“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you” Anne Lamott

As the end of 2019 fast approaches, It’s important to schedule some downtime. This means switching off for a short period from your everyday stresses, demands, schedules etc. And it most definitely includes down time from technology.

The festive season often includes interaction with friends and family but if we’re entertaining, we seldom end up having ending downtime ourselves.

Take some “selfish” time and rediscover the things that make you feel relaxed and happy.  These could include:

  • Making a vegetable patch and growing your own vegetables and herbs
  • Reading a book
  • Bringing out your inner artist or designer and creating your own Christmas cards, table place cards etc.
  • Making some gifts for Christmas – homemade baked gifts or handwriting a favourite Christmas recipe and including some of the ingredients.
  • Revamping your Christmas menu. If you end up spending most of Christmas eve or Christmas day preparing meals/ dishes, *try and find less time-consuming meals that you will enjoy making and eating.

*Go to the recipes page on my website to get some inspiration. And, you could order some great food ingredients from Green Wagon

GIVEAWAY!!!  Email your favourite Christmas recipe (by 13 December) and stand a chance to win a Sourdough Starter, courtesy Briza BreadsYou could be making your own sourdough bread this festive season!!

My key advice to prevent yourself from being swamped down this festive season – ASK FOR HELP or DELEGATE. Avoid taking on all the responsibilities. Accept help when offered or ask for help.

As we welcome 2020, continue to practice healthy habits and keep things interesting. If you grow bored of something, you lose interest. If you keep things interesting, you are more likely to stick with it.

Wishing you and yours a happy & relaxing festive season and lots of love, laughter and happiness in 2020.

Warm wishes

Fiona / Into Nutrition