5 Essential Self-Care Habits, Just in Time for the Festive Season

Prep for all the hosting and toasting ahead with these super-simple rituals for a healthier, happier you...

Get Outside

Lunch al fresco, a weekend bushwalk, a dip in the ocean—we’ve all experienced the refreshing benefits of time spent in nature. And science confirms what we know to be true: that immersing ourselves in the great outdoors (or even just the local park) works wonders on our mental and physical wellbeing. If possible, try to get out and about at least once a day—especially if the majority of your social commitments are taking place on Zoom! 

Embrace A Healthy Ritual

‘Tis the season of indulgence, which means it’s more important than ever to show your gut some extra love. Rich food, alcohol and lack of sleep all contribute to poor gut health, but incorporating probiotic-packed foods into your day can help to bolster your microbiome (which means a more resilient gut) and promote skin radiance. Our cult faves, GLOW and COLLAGEN, are the perfect pair for maintaining the health of your gut and skin throughout the party season. 

Express Yourself

The party season is all about food, fun, family and frivolity, but it can leave some of us a little overwhelmed or out of sync—especially after a tough year. If you’re feeling off, reach out to a friend or loved one or get journalling. Studies show that those of us who suppress our emotions are more likely to experience anxiety and depression.

Look After Your Liver

Alcohol is broken down in the liver, so it’s no surprise that our largest internal organ finds itself under strain this time of the year. Aim to have at least four alcohol-free nights per week and consider incorporating a liver-loving supplement into your day to support your body’s natural detoxification process. And of course, munch on plenty of veggies and purifying herbs.

Say “No” If Necessary

Suffering from calendar-induced anxiety? Forget FOMO and embrace periods of rest when needed. Knowing your boundaries (and actually respecting them!) is key to keeping your cool and ensuring that you have the energy to enjoy the things you’ve RSVP'd “yes” to.

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