5 Tips to Stay Energized During Christmas Holidays

Date:11-11-2013 11:40:20 read:3

In an ideal world, holidays should be all about merrymaking and having indefinite amount of fun. But in reality, things tend to become slightly different. Finishing off all the last minute shopping, adhering to family obligations and wrapping up all the tasks at work right before the start of the holiday season, Christmas can become a tiring time for many of us. Thankfully, we have some tips up our sleeves which are going to help you stay upright energized during the Christmas season.

1. Avoid over-eating

Christmas is the time for all kinds of grand feasts. Always go to such feasts or else you will be missing out on a lot of fun. But when helping yourself with the food, stick to your normal plate size and do not overeat. Overeating makes us feel slow and sluggish and we lose our level of energy.

2. Have coffee and chocolate

Coffee and chocolate are both common to most parties, so make the most out of them. Caffeinated products tend to boost up your energy levels and are excellent for times when you are feeling tired or depressed.

3. Limit alcohol consumption

Hangovers may look fun in movies, but in reality they cause headache, nausea and fatigue. Parties will have drinks and you will definitely be offered. Rejecting completely may seem rude. Hence the best option is to take a glass and make it last for the entire evening. Or two glasses at the most. Do not get dead drunk or you’ll definitely have to pay the price next morning.

4. Sleep well

In the joyous party mood during this time of the year, we often tend to skip our sleep schedule and party all night. Not a good idea! Sleep is definitely the most effective way to fight exhaustion. Hence, no matter how much fun you have all day and all evening, stick to a minimum of 6 hours sleep every night.

5. Lend a hand

The holiday season isn’t just about having selfish fun. It is about making sure that everyone around you has at least a bit fun; even the not so fortunate people. Get involved in some voluntary work for social services, such as going to old age homes or orphanages and helping them out there. Such kind of work makes you feel good, due to the release of endorphins and in turn makes you happy and keeps you energized.

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