If you are feeling anxious with the build up to Christmas, take a step back, let the current carry you and you WILL get through this. In our own little minds we can fear the unknown and especially around food and social events at Christmas it can all become too much and feel out of our control. But remember you are not alone, you are safe, your body is trying to protect you and just remember you are stronger than you think! This time last year I would skip days of not having my chocolate calendars and put them off in fear of having chocolate everyday. Now I wake up open my bounce calendar (THE BEST) as well as my other two chocolate calendars. And remind myself chocolate is life and why deprive your body of something you deserve. PLUS ITS CHRISTMAS.
So here is a little something to remind you of staying strong this Christmas and how I got over my fears. If you find there is someone you can trust out of your family and friends lean on their support. I can guarantee they will be extremely understanding and will want to encourage you to enjoy and relax at Christmas. No matter what you have the freedom to take things at your own pace. Being open and talking to someone about the fears you face prior to Christmas can really do all the good, you may feel less anxious and able to prepare ahead to avoid any stress.
Try to let go of food rules,let go of your over thinking 💭.Give yourself permission NOT to count calories or macros, this is a time you should let your hair down. 💆♀️
Never assume the worse – always limit your expectations and don’t dwell on what ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods are. When you concentrate on your hunger cues and the enjoyment you have when eating the foods you love then it will make you happier & less anxious in the long run🏃🏼♀️ . TRUST ME!
Find positive memories and remember you are not alone try to enjoy Christmas and leave the guilt behind because you deserve it. 🎄🎁
Written by @hanalicious.food