Make Your Vacation Times Work for You!

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Beat the Post-Holiday Slump: 4 Smart Tips

  • Recharge Your Brain: Holidays are for downtime! Relaxation boosts creativity and memory.
  • Detox & Refuel: Help your body recover from indulgences with sleep, healthy drinks, and supplements.
  • Maintain Balance: Don't overschedule or overspend. Set boundaries and enjoy the present moment.
  • Spread Love: Quality time strengthens family bonds. Focus on making loved ones feel cherished.
‘Almost everything will work again
if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.
– Anne Lamott

We eagerly anticipate downing tools for the holidays, whether that be scholarly endeavours, secular obligations and even regular family responsibilities. Nonetheless, many fail to sufficiently replenish and refuel themselves, returning from vacation feeling like they still need a holiday.

Scientific American states: 'Downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to both achieve our highest levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life... Moments of respite may even be necessary to keep one’s moral compass in working order and maintain a sense of self.'

It's not about putting a dampener on the fun, it’s about compensating so you don’t deplete all your reserves. Let’s explore some simple strategies that will find you and your loved ones, re-inspired to tackle life during and after holiday periods.

Detox, Refuel and Recuperate

'Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration—it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.' - Tim Kreider

The change in routine during holidays is recuperative in and of itself, but to capitalize on the way our bodies work, means getting the max out of this organic process.

In a perfect world, sleep would be all we’d need to detox our brains and bodies, but not only are we exposed to environmental toxins but we overload our digestive systems, which means we have to purposefully help ourselves to refuel and replenish.

8 Essential Holiday Protocols

  1. Sleep – holidays inevitable mean late nights but sleep will do a great deal of good, so get plenty of it. Organic mineral supplements will boost the process.
  2. Explore – stay curious about your surrounding and the people in it. Turning up as the student doesn’t only work for great business relationships, it’s a panacea for family time too.
  3. Self-care – remember to see to yourself in-between preparing and partying, add a detox smoothie to your family’s menu.
  4. Joy - in the stress and inevitable disappointments, remember it’s not up to external circumstance, nor is it up to others to make you happy. That’s in inside job, and it’s yours.
  5. Digital detox – ban digital devises for set periods. You’ll not miss anything vital and you’ll give yourself time to connect with nature as often as you can.
  6. Boundaries – fear of missing out is a fallacy. The grass green wherever you water it, not ‘on the other side’. Discontentment begets unhappiness. You can’t possibly accept every invitation, and can’t spend money you don’t have. Create your own enviable vacation.
  7. Equilibrium – don’t get lost in the blur of vacation abandonments. Maintaining your equilibrium fosters the inner strength you need so you never feel you have to ‘lose’ it to enjoy it. Conscious awareness and staying present will refresh, revive and refuel your body, mind and spirit. Choose to remain steady in yourself, reflect, connect and practice gratitude.
  8. Love – not last on the list because it’s the least important but because it’s the bottom line for all joy. Vacation time either strains relationships or builds them. Don’t leave that to chance. Steer everything you do and say toward the positivity of love and kindness. If life is too rushed to make the important people I our lives feel loved, you’ll never regret slowing down to do so.
‘In family relationships, ‘love’ is really spelled ‘t-i-m-e,’ time.
Taking time for each other is the key for harmony.‘–Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Help your loved ones to go for a Moringa-based smoothie breakfast after a night of holiday feasting. Give everyone organic minerals to ensure good sleep and detox everyone daily with a natural, oral detox spray and keep everyone healthy and happy in the holidays.

Summary - Congratulate yourselves for getting through to this moment, smile at the faux pas and failures - let them pass you by. Focus on the mastery of moderation rather than the abandonment of overindulging. And when you have blown all your best resolves, know how to detox so rapidly that you’re never dragged too far away from what’s best for you and your loved ones.

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical or psychological advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

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