The most wonderful time of the year can also be stressful and exhausting. We know how much work you put in during the holidays to make it magical for everyone else and it’s important to take care of yourself too. Here are 5 ways to self-care this holiday season.
1. Manage expectations.
Just like last year, traditions or priorities around the holidays may need to shift, and maintaining good communication early on will help everyone be flexible and adapt to changes.
2. Get plenty of rest.
Rest is important at any time of the year, but getting adequate sleep when you have extra stress and responsibilities will be one of your greatest tools throughout the busy season. Try to set boundaries and put aside me-time in meaningful ways throughout the holiday before you feel the fatigue kick in. Try adding Kindra Sleep Enhancing Supplement to your self-care regimen. It’s Kindra’s estrogen-free answer to disrupted sleep, insomnia, and night sweats. Uniquely formulated with super antioxidant Pycnogenol, potent adaptogen Ashwagandha and low-dose Melatonin, it’ll help give you the rest you deserve.
3. Limit alcohol and coffee.
While holiday cheer often goes hand in hand with a hot mug of coffee or some spiked eggnog, alcohol and coffee consumption can increase hot flashes and disrupt sleep patterns in some menopausal women. Try to limit your intake of these beverages to feel your best. Want to exercise self-care but still enjoy a glass or two? Try Dry Farm Wines for sugar-free, low-sulfite, organic wine selections that are thoroughly vetted for strict quality standards. The result? Enjoying wine without the side effects afterwards - sounds like a win-win situation!
4. Manage stress levels.
The preparation for the holidays can trigger stress and anxiety. Having go-to stress relief techniques can make all the difference. Whether it’s your favorite type of exercise, meditation, or breathing techniques, establish your trusty methods for calming the nervous system so you can enjoy the season with your loved ones.
5. Find new ways to connect with your partner.
The holidays can be busy, leaving little time for those special moments with your partner. Finding new ways to connect by learning a new hobby together, cuddling, holding hands, and having deep conversations can help you reconnect with your partner and destress from the holiday buzz. Connecting in new ways can also inspire intimacy in the bedroom and keep that spark bright throughout the holidays! Navigating vaginal dryness and need some natural lubrication? Check out our Daily Vaginal Lotion for support.
Want to learn more about managing menopause during the holidays? Take our hormone assessment and get personalized advice about your top concerns. You deserve it.