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3 Things to Declutter this December

healthy living Dec 14, 2022

The holidays are a time for celebrating with the people we love most. From relaxing get-togethers with family to festive gatherings with close friends, this time of year is about spending quality time together and making happy memories. However, as much fun as the holidays can be, they can also be a source of stress and anxiety. Between shopping for presents, wrangling down family members to make travel arrangements, and juggling work and social commitments, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

 

That's why I've decided to take on the challenge of decluttering different aspects of my life at the end of December. Here are three areas of your life you can declutter this December.

 

How to Declutter Your Schedule

During the holiday season, our calendars tend to fill up quickly with all sorts of events – parties, shopping trips, and seasonal get-togethers with friends and family members. While it might be tempting to say yes to everything and spend every waking moment running from one activity to the next, it's important to take a step back and remember that you don't need to do it all. 

 

Instead, take some time to prioritize the activities that are most important to you and your loved ones. This could mean only choosing a pre-set number of engagements you'll say yes to so you can have more time for quality family time. Or you may shop online more this year to save time driving around town. Prioritizing the important events first will allow you to re-arrange your schedule and get creative with finding time-saving hacks for giving yourself the downtime you need and deserve. So, when those party invitations and shopping lists start pouring in over the coming weeks, don't hesitate to say no.

 

How to Declutter Your Mind

The holidays can be a time of great excitement, but they can also be a source of tremendous stress and anxiety. One effective way to alleviate some of that stress is to take a few minutes each day for meditation. Meditation has been shown to have many beneficial effects on the mind and body, including reducing stress levels and improving concentration and focus. 

 

There are countless meditation apps two of my favorites are InsightTimer and The Breathing App (both of which are free).  Many of my clients love the Calm app as well.  Take a look at one and take the time during the holiday season to calm your mind, clear your thoughts through mindful meditation, and reap all the benefits of it.

 

How to Declutter Your Diet

To stay healthy this holiday season, focus on eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing your sugar intake. This is the perfect time of year to simplify your diet. 

 

Commit to practical steps you can easily follow, such as adding one side salad to at least one daily meal. For the rest of the month of December, have your snacks be fresh veggies with a delicious dip you love. Cut out that third cup of coffee for a warm and cozy Winter Tea. There are countless ways you can simplify your diet and make things easier and more healthy in the long run. 

 

You'll start the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated by taking some time each day to declutter different areas of your life now. 

 

If you have tried to implement healthy changes, but they just don’t stick, you may think “I can’t change.” But, maybe you just haven’t found the right support.  One of the things I do as a health coach is I’m your non-judgmental, accountability partner.  This makes you show up for yourself like never before. 

 

Curious about how I can help you feel better in 2023?  It’s easy to see if we’re a good fit, just book a free 45-minute consultation.  This is a no pressure call where we can talk about your health goals and see if my services will get you results.

 

Why wait until the new year to start eating better, moving more and feeling like you can take on the world?  Schedule your free call now!

 

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