We love the holidays, but we also love it when they're over. Spending time with family and friends is so important for our wellbeing, but between all the family dinners, work parties, drinks with friends, baking, crafting, vacations away, and the mountains of gift wrapping, it can be hard to find a spare moment for yourself.
Now that all the shortbread is gone, here’s a list of five easy things you can do this week to boost your wellbeing (no resolutions required).
Get some fresh air
Take a walk outdoors in the cold, in the rain, or in the winter sun. Get away from the sounds of civilization to hear the birds or waves lapping at the shore. A little dose of nature can provide heaps of tranquility at this time of year, and leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated at the same time.
Get your heart racing
Go for a jog, swim, hike, or snowshoe to get your heart-rate up and feel those exercise-induced endorphins work their magic. Stumped on what to do? Check out our list of awesome all-weather activities.
Take a time out
Sometimes the best thing to do is… nothing. Try meditating (like Rumble creator Paul!), or just take a few minutes here and there to relax, breathe, and not think about anything. Better yet, think about all the things you’re grateful for in those moments of calm.
Go to bed early
All the socializing of the past few weeks (and the drinks and the food) can really disrupt your sleep. Do yourself a favour and go to bed early at least one night this week, instead of trying to sleep-in. You’ll wake-up at a reasonable time fully recharged and ready to make the most of your day.
Detox from the treats and eggnog with lots of water. Eat your fruit and vegetables, and seek out balanced meals and snacks (like Rumble!) to keep your energy up for the new year.
After weeks spent giving, connecting, and sharing with one another, we hope you'll start the year right by looking after yourself, too. When we take care of ourselves, we’re better able to take care of others and #feedthegood.
Happy New Year from Team Rumble!