Finding Peace in a Busy Season
Updated: Oct 25
It's that time of year when the weather gets cooler, events start stacking up, and challenges may arise. Maybe there are parts of the Holiday season that you really enjoy while there are other areas that bring you stress. Let's explore some areas that can help improve the Holidays this year.
Holiday Self Care
The National Institute of Mental Health describes self-care as taking the time to do things that help one live well and improve physical and mental health. There are several benefits to incorporating a self-care routine into one's lifestyle, including managing stress, lowering the risk of illness, and increasing quality of life.
Many face challenging situations around the Holidays, increased stress and emotions, as well as a drained battery. Although these times are busy, it's important to not put self-care on the back burner. It's imperative to prioritize our own needs so that we can be present in the moment and enjoy this time of year.
That might look like dedicating 5 to 15 minutes a day to practice self-care if that's the time frame that works best for you during the busy season!BetterHelp shares some great information on self-care and some ideas on incorporating a plan. Our in-house therapist, Kira, is also available to work with individuals in forming their own self-care plan that best suits their needs.
With all the travel, events, visits, etc. it can be a challenging time to prioritize nourishment. We chatted about the importance of nourishing the soul and mind through self-care, now let's look at nourishing the body. It's important to create a plan that's realistic and works best for your taste buds and lifestyle.
This might look like finding an hour on Sunday evenings to meal prep for the week, packing more on-the-go snacks so that you can stay fueled on travel, and planning ahead. If you're attending Aunt Sussie's Christmas party where she usually burns a dish and the meal gets postponed, plan to bring a snack or eat before arriving.
If there are certain allergies or preferences, make sure there'll be options available at the event, or bring your own favorites! No matter the time of year, it's necessary to nourish and fuel the body properly. Our in-house dietitian, Eden, is also available to help clients form a plan that best fits their plans and lifestyle.
If you're looking to find peace during the Holidays, professional help could be beneficial. Pearl Wellness Practice is offering a 4-week virtual skills-based group to build healthy coping skills and create a plan to best support them this season. This group will be open to adults (18+) in all 50 states and led by our in-house therapist, Kira, and in-house dietitian, Eden.
Those interested in learning more about the group or registering are welcome to reach out to our treatment team today! Our team hopes that you're able to find peace and enjoyment this Holiday season by incorporating healthy strategies and coping skills into your routine.