The pre-Christmas excitement is well and truly underway.¬† I‚Äôm used to viewing shops through a filter of tinsel and fake snow; my children start every sentence with the timelessly festive words “I hope Santa brings me‚Ä¶” and I‚Äôve got one eye on my party dress and the other on the scales.
And I feel okay.¬† But it‚Äôs early days, and I still have loads of time.¬† And loads to do.¬† Shopping.¬† So much shopping.¬† Making mince pies and Christmas cake.¬† Ferrying to children to a dozen parties and three separate Winter Wonderlands, each one The Real One.¬† A few drinks parties, a couple of evenings out with friends.¬† More shopping.¬† Wrapping and sending gifts.¬† Writing cards.¬† Forgetting to order the turkey.¬† Taking a wholly unnecessary stand on pigs in blankets.¬† Shopping.
Okay.¬† Now I feel tired.
If energy came in a wine glass, then frankly, at this time of year, with a glass of fizz being thrust into my hand by a shop assistant dressed as an elf even while shopping for slippers with my two year old, I‚Äôd be sorted. ¬†It‚Äôs vital to recharge your batteries at this time of year, else you run the risk of festive overload.¬† Here are my top tips for getting through the season with energy left for NYE!
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- Get Enough Sleep
Easy to say, less easy to achieve with parties, family gatherings and children getting increasingly excited about the Big Day.¬† But really, you must.¬† Failing to rest properly is a fast way to feeling depleted of energy.
- Eating For Energy¬†
You know what I mean by this.¬† Make sure that for every slice of pie and serving of buttery mashed potatoes, you have something simple and fresh; a plain salad and some steamed fish, maybe a stir fry of vegetables.¬† This isn‚Äôt about calories or weight watching; it‚Äôs about giving your digestive system a bit of a break every now and then.
- Say No. And Sometimes Say Yes
¬†If you know that you just want a night in with your PJ‚Äôs and your hands wrapped around a cup of herbal tea, then say a polite no when another invite arrives. If you‚Äôre snowed under and someone offers help, then don‚Äôt be a martyr and struggle on regardless; grab them by the sleeve and set them chopping carrots and pureeing pumpkin.
- Don‚Äôt Sweat The Small Stuff
¬†Forgotten the cranberry sauce? Toddler just used your new lipstick to draw ‚ÄėShoes, mommy!‚Äô onto her feet?¬† Grab a glass of alkaline water, find a quiet spot, and give yourself a few minutes to breathe.¬† Then straighten your paper hat, try to ignore the little ‚ÄėRussian Red‚Äô high-pigment footprints leading to and from the box of chocolates you thought were hidden, and delegate everything delegable.
If All Else Fails‚Ä¶
I know, best laid plans and all that.¬† If you can‚Äôt manage everything I‚Äôve suggested to stop your energy from dipping, then make the following three tips non-negotiable and everything else will probably fall into place!
- Sleep well
- Eat well
- Drink alkaline water (Check out our deals here¬†for the best ionizer for you.)
Wishing you all a magical Christmas!