Ah, the hustle of the holidays. This season contains some of my favourite things. I look forward to it all year, though it is easy to become overwhelmed with the never-ending to-do lists, functions, get-togethers, and let’s not forget the frenzied hordes of shoppers! Despite it all, I love this time of year. I am conscious that, by the time autumn starts, I need to be proactive in the maintenance of my health and sanity if I want to focus on giving and receiving joy with those around me. While there are practices I try to be aware of year-long, there are added pressures during the holidays.
To maintain my mental and physical health, here are a few self-care tricks: