Last year I was in the midst of a “healthy holidays” series and I came to an important realization.
The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, without stressing out about how many calories are in that cup of egg nog and worrying about being perfectly healthy the whole time. I’m going to eat cheese and drink wine with abandon!
Here is what you should do in the next week!
Always fill a stocking. (Your own counts!)
Eat cookies. (keyword: homemade)
Do something active with your family. (I’m hoping for a hike in 80 degree weather before flying to Minnesota later that day!)
Enjoy a large, family meal that focuses as much on the laughter and the company as it does the food.
Kiss under mistletoe.
Start a tradition.
Listen to all the holiday music you can.
Donate something. Time, money, etc. (Donate to Medical Missions in Haiti here)
Wear some fun holiday makeup!
Take a day off from the computer/twitter/facebook/etc. (We can all use it.)
Be Thankful for what you have.
Think of those who aren’t as lucky.
Enjoy the holiday season! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or whatever you are celebrating!