Veterinary Chris Hong
Director, Registered Psychologist
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The end of year holiday period is a great time to unwind and indulge. But don’t use that as an excuse to over do it! It’s so easy to let our wellbeing routine slip during the Christmas / New Year’s period. Most of us aren’t at work and there’s so much else going on that our nutrition, exercise and self-care routines are often neglected. Your mind and body need adequate sleep, nutrition and exercise, all year round - this time of year is no exception.

Sure, have that extra serving of roast turkey or pav, that extra glass of red but don’t go crazy. Especially with the alcohol, don’t use this time of year as a reason to write yourself off.

Maybe cut back on the exercise for a week or so - but don’t forget about it all together.
This will not only minimise the impact of those extra holiday calories but more importantly assist in managing the inevitable stress levels.

There’s nothing worse than going back to work after the holidays feeling unrested and like you need a holiday.
Make the time to tender to your self-care over the coming month.
Have a think about how you can fit in some exercise during this period, even a decent walk in the mornings can do wonders for your mental health and overall wellbeing.

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