It’s here! The most wonderful time of the year. Right?
The holidays certainly look different this year, and while the convenience of curbside shopping and the cancelation of complicated family reunions may have reduced a few of the usual stressors, that doesn’t mean that the hustle and bustle of the holidays has disappeared.
2020 has really shown us the significance of self-care and wellness, but it’s still so easy to get swept up in the “busyness” of things. As yoga teachers and owners of Charlotte Pop-Up Yoga, Natalie and I teach the importance of connection, flow, and intentionality on the yoga mat, but it’s just as important to carry that intention off the mat. That’s why we’re sharing five simple ways you can practice self-care and wellness this holiday season.
1. Move for 15 minutes each day.
Our schedules tend to get jam packed around the holidays. Often our exercise plans are the first thing to go in order to make time for something else. But you don’t always need to block an hour for a yoga class or thirty minutes for a run. When you find yourself struggling to exercise this month, set a goal to move for at least fifteen minutes each day. That can be playing with your kids on a playground, going for walk at work, taking a short jog around the block…anything!
3. Practice Simplicity. Less is More.
4. Just Go With the Flow.
5. Practice Gratitude.
Although this may seem obvious, many of us forget to actually do it. Make a point to inhale, exhale, and list three gratitudes each day. I promise, everyone has something to be thankful for. Remember, “it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” – David Steindl-Rast Looking for more help staying mindful or well this season?
Check out our Christmas DropSound Pentatonix Yoga class December 10th or the Intentional Ten Podcast for more inspiration on your wellness journey!