Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Surviving & Thriving @ Christmas (Chris's latest article - this one for the MJCC newsletter

These days Christmas can appear to be more about stress, lack of sleep and over-indulgence! So here are some great ideas to help you get the most out of Christmas.

Be an A list picky partier – Everybody knows the smart A list Hollywood celebrities only attend a few of the parties on offer to them. Give it a try yourself! You’ll get alot more sleep and might enjoy the parties you do attend more.

Bring back the Christmas calm – With end of year deadlines and mad mobs of shoppers at Myers - Christmas can create chaos for some. If that’s you...give these a go:

1. Feel tense? Just STOP, think of something that makes you smile and take 5 slow deep breaths.

2. Get out of the office and go for a walk. Move and let your mind wander for 10 - 15 mins. People often get their best ideas this way.

3. Don’t feel guilty about eating lots over the Christmas break. Instead try looking forward to it, and when the day comes slow down and enjoy it! Funny thing is that if you eat more slowly you feel fuller faster!


By Christopher Eastham
Health coach, exercise physiologist & corporate wellness consultant
The Open Door Wellness Company
www.theopendoor.com.au
ph 0420 532 522

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