Decompressing After The Holidays
The holidays can be extremely stressful for a multitude of reasons. Especially during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 being so prevalent in our society. Whether you stayed away from friends and family this year, or resumed normal scheduled holiday programming, you’re probably ready to decompress. Plus, throw on all the extra holiday treats that we indulged in during this time – our bodies likely need a reset too. In this blog we’re going to discuss ways to get your mind and health back on track.
Ways to Restructure for 2022:
- Drink more water. You’re probably tired of hearing this by now but it’s a huge deal. Consuming more water daily can make you feel more recharged and full of energy. Plus, it comes with a multitude of health benefits. Water is very crucial to the digestion process. It also helps remove toxins from the body which can cause inflammation and irritation if left alone. It’s also been said that consuming more water can help aid in your weight loss goals as well.
- Write down your goals. It likely feels cheesy to set goals and actually write them down but research has shown the benefit in doing so. You’re more likely to accomplish the goal if you write it down. We recommend writing it somewhere that you’ll see or pass by often so that you’re constantly reminding yourself of where you want to be. Plus, it always feels good to cross it off once it’s been completed. Try to come up with 5-10 goals (big or small) for yourself this year. We promise you won’t regret it.
- Enjoy your hobbies. Focusing on your passions can really help reset your mind and body with the new year. Life gets busy so we put our hobbies and interests on the back-burner but then forget to take time for ourselves. If you enjoy fishing, make an effort to go once a month. Same with hunting, once the season rolls around try to position yourself to take time off to go enjoy the wilderness.
- Protect yourself. With COVID-19 on the rise, make sure that you’re taking precautionary measures to protect yourself and your family. Whether that be getting 8+ hours of sleep at night, consuming elderberry or Vitamin C, etc. Find a method that works for you and continue to utilize the practices on a consistent basis. Obviously, washing your hands and wearing a mask in high-populated areas are beneficial as well.
- Quality sleep. As we touched on above, sleep is essential to daily function. If you lack sleep, like the nearly 70 million Americans that do, you might not feel like your best self come morning. If you feel like you’ve tried everything, we recommend giving the 25MG CBD Softgels with Melatonin for Sleep a chance. They contain 3MG of melatonin and 3MG of CBN to help aid your sleep cycles.
- Try CBD. If you’ve thought about CBD and adding it into your routine, we recommend giving it a try this year. Keep in mind that you need to take it on a consistent basis before you start to notice a difference. Consider keeping a journal to track how you feel, when you took the CBD, and more. At Revital Outdoors, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee so that you can feel confident in your purchase.
Stress is one of the biggest things that can tense us up throughout the year. Therefore, learning how to manage during these times will be the building blocks to keep you on the right healthy path. Especially given the current circumstances, stress just keeps coming back 10-fold. We recommend tracking stress levels daily or weekly to help manage and combat stresses. Feel free to use a smartwatch such as an Apple Watch or FitBit to help track these events.
As we stated above, keeping a journal of your emotions and stress can be extremely helpful. Especially if you’re taking CBD as well – tracking how it makes you feel can be done in the same journal.
Here are some tips and tricks that will make the post-holiday slump feel a little more productive than it has in years past. These will help you stay on track while also getting the necessary done.
- Review possible gift returns. Did you get a gift that you’re not in love with? It can feel like a chore to round up the items and take them back to the store. However, getting ahead of it in the beginning will help not waste money, and will help you feel more productive. We recommend setting out all of the items that need to be returned at once so that you can physically see what needs to happen. Then, create an action plan to attack the chore and get it done.
- Send in rebates. With the end of the year comes a lot of financial responsibility. Sometimes we get off track with our deadlines. Therefore, make sure to stay on top of these things such as insurance policies and more in the first few weeks of the new year.
- Reflect on the last year. Figure out what things made you happy, or sad. Figure out where you want to be at the end of the new year now. Figuring out how far you’ve come in a year, will help you decide what you want to do with your days in the new year.
Wrapping it up
There’s many things that you can do to prepare your mind and body for the coming year. We hope that you take these tips and utilize them in your life. Let us know what your New Year’s Resolutions are below – we’d love to know!