‘Special days’ are easy triggers for us to put our own ‘intentions on hold’ and for us to live out and meet the expectations of others. I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences to these…
“You have to have a glass of bubbly for breakfast, it’s Christmas!”
“Where’s your box of Quality Street? You have to have one, it’s Christmas!”
“I made it especially for you, you have to have at least one slice”
“What do you mean you don’t want second’s? It’s Christmas”
If you really want to support the longevity of your goals and new healthier lifestyle, it’s actually a really important part of the process to ‘walk your talk’ on ‘special days’ like Christmas Day.
New to this? Here’s how to do it:
Prepare in advance for each part of the holiday season; the lead up to Christmas such as friends parties, family get-togethers, traditions and post Christmas/ lead up to New Year such as left-overs, unhealthy presents…
A healthy lifestyle is not about deprivation. Identify the traditions you actually want to keep, commit to them and do not feel guilty about it the next day; so if you want roast potatoes with your Christmas dinner – have them. Beating yourself up the next day (for eating one too many roast potatoes) is not a healthy, balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle. Remember to focus on your wellbeing as a whole – physical, mental and emotional.
Want to create a healthier lifestyle for 2018 or learn how to cope with triggers that lead you off your healthy path? Health coaching is a great approach in supporting you in creating healthy lifestyle habits and sticking to them – even on special days! To take advantage of a free health coaching call with Heidi, fill out your health coaching questionnaire by clicking on the link below and she will personally get in touch with you: firstname.lastname@example.org
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