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Dr Anna M L Smith

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Happy Christmas

12 December 2023

As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy Christmas. During the festive hustle and bustle, I encourage you to consider embracing a mind-body approach to navigate the holiday season, which can be a tricky time.

  1. Cultivate Mindfulness: Amidst the flurry of activities, take time to be present in the moment. Savour the food you share, enjoy the Christmas lights, or relish a loved one's company - human or pet.
  2. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body's signals. If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and prioritize self-care. Ensure you get enough rest, stay hydrated, and nourish your body with wholesome foods. This will boost your physical & mental well-being.
  3. Set Realistic Expectations: It's never perfect! Embrace imperfections so you enjoy a stress-free celebration.
  4. Connect with Loved Ones: The true essence of Christmas lies in the connections we share. Think quality time, heartfelt conversations, and togetherness.
  5. Incorporate Relaxation Techniques to soothe both your mind and body. Whether it's through deep breathing exercises, meditation, or a leisurely stroll in nature, find what works best for you and make it a regular part of your holiday routine.

Remember, the holidays are about more than just the presents under the tree. They're an opportunity to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year to you all.

By: Dr Anna Smith