Keeping it cool during the party season

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So the party season is in full swing from mince pies to migraines. I don’t know about you, but during this time I find it really difficult to keep it together. Therefore, I have come up with some handy tips to get you through the busy holiday season.

Start the day, the lemon and water way

The benefits of drinking hot water and lemon, not only flushes out all those nasty toxins, it prepares the body for digestion. Keep drinking this every morning before your breakfast and you will notice that your skin will be looking more radiant and younger. Bye bye blemishes, hello fabulous.

You Can Say NO!

So we are all rocking and rolling right through to New Years. Don’t feel under pressure to attend every event. You can say NO! It is important to take time out for yourself. This may simply mean scheduling a time in your diary where you take a few hours, where you relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Alcohol

So your friend has popped open another bottle of Prosecco. Cracking news if you want to get smashed, but if you want to go slow, start sipping. Remember to keep hydrated, and drink plenty of water, pre and post your party session.

Shop online

The high street can be a distressing time of the year for many of us. I can think of nothing worse than traipsing through Oxford Street. I have often had panic attacks on this street, and it has been a very unpleasant experience. Thank goodness for the Internet we can avoid the shops, and do all are shopping in the comfort of our own home, all curled up in our pajamas.

Stuck on what outfit to wear?

Dig deep into your wardrobe; can you wear a dress that you haven’t worn for a few years? Do you think your friends will really notice! You may enjoy wearing it again, and it will save you some money.

Don’t break the bank

Honestly is the best policy. If you don’t have the money to be buying extravagant presents just say! Look at other ways of showing friends and loved ones that you want to share the Christmas cheer, perhaps invite them over for a meal?

Sleep

Sleep is really important this time of year, especially when our minds are so active with all the festive activities. If you are struggling, I have some great apps, which I have used to aid sleep.  The first is Relax Melodies: Sleep zen sounds & white noise for meditation, yoga and baby relaxation.This app has some great soothing sounds; my favourite is the ‘ocean’ sound. I close my eyes and pretend I am on holiday. I find waking up in the morning really difficult. My second app is, Sleep Cycle. This app not only tracks your sleeping pattern, but will wake you up in your lightest sleep phase. My last app Calm, is not targeted primary for falling asleep. However, since using this mediation app I have found my sleep has improved. Calm is about focusing on nothing but your breathing and learning the basics of mindfulness.

Go out and Walk

Walking is a simple stress reliever. During this festive season, this is a great way to go out and get some fresh air, while reducing all those stress hormones. Walking can boost your energy levels and make you less tired. This is great news, if you have been non stop partying! I find that walking has really helped with my headaches. Go out and explore some great scenery such as a river or a lake! Go out and try it for yourself! 

Immy x

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