Happy Healthy Holidays
All’s well that ends well, they say. After the year we’ve had in 2020, a good end to the year is what we all need! It has been a year of disruption, uncertainty and change but the holiday season brings with it an opportunity to unwind, relax, reflect, and focus on living and being well.
While the festive season and celebrations might be slightly different this year, there are some choices we can make to restore a sense of balance and boost our wellness for a happy body and happy mind.
Here are our top 5 hacks for ending the year well:
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Socrates once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living”. Take some time to look back and reflect on the year it’s been. What have been some of the highlights? What are some things you could have done differently? What is something new you learnt about yourself this year? Who are the people and what are the experiences that enriched your life this year? Think about this and write them down to capture the year it’s been.
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Holidays are the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and family (even if it might be virtually this year). Share your reflections, share your gratitude, and share your experiences of having navigated a rather challenging year. Having these deeper conversations will not only help strengthen your social ties but also foster a stronger sense of connection with loved ones.
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If you are taking time off during the holiday period, do make it a point to really unplug and switch off from screens and the virtual world. Challenge yourself to a digital detox, even if it is for short, allocated periods of time. See if you can decrease your screen time on a daily basis! This year, more than ever, we’ve spent more time on screens. Taking a step back, shutting down the screens, turning off the notifications will all help to be more connected to the people and places around you.
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Holidays are a time for indulgence, but they should also be a time for treating your bodies to those much-needed endorphins from exercise! Don’t forget the benefits of moving. It’s summertime, make sure to squeeze in some time for exercise outside – be it a walk, a swim or a paddle. While most of us want to break away from routines during the festive period, having some time set aside for daily exercise would not only make indulging during holidays more guilt-free but also make the transition to a healthier new year much easier!
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All’s also well when you eat well. While it is tempting to give in to the appeal of long, indulgent feasts at the end of the year, it’s also important to keep in mind that you can also “treat yourself” with healthier alternatives. This doesn’t necessarily mean constantly watching or controlling what you eat but nourishing yourselves and those around you with meals that are delicious, wholesome and healthy.
If you’re looking for tips, do join us for the Virtual Cooking Masterclass with celebrity chef – Colin Fassnidge on the 10th of December at 1pm, for recipe inspiration for a happy and healthy holiday menu!
What else is happening this month?
Free Virtual Masterclass
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Happy Healthy Holiday Cooking
With Colin Fassnidge
Renowned celebrity chef author of “The Commonsense Cook”
Join us at 1:00 pm AEDT / 3:00 pm NZDT, Thursday, 10th December 2020