Do you like to make the most of the sales at this time of year? It’s the perfect opportunity to upgrade your TV, replace those worn out kitchen appliances, or to simply revamp your wardrobe.
If you’re anything like us it all seems great in theory, until you walk into the mall and realize that (of course), everyone else is thinking the same thing. The stores are bustling and noisy, people are bumping into you and cutting in line, and tensions are high. While getting great deals can be exhilarating, they can also make you anxious.
How can you get in and out in one piece?
We have a few tips:
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Stay calm in the crowds during the sales this year, and remember that if going to the mall just doesn’t seem worth how it makes you feel, there’s always online shopping from the comfort of your home!
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Ahhhhh, the festive season! There are so many delicious foods and drinks to choose from, you can feel like a kid in a candy shop!
The holidays come with constant temptation, like ever-present baked goods and eggnog. It’s made worse by work parties, family gatherings, lack of sleep, financial pressures, and buying just the right gifts. If you’re not careful, all this can add up to a lot of stress!
The impact of stress on health is often overlooked, and is the very reason we don’t don’t recommend starting a health kick like a diet, detox or juice fast at this time of year. The holiday season simply may not be the best time to start committing to healthier choices.
Not only will a newly introduced healthy habit be hard to stick to with all those indulgences so readily available, but the stress of the season and the disrupted sleep patterns will make it even more challenging to outwit the hormones leptin and ghrelin that regulate appetite.
How to have your cake and eat it too
The holidays are full of delicious traditions, like the mince pies your mom makes from scratch every year, or the special cake your grandma makes that’s full of margarine. They certainly aren’t healthy choices, but they do feed the soul and take you right back to your childhood. It’s at times like this that food holds value far beyond its nutrition.
Here are our tips on how to find some balance this holiday season:
Enjoy yourself this holiday season, and don’t feel bad about your choices. For most of us, a few days of indulgence will not destroy all our hard work.
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perfectly cooked turkey on the table at the right time! Not to mention wrangling your alcohol infused family members to gather around the table, all while keeping the kids happy and preventing the cat from trying to pull down the tree.
The holiday season can leave you feeling frazzled and less than yourself, but we’re hoping you can more than survive the holiday season, by getting through unscathed and with nothing but good memories.
If you’re approaching the end of the year with trepidation, it is time to consider Truehope EMP. With a powerful mineral balance, it helps to maintain healthy homeostasis of the mind and body during this hectic time of year. I know what you’re thinking, nothing can outwit the stress of the holiday season, but this simple addition to your daily self-care routine is a well studied treatment for acute stress.
During the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake a research study followed how adults taking Truehope EMP handled the stress and anxiety that came with such a devastating event. The results showed that those taking Truehope EMP had better psychological outcomes than those who weren’t, including those who switched from EMP to medications. Not only that, but the benefits were maintained for a further year (just in time for the next holiday season!)
What this and other studies tell us, is the optimal balance of micronutrients found in EMP is an effective way to minimize the stress that comes with natural disasters… and while we hope your holiday season is not akin to the stress of experiencing an earthquake, we are confident we can help you get through no matter what is thrown at you!
Give yourself the gift of peace and happiness this holiday season with Truehope EMP.
*While using EMP you should avoid taking extra minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc as they may upset the delicate balance of Truehope EMP and produce less than optimal results.
The holiday season is fast approaching, as are the expectations, obligations, and the cascading to-do list. For many, the holiday season is one of stress and overwhelm, but it doesn’t have to be. Setting boundaries during this time can be an essential part of self care, and maintaining your mental health.
Next, think back to all the years gone by. What traditions left you energized, and which felt like obligations? If your goal is to actually enjoy the holiday season in its entirety, you need to set some personal boundaries around what you are and are not willing to do.
You, and you alone, get to decide how you celebrate the holidays. You have permission to:
Consider this permission to design your holiday season around what truly brings you joy, rather than what “should” bring you joy. You get to say “no”, you get to say “yes”, and you also get to change your mind.
Here’s to planning a holiday season that lights you up! It IS possible, you just need to choose it!
Let us know on Instagram @TruehopeCanada what boundaries you’ll be setting this season to make it a truly joyous one.
We want to provide nothing but the highest quality information and advice for our followers to improve their health, which is why at Truehope Canada, we're happy to say our writer is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Holistic Nutritionist.