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Easy Ways To Practice Christmas Self Care Over The Holidays

By Rebecca O'Malley December 1, 2019

Presented in partnership with Blooms The Chemist. 

Christmas is a time of celebration, indulgence and good old fashioned fun. It’s also a time to giving back to your self. Christmas self care is so important.

Work Christmas parties, family gatherings and friendly get togethers are great but after a while, you might start feeling the toll on your physical and emotional well-being.

Give back to yourself over the Christmas period. Take the time to look after yourself and practice some self-lovin’. Start the new year feeling your very best.

Try To Maintain A Consistent Sleep Pattern

Late nights are a hoot, but a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health. Late nights are often paired with lovely long lie ins or early alarms and a lack of sleep. Over the festive period, regular sleep routines often go out of the window.

Do your best to stick to regular bedtimes. Getting enough sleep will help manage the mayhem.

Moderation. Everything In Moderation

As hard as it may be to pass on the extra glass of wine, try your best. An unbalanced diet of booze and snacks can have a negative impact on your immune system and emotional stability, while party food in excess can leave you feeling sluggish.

Practice Mindfulness Wherever Possible

When your schedule is packed, remembering to breathe can be the last thing on your mind. Download a daily mindfulness app and take the steps to be present in the moment… when you’re brushing your teeth, taking a shower, drifting off to sleep… Christmas self care if easy if you just remember to breathe.

If Crowds Stress You Out, Shop Online

Do yourself a favour. What’s better than doing an entire Christmas grocery shop from bed?

Check Yo Self, Check Yo Health

If you’re on a regular medication, be sure to get your script filled before pharmacies close up for the holidays. Christmas really isn’t the time to run out of your meds.

Blooms The Chemist offer a range of health check services throughout the holiday season. The expert pharmacists can test your stroke risk, blood glucose and blood pressure, as well as your cholesterol levels. They’ll also test for sleep apnoea. Give yourself good health this Christmas — it may be the most valuable gift you ever receive.

Presented in partnership with Blooms The Chemist.