12 acts of wellness this Christmas

12 acts of wellness this Christmas

The meaning of Christmas varies amongst different types of people. For some it is a family and friends orientated holiday, a time to give and receive gifts from loved ones. To others it is all about giving to those less fortunate. And lastly there’s the religious aspect of Christmas, historically it is known as the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Whatever Christmas means to you the primary message associated is that of love and care. With that being said, during the Christmas period it’s easy to focus your love externally rather than internally. There’s no denying that giving to others shows selflessness and generosity which are both beautiful attributes. But giving back to you is equally rewarding and a necessity.

At June Crandon we actively promote the concept of self-love as this is one of our core values. It’s something which should be practiced daily. However, the commercialisation of Christmas has meant the pressure is on! Whether it’s getting all the presents listed on your kids Christmas document, or ensuring Christmas dinner surpasses lasts years because you’ve told yourself “it could’ve been better”.

In her book, Prof. Neff explains “we are much harsher to ourselves than we would be to others, or than how we would expect others to treat us. So, to replace this harsh inner voice with a kinder one, you can simply notice it — which is already a step toward quietly subduing it — and actively try to soften it.”

According to www.medicalnewstoday.com the concept of self-love might conjure images of tree-hugging hippies or cheesy self-help books. But, as many psychology studies attest, self-love and -compassion are key for mental health and well-being, keeping depression and anxiety at bay. We’ve listed below 12 things you can do to maintain your wellness throughout the holidays.

  1. Treat yourself to a Christmas gift

  2. Take a day to off during the holidays to pamper yourself spiritually, mentally, and physically

  3. Don’t be critical of what you are eating during the holidays

  4. Give to someone outside of your friends and family

  5. Eliminate complaining– remember to give thanks for everything you have

  6. Write daily self love notes to yourself and stick them in your sacred space

  7. Write a love letter to yourself saying well done to all experiences and achievements made in 2018

  8. Say I like myself everyday

  9. Get creative! Use this time to find your inner creativity and have fun with it

  10. Do something daring

  11. Buy an item of clothing which makes you feel sexy

  12. Rest

To read more on wellness check out our stress article here

By | 2018-12-20T14:07:56+01:00 December 20th, 2018|Tips and Techniques|0 Comments