Helloooo everyone and welcome back to day SEVEN of blogmas. Can you believe the first week is already over?! Time is actually flying by and it’s starting to stress me out a little!
Christmas time is generally when a lot of people can fall of the bandwagon when it comes to their goals. Be these with work, fitness, health, personal, spiritual, whatever it is, it’s a time when a lot of us just want to settle in and be cosy and not work hard every day. It can be a little bit of a lazier time considering everything is so hectic.
But if you’re like me and you don’t want to go easy on your goals over Christmas, then this is the post for you. I don’t want to take a break from working towards the person I want to be and the life I want to live. So I have a few tips on how to stay on track with your goals this Christmas.
Sometimes I think fitness goals can be such a tough one to keep up over the Christmas period. We’re all super busy around this time of year and are busy running around getting gifts for people, picking up holiday outfits, visiting family and preparing for the day itself. How do you find the time to fit in exercise??
I totally understand that a lot of people won’t care about maintaining their fitness goals over the Christmas period and that is 100% okay! But if you do, I recommend trying to get your workouts in early in the morning before you even start your day. Yes, you’ll have to get up early and might be a bit tired dragging yourself to the gym or out for a run in the cold, at least it’ll be out of the way before the day has even begun and you don’t need to think about it.
Health can be really similar to fitness, both physical and mental health can be hard to maintain over Christmas. I know I have very specific health goals and they are not something I am willing to compromise no matter what time of year it is.
If you’re trying to eat healthier, you can absolutely keep it up over Christmas. Opt for healthier choices, maybe just one slice of Christmas cake and try not to indulge in every single sweet treat that’s put in front of you (I’m well aware this can be a difficult task.) Make healthy choices leading up to Christmas Day if you do want to let loose for dinner.
Mentally, it’s such a busy and stressful time of year, it can be very hard to remember to take the time for meditation and self care. I urge you to do as much as you can to keep your stress levels low, meditate daily (increase it if you have to!) and take steps to make sure that your triggers won’t be around you.
We can all fall off the wagon around the holidays when it comes to our work goals. And it’s perfectly okay to take a break for yourself to enjoy this time with whoever you’re spending the season with! But if you’re really serious about your work goals, you need to think in advance. Can you double up on your workload before Christmas so that you’re getting all the holiday work done in advance? Can you schedule your content in advance so that you don’t even have to think about it? What can you do that will keep you on top of work while also taking care of yourself and enjoying the season?
How do you stay on top of your goals during the Christmas period? Or do you prefer to let loose around Christmas and start fresh again in the New Year? I’m really interested to know!