As a property manager, the holiday season is incredibly busy. More traffic in buildings, both commercial and residential, and the pandemic is bringing new headaches.
Do you feel stressed? You are not alone.
This post is for you. It’s an extra challenge to stay healthy during the holidays with so many temptations, but it doesn’t have to be.
Stress causes insulin spikes and drops, and so you may find yourself snacking at your desk, trying to manage many moving parts in your careers, and overall, getting run down and burned out.
Here’s a break from some of our more technical articles to give you, in case you forgot or needed it, permission to take care of yourself.
Your friends might want to pressure you into eating something that could compromise your health, or they may not be aware of how it affects you.
Keeping Health a Priority
Sometimes people are unaware because health needs can be a tedious topic. To layer, it’s also a tempting time for you to put your health on the back shelf.
With these five tips, you can continue your health as a priority and still enjoy the holiday season while still keeping your blood sugar levels in check.
5 Habits to Incorporate for a Healthier Holiday
1. Make a list of everything you have to do for the holidays and prioritize tasks. This helps to manage stress, and stress impacts insulin levels.
2. Identify your triggers – what makes you want to eat or drink in a sabotaging manner? You’ve heard the phrase “Fail to plan, plan to fail,” well, that applies here. Developing a plan is key to creating a robust prevention plan that keeps you in control, not the defense.
3. Create a healthy holiday routine that includes going on walks, cooking healthy meals, and being mindful about how often you’re eating. Mindful living is intentional living. Your body will thank you for being so proactive.
4. Find ways to relax – this might include taking baths with Epsom salts, reading books by candlelight, or spending time meditating.
We can’t avoid all stress, but we can always manage our reactions. Employing the parasympathetic system to engage relaxation is one of the most powerful tools to balance your mind and body.
5. Enjoy the season without feeling guilty. Guilt and shame are toxic emotions. Sometimes, we make mistakes or give in to temptation; we are human. Don’t beat yourself up.
Remember that it’s okay if we don’t stick 100% to our goals each day – as long as we make progress towards them every day.
We all know that the holiday season can be stressful. We hope these tips will help keep you on your health journey more effortlessly.
Now enjoy the season because it’s not about depriving yourself-it’s about maintaining balance in health, which makes the season all the more enjoyable. Contact us at iRestify, so that we can make your life more streamlined all year long.