Sunday, November 20, 2011

How to Keep Sane and Healthy Through the Holiday Season

Going through the holiday season can either be a fun and joyful time for many, or it can be the most difficult time of the year for others going through difficulty or loss. Then there are those who make life too busy for themselves, so the entire holiday season is one big hussle and bussle time of the year for them. What's best to keep in mind through this holiday season (both Thanksgiving and Christmas) is that this season is not about us. Jesus Christ is always the reason for any and every season. Without Him, there would really be no reason to continue living. Because Christ unselfishly died on the cross for us showing us how much He loves us, let's keep passing God's love on to others.

Let's go through this list of how to keep sane and healthy through this season, so that we can continue being a blessing to those we come in contact with or to help those who are far away from us.

1. Keep excercising and don't stop. Even if you don't have much time, get a 20 or 30 minute walk or run in to keep our hearts healthy and strong.

2. Eat regular meals and never skip. You need energy throughout the day to keep you going.

3. Keep drinking lots of water and forego the sodas. Use up your calorie allowance for something that's worth it for your body and taste buds.

4.  Boost your immune system with lost of fruits and vegetables.

5. Enjoy the desserts of the holiday season, never deprive yourself, but do enjoy them in small portions.

6. Learn to say no. You don't have to go to every single party that you're invited to or you don't have to take on more responsibility than what you can handle. Set your boundaries.

7. Guard your sleep.

8. Do something for others you don't know or know. Sign up to buy a present for a child that an organization, like your church or others, is collecting wish lists for or make a monetary donation to your favorite charitable organization. Pray for a family or friend who is in need. Call up a family member or friend who needs comfort.

9. Keep a song in your heart.

10. Last, but certainly not least, and the most important of all, don't skip out on spending time with God every single day. Not only is it enough to pray, but make it a two-way conversation by having Him speak to you through His word. Start off the morning by spending time with Him in his word and prayer.

When we keep God at the center of our lives every day, He helps keep our lives on track, so that we can be a blessing to our family and to others. Enjoy the holiday season!


Earl Quijada said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Earl!:)