It’s the Crazy Season, aka the Holiday Season! There are so many distractions and interruptions that I feel like I’m having trouble moving in a straight line. I need to finish a deadline at work but I see these constant emails for “deals” and then my mind goes to how I haven’t finished my gift shopping so maybe I should look at that latest email. Wow, I see a really nice sweater to wear to the company holiday party… and didn’t my daughter say she wants a pair of silver earrings? I could also wear the sweater to the potluck party next week…but what am I going to bring to the potluck?… Did I remember to RSVP to that party? Should I bring a hostess gift?… I’ll bring them a jar of my Famous Chocolate Sauce. Check that off my list!
I thrive under pressure, but the holidays can really push me to my limits. Sure the holiday season is fun, but it’s also exhausting. With late night parties, too many indulgences and the stress of making everything perfect, I can easily become rundown. I do my best to get everything on my list done, enjoy time with friends and family and stay healthy.
The one thing I feel like I have under control is what’s for dinner. I have found that if I don’t plan out our meals, then we tend to eat really poorly. Take out and delivery tend to be much higher in carbs, sodium and calories which makes me more sluggish, not energized. Frankly, I don’t want to spend money on takeout when I have gifts to buy! Plus, if I’ve planned out a whole week of meals, then I don’t have to decide daily what to eat. It’s already checked off on my list.
Check out our tips below to help you stay healthy during the “Crazy Season.” I’m off to do some shopping now!