5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

///5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

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Beat the crud this year!  Here are 5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays.

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Hi guys,

Between the parties, shopping, wrapping and baking the holiday season can feel kind of frantic.  I know that despite my best efforts to cut back I ended up with no short of six Christmas parties this year.  All of the food and fun can lead to feeling bloated and sluggish.  Even with the full schedule I’ve been doing some self care hacks to keep myself as healthy and energized as possible.  I thought I’d share a few of those with you today!


5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Take a Probiotic

Did you know that a healthy gut can improve your overall physical and even mental well-being?  Research proves that a healthy gut can help lower stress, boosts energy AND immunity.  That’s why I’ve been taking Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics to build my immunity.

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

This one fact alone will make you want to take one too… 95% of your body’s happiness inducing serotonin is produced in your gut!

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Taking a probiotic anytime is great but it’s especially useful during the holidays because at least 70% of the immune system starts in your gut.  Plus, good digestive health is a key part of maintaining your immunity and overall health.  And of course, taking a probiotic like Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics is the best way to keep your gut in check.


Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

I don’t know about you but I think that navigating the holiday season takes guts!  Make sure yours are ready.


Drink Lots of Water

Drinking more water is another easy way to keep your body healthy and operating at peak capacity.  I try to get through 64 ounces a day.   It keeps my system clean and operating at its best.

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Eat Your Greens

With all the holiday treats and parties, it can be easy to let your healthy eating habits slide.  I’m victim to it too… in fact I think I went through several days at Thanksgiving without anything green.  That’s why I’ve been focusing on getting in my vegetables for the rest of the month.  If you are struggling, try a green smoothie like my Best Green Detox Smoothie.

THE Best Detox Green Smoothie Recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Wash Your Hands

The single best way to prevent a cold and stay healthy is to wash your hands!  Use soap, hot water and slow down when you do it for the best results.

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Know Your Limits

Finally, know your limits.  If you are feeling frantic and worn down its ok to say NO.  I went out of town for Thanksgiving, had one trip planned in December plus several large blog jobs.  Plus, I have another trip in early January.  Because of all that I decided to cut back on my large-scale Christmas decorating for this year.  I love my décor but I knew I needed to reign it in… so I did.  I still put up lots of stuff to feel festive but scaled back on the three trees.  It’s hard to say no (even to yourself!) sometimes but it is often worth it.

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics are an all-natural, high-quality supplement that comes in many formulas for all ages and stages in life.  It can help you stay healthy this holiday season and have the most festive year yet!

Self Care Hacks for the Holidays


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Self Care Hacks for the Holidays

Your turn!

What self care hacks are you using this year?


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics.

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:18-04:00 December 21st, 2017|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|23 Comments


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  2. Farrah December 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I really need to work on drinking more water! x_x

  3. Kristina @ Love & Zest December 23, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    These are some great reminders! We all need some good self care tips this time of year!

  4. Rachel December 22, 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I’ve washed my hands so much in the last week that they’re raw. Ugh.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc December 22, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Thank you for these tips. When we started taking probiotic supplements regularly, we have noticed an increased immunity against common illnesses. The thing I need to work on is to know my limitations.

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  7. Agness of Fit Travelling December 22, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    This is the ultimate holiday guide I’ll be using this year, Julie. It’s definitely time to take care of ourselves and our body and what better time to start than the holidays. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Jessica Levinson December 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Self care is so important. These are great ways to stay healthy!

  9. Summer @ summer-price December 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I am big on taking a good probiotic and really I make sure I have at least 15 minutes alone each day. With 5 kids running around and like you said with all of the things to do. I need that alone time to mentally recharge.

  10. Ilka December 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Ultimate Flora is an awesome probiotic!! So important to add probiotics to your daily wellness routine!

  11. Kalee December 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    These are such great ideas! I do take a probiotic daily, but my water habit has been lacking this week!

  12. Jenny December 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I was just told by a friend I need to try probiotics!! This sounds like a good one to try, gut health is so important!

  13. Liz Mays December 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of starting with some probiotics. Having some green smoothies more often would be great too.

  14. Nellwyn December 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I definitely haven’t been eating enough greens this holiday season so I’ve got to start doing that! I should give probiotics a try as well.

  15. Abbey Sharp December 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Self care is so important! Love this tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Rachel December 21, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Drinking more water is so simple, but it seriously makes all the difference this time of year! Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Annmarie December 21, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    5 Self Care Hacks for the Holidays from Running in a Skirt https://www.runninginaskirt.com/5-self-care-hacks-for-the-holidays/ via @juliewunder

    • Annmarie December 21, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

      LOL I HAVE NOT had my coffee yet…I meant to paste that to Twitter….anywho, I was going to say these are all great tips – definitely need to work on knowing my limits! <3

      • JulieWunder December 21, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

        haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well you do have a puppy. I remember how crazy that was around here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the tweet!

  18. Patricia @Sweet and Strong December 21, 2017 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I have been looking for a good probiotic to take. I totally agree with all these tips and that a healthy guy definitly makes me feel a lot better and happier!

  19. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups December 21, 2017 at 7:22 am - Reply

    I have always kind of inconsistent with taking probiotics but have really been focusing on it the last few months to try and keep my immune system strong. There is always a lot of crud this time of year, but with the kids in preschool I feel like we come into contact with every cold. Thanks for the tips!

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