Taking it easy these holidays
At long last the holidays are here and we can’t wait to get to the serious business of relaxation and partying. If you’re anything like me, choma, you have a list of things you want to do, places you want to go, and people you want to see. And that’s fantastic, up to a point; remember, you have limited time off this festive season and the most important thing is to take good care of yourself emotionally as well as physically. Believe it or not, it is actually possible to burn out from all the festive cheer.
The first thing to realise is that you can’t do everything so be careful how many social gatherings you commit to and don’t let anyone pressurise you into attending when you’re not up to it. There is nothing wrong with wanting to chill at home if that’s how you feel; after all, this is your holiday time.
Take a moment to think about the people you do choose to hang out with this festive season. Do they build you up or break you down? Make things easier or harder? Now is definitely not the time for that toxic drama! Take your holiday time to get rest and rejuvenation and that includes freeing yourself from toxic relationships and people who are bad for you.
Finally, remember to take care of your body and what you put into it this festive season. It’s okay to indulge a bit but try not go overboard. Everything is about balance, if you want to hit the festive treats, then maybe hit the gym in-between or take time to spend outdoors doing something physical –beach volleyball is a great way to keep fit if you’re down at the coast, but even a walk around your place is just as cool. A bit of physical activity won’t only keep you healthy but it will also make you feel good about yourself.
But also remember that regardless of what shape you’re in, confidence is everything. So don’t stress about what others might be thinking about you. Stay summer confident by being comfortable in your own skin.
And choma, you can drink alcohol (if you’re legally allowed to) but watch out that you don’t start abusing it. If you are not sure how to identify whether you may have a substance abuse problem, please click and find out where you can get help too. I know it’s tempting with all the parties, but you need to remember to take care of yourself. As you know chomas, alcohol can lead to risky behavior so keep that in mind when you’re out. There are definitely ways to be safe while having fun, and you can read all about that . Taking it easy also means taking it easy on things like alcohol. After all chomas, you don't need alcohol to have fun - you just need good company, a good space and a good attitude.
Happy holidays, choma!
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