The holidays can startle our regular routine with parties and over indulgence. I think everyone has to deal with holiday madness in some capacity. So, I am giving you some tips & tricks for dealing with all the holiday parties. Booze, tiny appetizers, and cookies beware because this guide will have you saying “no thank you!” and opting for a healthier holiday instead.
Skin is In!
My friends know I’m a nut when it comes to my skin, and sheet masks are my favorite tool to combat a stressful week. Seriously, I would have looked like a raisin after Art Basel! Here are my favorite masks to combat stress.
- Mid Range Option: Caudalie Moisturizing Mask + Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil – use this and you’ll wake up with baby soft skin
- Pricey option: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle™ 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask -you’ll look 18 again
- Least expensive: Sephora Pearl Mask does the trick and it has extra product you can use on your neck
Bye-Bye Boozey Hangover
Dehydrate, hydrate was the mantra when I worked at Bacardi. I typically was hydrating with soda water and lime (no booze!) to make pretend I was enjoying the hard stuff.
- Start with a glass of water as you acclimate with the environment. Sometimes social awkwardness can make us grab a drink out of nerves. Take this tip from a massive introvert (hello!)
- Add extra ice to your drink – the ice will dilute the drink.
- Drink a glass of water after each drink.
- Switch to Tito’s vodka with soda water – gluten free drink!
- Or try my trick and drink sparkling water with lime the whole night!
Calendar Block Your Soirees
Before you do any of the below, make sure you calendar block your events so you know where you will be and the travel time to the venue. This will make it easier to add in snack time, workouts, and R&R.
I love my iCalendar on my computer. It looks like Rainbow Brite exploded on it with all of my colored time blocks.
- Check out the Productivity Podcast it has great tips on calendar blocking!
- Find a To Do List App like Evernote
- Set time on your calendar for eating, working out, wrapping presents, etc.
Spoil Your Appetite
Prior to an event I’ll have a light meal this way I’m not a savage when the tiny appetizers walk by me.
- Try a green smoothie with almond butter
- Fill up on veggies and 2 tbsp of hummus
- If you prefer to leave the house full, meal prep and freeze the meals so you can quickly reheat before leaving the house
Get Swole to Beat the Bloat
I do something active each day and my memberships at Equinox and Exhale help with scheduling classes based on my schedule. Many gyms offer a few week and the week between Christmas and NYE is when the weight gain from the prior month hits.
- Schedule a workout every. single. day.
- Take a 30 minute walk around your block
- Hit up the steam room or sauna to sweat our toxins
- Check out at home workouts
Have other tips you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!
Happy Holidays. Happy Everything.