Post-Holiday Wellness Tips: Refresh and Reset with Self-Care After the Holidays
While the holidays are a time for celebrating, they’re not without their share of stressors. From last-minute gift shopping to cooking, hosting family and the seemingly never-ending holiday festivities, the most wonderful time of year can also be one of constant chaos. Not to mention the abundant opportunities for “overindulging” that start on Thanksgiving and continue through New Year’s Eve.
By the time the holidays are over and it’s (finally!) the new year, many of us are ready for a reset. As the experts in all things holistic health and wellness, we’ve got you covered with these five post-holiday wellness tips to boost your self-care after the holidays. Here are a few ways to reset your health and wellness routine and get on track to meeting your 2023 resolutions.
Make Hydration a Habit
When it comes to establishing healthy post-holiday habits, this one’s a must. It’s no secret that your body needs to be properly hydrated to function. Water is also essential to flush out waste and deliver nutrients to the cells while also improving cognition, sleep quality and mood. Even mild dehydration can deplete your energy and lead to tiredness.
In addition to drinking plenty of water, water-rich foods are also beneficial for maintaining good health. For an additional hydration boost, consider incorporating more celery, cucumber, watermelon, strawberries and bell peppers into your diet.
Super-Charge with Superfoods
Boost your diet and support your 2023 weight management goals with superfoods! Because they’re so nutritionally dense, superfoods are must-haves in your wellness routine reset.
Packed with vitamins, fiber and phytochemicals, blueberries (and other berries) top the list of antioxidant-rich superfoods. However, many other plant-based foods are equally beneficial, including kale, sweet potatoes, beans and nuts. In addition to improving your health, many superfoods are also associated with elevating your mood. These include green tea, red bell pepper, okra, flaxseed, bananas, dark chocolate and avocado.
If you’re looking for a serious superfoods boost to kickstart your refresh, our Superfood & Antioxidant Boost Powder just might be your secret weapon this year! Look good and feel great with clean, nutrient-dense ingredients formulated for you.
Prioritize Your Z’s
The post-holiday season may leave you feeling like you’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Unfortunately, all of those late nights can add up to physical, mental and emotional health consequences, including everything from low sex drive to weight gain and even trouble concentrating. On the other hand, getting sufficient sleep can help your body ward off illness, regulate appetite and weight and counter seasonal sadness.
But holiday stress isn’t the only reason you might feel sleep-deprived in the winter. Other factors like less sunlight, colder temperatures, changes in exercise and unregulated eating habits can all make you feel more tired this time of year.
So, what are some strategies for better sleep in cold weather? Start by establishing a consistent sleeping and waking routine. Other natural winter sleep aids include keeping your bedroom on the colder side, spending more time outdoors, exercising regularly and avoiding screens and any blue light-emitting distractions (like television or your phone) before bed.
Getting your circadian rhythms in balance is also important, but not always easy. That’s where our Sleep+ Wellness Chews come in. Formulated with an exclusive natural Circadiplex™ adaptogen blend, they can help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling rested.
Show Your Skin Some Love
We live in our skin every day, which is why our complexion should be one we love to be seen in. Cold winter weather can take a serious toll on your skin. The combination of dry air and relatively low humidity with harsh indoor heating can lead to itchy, dull and flaky skin.
Room humidifiers are an excellent way to restore your skin’s moisture. Other winter wellness tips to defend against harsh weather include moisturizing daily, adopting a gentle cleansing routine and adding our Youth Factor®Complete Vitality Complex into your skincare routine, which works from the inside out to replenish, restore and rejuvenate.
Tap into Your Natural Energy
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many people fall out of their exercise routines. Combined with festive seasonal foods, the result can be weight gain and reduced energy levels that go along with it. While we’re all tempted to hibernate from winter’s chill, incorporating more activity into your life is a powerful way to jumpstart your reset and make getting through the winter months a little easier.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to start training for a marathon. A daily walk, yoga and stretching are all effective forms of exercise that can also help you minimize cravings, stave off the winter blues and feel better.
We also know that getting started can be the hardest part, which is one of the reasons we’re big fans of our Energy+ Wellness Chews. These small but mighty chews deliver an immediate dose of energy and focus to help you get up and get going.
Become Your Best Self This Year With a Little Help From Neora
If the holiday season left you feeling zapped of energy and ready for a reset, these five tips can help you recover and recharge for the year ahead. Plus, our science-backed natural wellness products offer a powerful partnership in doing so. To lay the foundation for your best year yet, shop Neora’s clean beauty and holistic wellness products.