The end of the year has a funny way of creeping up on us before we seem to know it. With all the chaos of holiday preparation and family coming in from out of town, it’s easy to let your priorities shift and fall behind on taking care of what matters most—YOU!
Add these important self-care practices to your holiday to-do list and give yourself the best gift you’ve ever gotten!
Set aside some time for yourself.
You’re not going to be able to focus on self-love and care if you don’t give yourself the opportunity. Whether you work it in spontaneously or have to schedule it in between gift shopping, it’s important to step away from your holiday duties and take some time just for you.
Try to take a whole day, or at least leave yourself enough time during the week to do your favorite things—curl up with a book, watch your favorite movie, take a hot bath, or fit in some yoga. You can even try something new and fun to keep your spirits up, like a boudoir shoot!
Take care of your body.
How you feel physically is going to have a significant affect on how you feel mentally. Do your best to eat healthy, even at holiday dinners. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for a salad instead of Thanksgiving turkey, just try to enjoy holiday treats in moderation! When you eat better, you feel better.
If you can, work in some regular exercise too. This will help keep up your energy and boost those feel-good endorphins.
Don’t forget to be grateful.
It’s easy to get bogged down by holiday stress and blinded by the endless to-do list of tasks in front of you. Practicing gratitude is one of the most effective ways to keep stress at bay and maintain a positive mindset!
Say or write one thing every day that you’re grateful for—your partner, pet, or even just the bargain football jersey you found for your dad’s gift. After all, being thankful is ultimately what the holidays are all about.
One of the best ways to practice self-care is to celebrate the unique beauty you radiate inside and out. Schedule a boudoir photoshoot at The Pouting Room this holiday season as a reminder of all the things you love about yourself!
No matter how busy life gets, self-confidence and empowerment are always important. Call us today at 508-603-1163 to schedule your session!