Staying healthy and active during the holidays (not to mention the winter months in general) is always important, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the holiday season is looking quite a bit different than in the past. Our need to be mindful of social distancing and limiting exposure to groups of people is stressful.
We typically look forward to gathering with loved ones and celebrating cherished traditions with friends and family. This year's recommended public health guidance make the holidays somewhat difficult to bear.
Good self-care supports physical, emotional, and mental health. Getting enough exercise and sleep, eating well, and creating positive ways to express yourself goes a long way in helping to cope with the challenges of the pandemic.
When our physical body is healthy, our mind and emotions are more balanced. We experience more calm and less chaos in our life. When our mind is centered we find it easier to slip into a quite state of contemplation.
We're not throwing out our traditions this year, we're just stretching them a bit (or a lot). We're finding the balance point between health, safety and wellbeing as we create new ways to enjoy the blessings this season brings.
To explore ways to nurture yourself, check out my free Ebook Self-Care: The Art of Balance.