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Staying Focused During the Holidays


The holiday season is upon us, and we know how hectic it can be with all the festivities, family gatherings, and extra responsibilities.


🤔 Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the holiday activities and distractions?
🎁 Worried about staying on track with your health and fitness goals?
😅 Feeling the pressure to make everything perfect for everyone?


Fear not, because in this week's episode, we've got you covered with valuable insights on how to stay focused on your health during the holidays! 🌟


Dr. Angela and Marchelle are here to help you navigate through it all. We discuss essential tips to keep you on the path to wellness during this busy season:


📋 Planning Ahead: Discover how planning can help you sail through the holidays smoothly and keep your stress levels in check.

💤 Sleep: Find out why prioritizing sleep can be the key to unlocking your energy and vitality during the holiday season.

🥗 Nutrition: Discover how your nutrition choices can impact your overall well-being and why it's essential to stay mindful of what you eat.

Give Up Perfectionism: Explore the surprising benefits of letting go of perfectionism and embracing the magic of imperfection.

🙅 Give Up People Pleasing: Find out why trying to control how others feel is a fruitless endeavor and how focusing on your own mindset can lead to a happier, healthier holiday experience.


So, whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Bodhi Day, or simply enjoying the festive season, these tips will keep you grounded and focused on your health and well-being. 🌿


Stay healthy, stay happy, and enjoy every moment this holiday season has to offer! 🌟


Episode Highlights:

(07:04) A lot of people think that the time that they spend planning is wasted time, but don't think like that; when you sit down and you take some time to think everything through, you're going to be a step ahead and you're not going to be likely to just react to everything that's going on around you. Begin to think about planning time as precious time.


(11:46) Sleep needs to be your first priority at all times, regardless of what's going on around you. If you don't get enough sleep, everything else is just 10 times harder, including - and especially - making the right nutrition choices. There are reasons why: your hunger hormone levels are higher, your satiety hormone levels are lower, you're just more impulsive when you haven't had enough rest, your primitive brain takes over, you're more emotional. It's just a hot mess if you don't get enough sleep. So no matter what's happening, make sure you prioritize your sleep.


(17:06) Give up people-pleasing; don't try to manage other people's feelings, It’s a completely impossible task and you shouldn't even try. Remember where feelings come from. Feelings are generated by our thoughts, so you and I have no control over what other people think, we don't even have control over what they think about us. We can't control any of this, and frankly, it's not ours to control anyway.

So, we don't want to walk around this holiday season feeling bad if someone else doesn't seem to appreciate our efforts. We don’t want to go out of our way to try to get any other person to feel a certain way. The only person you have control over is you!


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