New Year is coming! Some of us are still in quarantine while others are going to offices. New Year means more vacations. Today we will tell you how to spend this time to really relax and quickly recover from stress after the holidays.
How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
New Year brings a new start, a beginning to everything. If you still don’t change yourself then you are still a year behind. Follow these tips to stay healthy during the holidays.
1- Don’t Spend All Day In Bed
Of course, you want to lie in bed longer, but do not get too carried away with it. Otherwise, you will knock down your health and the body will not thank you. You will feel tired and after a few days, you will go back to work.
An alternative to late waking up can be a short nap (up to 1.5 hours). It will help to restore strength and not harm health.
2- Don’t Get Drunk
Many people get drunk every night during the holidays which is not at all good for health. The next day hangover can have unreasonable effects on the body e.g., severe sweating, dizziness, and more appetite for food. Many people even develop this drinking into a habit and become addicted.
Therefore, we suggest you stay away from alcohol during your holidays. It is not a good idea! For those who want to get rid of the drinking habit, holidays are a great opportunity for them. You can become a part of different alcohol recovery programs, some of them are for seven to fourteen days.
3- Ditch Long-Planned Tasks
Very often, when we have a lot of free time, we try to redo all the things that we have been postponing for a long time and which we didn’t get our hands on the weekdays. Go through the things in the closets, fix something, or wash all the shoes.
Refuse such dubious entertainment. Vacations should be vacations: they are made for relaxation. So fill your free time with really pleasant things – go for a visit, take a walk in the park, or do some fun activity.
These pleasant things mustn’t have deadlines: then the brain will be able to relax and by the end of the vacation, you will feel rested and free from stress.
4- Long Live Idleness
Another way to reboot your brain is to sit back. Don’t do anything for an hour every day during your vacation, just sit back and relax. This is a great workout for the brain because we are used to doing something or fussing all the time.
By spending an hour in blissful idleness is a real test. Watch your thoughts. If spending an hour in idleness is unbearable for you, try this exercise first.
5- Spend Time With Family
It is the best time to spend more time with your family and friends. These meet-ups will cheer you up and you will ultimately feel fresher. Having quality time with your loved ones directly impacts your mental health.
6- Fewer Gadgets
Try to schedule a certain time each day that you will spend without gadgets. For this time, turn off notifications and enjoy non-phone activities. It may seem unusual, but your brain will be delighted with such a gift.
7- Change The Environment
Travel is the best way to relax our minds. If you have not been able to escape on distant wanderings, do not be discouraged. A trip to a neighboring town, to nature, or even to another area of your city, where there is, for example, a park, skiing, or other winter fun is what you need.
Change your surroundings by all means. It will help you shake things up, experience new sensations, and feel refreshed. Treat yourself to new experiences that you will remember on working days.
8- Communicate More
People who talk a lot are usually happier than silent ones. This is the conclusion reached by Dr. Matthias Mehl, senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Mehl studied the conversations of the participants and found that the average person utters about 16,000 words a day. (By the way, it is a myth that women speak much more than men).
Of course, we are all different – some are more open, some are introverted, and different factors affect our talkativeness every day. But in general, Mel’s research shows that those who regularly communicate with others rate their life satisfaction higher. So make sure to take some time during your holidays to have casual conversations with people you like.
9- Take Nutrients
Some nutrients and minerals help the immune system and our body’s well-being. Our body goes through a lot of stress as we work daily at the office. In our busy schedule, we do not have enough time to take care of ourselves. So, during vacations take some useful minerals that can relax your mind and body. Before you begin taking nutrients or other natural cures, consult with your doctor.
10- Listen To Music
Vacation is a time of relaxation. So our main advice is to relax. In any way available to you: some people like music, while others want to pick up pencils and draw.
11- Develop Healthy Habits
For making your mind and body stress-free during the holidays, you need to adopt more healthy habits. These habits include; exercising, avoiding junk food, drinking more water, and be cheerful with your friends and family.
Such little things can have a great impact on the wellness of your body and brain. Usually, in our busy routine, we are not able to put much attention to these things. But during the holidays you have a chance of improving your health.
The time has come. Right now, it’s time to spend on your health and happiness. A healthy mind will support a healthy body. So spend these vacations wisely. Have a great holiday!