Tips to survive the silly season

Tips to survive the silly season

Author -  Healtheries Naturopath

Look after your health over the summer months so you can start the new year feeling happy, healthy and full of beans!

The end of year can really test your health, sleeping patterns, patience and sanity. It can seem like climbing up to the top of a never-ending mountain peak with people stopping you each step of the way! There can be an endless amount of last minute jobs, christmas shopping, children's birthdays, work parties and other functions. So, if you're struggling to keep up with a busy schedule, here are 3 ways this silly season to help you stay calm, energised and balanced.

Look after your adrenal glands

Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and are responsible for helping your body manage stress. The adrenal glands produce stress hormones called cortisol and contain a high concentration of vitamin C. Prolonged stress can negatively affect your immunity and energy levels. B-complex vitamins, magnesium and vitamin C are helping during stress and nervous tension.

Make time for yourself

Running around like crazy? Not enough time? Need to be in many places at once? We all know what its like to be busy. However, now more so than ever, its important to grab a couple of minutes in the day to literally 'take a breather'. A couple of ways to help regain balance is to sit somewhere quiet (yes, even the toilet) and take 3-5 slow deep breaths. Close your eyes and visualise a happy thought, picture, favourite place or music.

Love your liver

If you're socialising a lot at this time of the year, remember to support your liver function. Your liver helps to process alcohol and taking a Milk Thistle supplement can help provide antioxidants needed to protect liver cells. Adequate water consumption can also help if you're out at a party and is important for maintaining hydration levels.