When it comes to health during the holiday season, my perspective has changed a lot over the past few years. Two years ago, I started moving towards intuitive eating and this year I set my intention for the season to use this time to learn to slow down. Before that, the holiday season was always a mix of trying to diet and going way overboard.
The past few weeks have been a blur of work holiday lunches and dinners, family and friends parties, pounds of gifted chocolate and lots of things I used to think of as “temptations.” In years past, I would “challenge” myself to live a certain way during the holiday season and ultimately end up depriving myself.
This year, I’ve enjoyed the season without much thought to health and fitness. It seems I’ve finally found the balance I’ve been striving for all these years by not trying. Instead, I’ve been focused on taking care of myself and the rest just fell into place. This is huge for me, so I took a few moments to realize some things I’ve been doing naturally to take care of myself and stay balanced during these crazy weeks.