Check out these five acitonable hacks to help you improve your health–despite the temptations of cookie exchanges and holiday meals.
Looking for Actionable Self-Care Hacks to Help You Through the Holidays?
When the days grow shorter and colder, and the list of holiday temptations stretches out longer, I sometimes find it difficult to remember my physical self-care goals. I want to have energy, good health, and the ability to enjoy the season. But all those temptations mock me. Shorter days don’t necessarily lead to more sleep each night, and sleep deprivation can actually counteract our willpower and self-control.
In addition to scheduling adequate sleep during the holidays, remember the acronym SWEAT. Today’s podcast will explain each actionable self-care hack covered by the acronym.
What worries you most about the holidays? Weight gain? Difficult family situations? COVID and holiday crowds? Travel? Following these actionable hacks will help you relieve stress and experience improved health during a time of year when many people feel overwhelmed beyond measure.
If you like accountability gadgets, check out this post.
For more on the benefits of exercise, check out this series.
You can find healthy, vegan and vegetarian recipes here.
Holiday vegetarian pozole for a crowd.
A simple, giant pot of vegetable soup will please any crowd.
Make-ahead vegetarian lasagna for a crowd.
Take these healthier brownies to the cookie exchange this year!
Download a FREE SELF-CARE CHECKLIST here. It’s packed full of actionable steps to help you figure out your why and start on your journey to better health today.
Come Back Next Week
What better time of year than during the holidays to assess your spiritual health? Join me for actionable steps to improve your spiritual self-care and focus on next week’s podcast.
Change Starts Today!
Dear Inspire Me Monday friends and family,
While many people felt as if 2020 was the most difficult year in their life, 2021 has been that year for me. A bout with COVID, ankle surgery, and reactions to the vaccine gave me ample time to reflect and ask those big questions about my life, goals, and aspirations.
I realize I’ve set aside some of my creative dreams over the past decade as I focused on blogging and maintaining this link-up. I’ve learned more about blogging, social media, SEO, and writing than I ever imagined I’d need to learn. In order to make room for old dreams, I’ll be consolidating some of my non-fiction efforts.
I’m moving the Self-Care Hacks podcast to Sundays and for the foreseeable future, you’ll see the show notes and a link to the Self-Care Hacks podcast each week on the Inspire Me Monday link-up.
I hope to continue to see each of you in this space, even though the format will change a little.
- Develop Community! The Inspire Me Monday link up exists to foster community among bloggers.
- Sharing Rocks! Visit and share the post in front of yours. Who knows, your audience may need to hear the words someone else wrote.
- Foster Encouragement! When you leave kind words on someone else’s blog, it inspires them to encourage someone else (maybe even you).