From my Linkedin newsletter here is how to get the best form your holidays and to use this time for a deeper and more lasting healthy transformation. And if you need some help to implement those lifestyle changes after your holidays, do get in touch! You can schedule a complimentary 30 min appointment with me here.
Reconnect with yourself
In our busy world, it is really difficult to take a break and listen to our inner voices. Many of us are stuck in a rat race, where we soldier on, and do what we feel we we have to.
Holidays are the perfect time to pause, shut the world outside, and really listen to yourself.
Understanding our true needs and values is fundamental in reconnecting with our inner motivation, and setting healthy boundaries and goals. Life dissatisfaction & burnout are often due to a “mismatch” between our inner needs and values and our choices in life.
This can be seen in your everyday choices. For example how many times you have said yes to going out with your friends on Friday night, while you really needed to have a nourishing meal and a good night’s sleep, to be energetic and refreshed for your weekend?
Take time to wonder
Holidays are the perfect time to explore new things and learn more about ourselves. Taking time to wonder, might help us see the world with different eyes and feel immersed in the present time. Rediscovering your inner child and a sense of exploration in life is key to life satisfaction and happiness.
Take a break from the flight & fight
We are not designed to be always on, and our nervous system is not designed to be constantly in the fight and fight mode. A constant flow of emails and digital communication, a hectic schedule, negative news cycles and not being able to create a consistent routine of nutrients food, sleep and exercise are enough to keep us in the stress zone.
So the holidays are really your biggest opportunity to relax and forget it all. Create the right mindset and let go of perfection.
Sleep, do a digital detox, try a yoga class.
Try something new
While creating habits is great to optimize our life so that we can have more mental energy and time for what really matters, trying something new helps stimulate the brain and create new neuronal connections, so important for creativity and cognitive functions.
Everything we do stimulates and shapes the brain. When we create habits we create “neuronal pathways” of brain cells that work together, but when we try something new we create new connections tapping into our potential.
Get more natural movement
If you are my client, you would know that I am a big fan of “natural movement” which is all the movement we do in our lives that is not proper “exercise”.
From strolling along the beach, hiking to new places to admire landscapes, swimming in the sea, or taking a yoga class in a resort, holidays are a great occasion to “experience” more movement in your life. Enjoy it, savor it, and then try to bring some into your life when you go back to work.
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