The nights are getting longer, pumpkin-everything is in the grocery stores and the influencers are trying to outdo each other with holiday decorating where ever you scroll on social.
Before we enter party season, with its influx of invitations, late nights, family commitments and steady flow of wine, now is the perfect time to catch a breath and reset ahead of the festive period. Many of us will put pressure on ourselves as the holidays – whether that means sourcing the perfect presents, attending every event we can, dashing up and down the country to visit relatives or playing host. But by taking stock of your year so far in the coming weeks, and reflecting on what you might want to adjust, you’ll be laying the groundwork for a more relaxed and enjoyable holiday season.
And, making small but focused changes now could help lay the foundations for change in 2023, too. While January is the traditional time for reassessing your goals and making resolutions, it can sometimes feel like we’re setting ourselves up to fail when we attempt to give our lives a major overhaul at the start of the year. After weeks of over-indulging, we’re somehow supposed to ditch all our bad behaviour patterns and acquire plenty of healthy new ones overnight (all while managing to squeeze exercise into some of the shortest, coldest days of the year). But if you’ve put in the work beforehand, you’ll probably be well on the way to forming better habits anyway by the time January rolls around.
Ready for a pre-Christmas reset? Rather than simply survive, you can actually thrive during this time with grace and gratitude. Here are 7 tips to energetically assist you with having a conscious and stress-free holiday season: