Sometimes it’s hard to stay cheerful with such cold weather and the stress of the holidays. Luckily it’s easy to beat the holiday blues by incorporating a few simple activities into your day.
When you’re starting to feel down take a walk outside, natural light and exercise has been shown to boost your mood and help you feel better. Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water is also a good idea-you’ll provide your body with the nutrients and energy that you need so you don’t feel run down. Research also suggests that taking up a new hobby can be beneficial and that spending as much time with your family and friends as possible can help you to feel better. Another great idea is to spend time volunteering. Giving back to your community will give you a new sense of purpose and help you to stay busy.
We’ve gathered up a list healthy recipes to add to your Christmas dinner menu. Check out the list below for a festive food that’s good for you:
- Applewood-Smoked Turkey
- Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto
- Roasted gnocchi, sundried tomato & olive stacks
- Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables
- Chocolate Yule Log
Feeling stressed out? It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed during the holidays. We’ve listed some of the ways to help keep your stress in check.
- Breath slowly and deeply
- Drink plenty of water and eat well
- Practice effective time management
- Get outdoors
- Catch your stress right away
- Label your feelings
- Fix your posture
- Turn off your phone
- Laugh out loud
― Thomas S. Monson