How to stay centered during the holidays
Gifts to buy, parties to attend, lights to string, ornaments to hang, and the list goes on and on. The holidays truly are a hectic time, but your body and mind shouldn't take the brunt of it. We want you to end the year in a calm, balanced manner so you can enter 2018 with a full heart and a strong mind. Here are five different ways you can help yourself stay centered during the holidays.
Try a Yin yoga class
Never heard of it? Yin yoga is a highly therapeutic style of yoga in which you hold relaxed floor postures for an extended amount of time. It's great for getting a deep stretch in your muscles, and also allows you time to focus on your breath and meditate a bit. In Denver, you can find Yin classes at Samadhi Yoga or YogaPod LoDo.
Get your hygge on
For those of you who may not know, Hygge (pronounced "hue-ga") is a Danish lifestyle that values simplicity and being present in the moment. An easy way to implement this lifestyle is to set 30 minutes aside on your Sunday to light a candle, curl up in a fuzzy blanket and drink a warm cup of tea. Just make sure you're present with every sip, shiver and smell!
Just say no
This time of year there are endless parties and events you get invited to. But you shouldn't have to stretch yourself too thin, especially for people or places that aren't super important to you, so it's ok to say no. Other people are dealing with the same thing, so they should totally understand! Value your time and make the most of it, even if that means doing nothing.
Take a bath
Did you know that bath trends are on the rise? It's because they're amazingly calming and allow you to decompress from your day! And according to Well + Good, self-care is a necessity, not an indulgence. We love adding some Moon Body Soul Moon Dust to our baths. Put on soothing music, grab a good book and soak away your stresses.
Start a Gratitude Journal
The holidays are crazy and its easy to forget what they're really about - spending quality time with friends and family, spreading positivity and cheer, and wrapping up the year with a full heart (among other things!). Keeping a gratitude journal will help ground you. It gives you time to look back and reflect on your day and find the good, even in the craziest of times!
How are you staying centered this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to tag us in your relaxing Instagram posts @denversocialsweat!
Social Sweat Team