Welcome to your Motivate Me Advent Blog Calendar!
Throughout December, I shall be opening a new advent door on a personal development technique or tip that you might wish to try that day or save for the New Year.
Door Number Thirteen: Move More
Mince pies, extra serving of roast potatoes, Christmas pudding, alcohol, chocolates, mulled wine – no, I’m not listing what I had for dinner last night! At this time of year we all tend to eat more than we usually would. Visiting friends and family usually involves a meal or drinks. As lovely as it is to celebrate with loved ones we must remember that our bodies need a little tender loving care at this time of year too.
It would be so easy to sit on the sofa and watch the same old Christmas movies that they put out on TV every year. However, what if you allowed yourself just ten minutes a day to move more, get flexible, and treat your body to a workout.
I don’t necessarily mean heading to the gym on Christmas Eve (unless you want to!). A gentle walk around the block, yoga class, swimming, a fitness DVD in your Christmas pyjamas, or another activity that you enjoy will lift your mood and bring your body and mind back into balance.
What’s your favourite activity? Could you arrange a family or friends walk at the park with the kids and the dogs? What about a ‘netwalking’ session with your office colleagues during your lunch break? Find a way to move more this Christmas and then continue with your new routine in 2019.