1. Indulge Not Over Indulge
I'm not gonna say no to the odd cake, biscuit or mulled wine but I am going to be mindful about what I put in my mouth. I plan to continue using MyFitnessPal (MFP) up to a point; currently, I have a couple "off plan" (as in not inputted) days on MFP and that's how I plan to continue. It's great to have an idea of what I am eating each day but when I go out, I don't want to be the one in the corner looking for the next nearest equivalent in MFP in order to be super specific!
2. Stay Active
Ever noticed that when you take time off work, you get ill?! That's because when you suddenly reduce stress, your immune system relaxes and gives all sorts the opportunity to attack you. Staying active over the holidays is a good way to reduce stress and keep your immune system strong. I don't have any particular goals of how many sessions but I am technically in Half Marathon training albeit a little bit lax!
I'm lucky enough that I have my place to myself so I get to come home to peace and quiet each evening. I also currently get a complimentary cinema ticket each week which I plan on using; taking a couple hours out each week to just sit down, watch a film and enjoy the moment. Your me time could be reading a book, watching TV, cooking, or going for a walk! You know yourself best and you know how you like to wind down!
4. Planning, Preparation and Pampering
Hands up who has done all their Christmas shopping?! ...truthfully, I don't "do" Christmas. The only gifts I bought were for the Secret Santa's that I seemed to have to take part in and for my mum!
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