The holidays are hectic and finding time to rest and relax can be a challenge. After indulging in treats, celebrations, shopping and decorating, fitting in time to detox can be a necessity. Make relaxing and detoxing part of your holiday routine to ensure you have a fulfilling and rewarding holiday experience.
Whether enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, meditating or taking time to read a book, set aside time for yourself. Fit in 10 or 15 minutes to just sit and mentally relax. Time on your own, particularly first thing in the morning, can help you reset and prepare for the rest of your day. Going into your day with the right attitude and mindset can ensure you are grounded and ready for whatever festivities or stressors come your way.
With a packed to-do list, it can be tempting to stay up late in order to put up the last of the decorations, prepare holiday meals, wrap gifts or take on other tasks. Shorting yourself on sleep will take a toll and impact the next day. Resist the urge to stay up later than normal and maintain your regular sleep schedule. Consistent sleep ensures you will be alert and better equipped for your day. You can always figure out how to fit in tomorrow whatever tasks you were unable to complete today.
Keep your regular exercise routine or consider adding a consistent workout if exercise is not a part of your normal schedule. Exercise can help combat holiday treats and reduce stress, ensuring a better night’s rest. Some simple yoga poses can relieve stress, release tension and even promote the body’s natural detoxification processes.
This time of year only comes once a year (thankfully!), so enjoying the holidays is important and can be beneficial in other wyas. Spending time with loved ones and participating in traditions can be comforting and enjoyable, while also reducing stress. Less stress leads to better sleep.
Stimulants in any form will not do you any favors when you try to turn in. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated drinks several hours before bed. If you watch television in the evening, steer clear of dramas or programing that is mentally stimulating, so your mind can relax and much more easily make the transition to sleep.
Create a relaxing sensory experience to prepare for sleep with the use of aromatherapy. Essential oils or even lighting scented candles are excellent ways to gently infuse the air with lavender, lemon, eucalyptus or even frankincense and myrrh. Scents can trigger a variety of responses from tranquility and serenity to meditation and more. Find the right scent to help you relax or refocus or even drift off to a deep and quality sleep.
Start to prepare for bed about an hour before you plan to go to sleep. Take a warm bath or shower to relax your body and mind. Apply a luxury body wrap to aid in relaxation. These organic cotton wraps can be warmed in the microwave and radiate a gentle heat. When applied over the eyes, on the shoulders or anyplace else on the body, they provide a soothing experience that melts away stress and induces a feeling of peacefulness.
Set the tone for rest by dimming the lights, closing the blinds and reducing screen time. Make your bed with soft and luxurious bedding. All of SOL Organic’s sheets are made using Fair Trade Certified 100% organic cotton. We value the farmers we work with, so it’s important to us to ensure farmers are fairly paid and work under safe conditions. Our organic cotton is non-GMO, meaning it’s grown without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. Our cotton is safe for the planet and our customers, making it the perfect bedding for rest and detox.
Our long-staple cotton wears beautifully and becomes softer over time, creating a more restful retreat. By using long-staple fibers, the sheets will retain their shape and hold up nicely. This comfort and quality is available without high mark-ups. Our high-quality bedding is 30% less expensive than many of our online direct-to-consumer competitors, providing amazing bedding for an affordable price.
Make it through the holidays rested while also making the most of each celebration and spending time with loved ones. Working in small changes, careful planning and reinforcing good habits—along with luxurious bedding—make it easy to enjoy quality rest and detox from the stress and indulgences of the season. From our body wraps and candles to our super comfortable bedding, our goal at SOL Organics is to make your bed the most comfortable, ethical and natural sanctuary for you to curl up in, night after night!
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