Surviving the silly season
Posted by The RSVP Team onThe silly season is in full swing. It's all about Christmas parties, end of year drinks and a string of celebrations combined with family commitments, serious shopping lists to get through and that nagging need to get lingering jobs done before Christmas...
December is the best time of year for socialising - there are loads of opportunities to get out there and meet new people. People are feeling festive. The warm weather and buzzing streets brings fun and interesting date options that soak up the balmy evenings and endless hours of sunlight.
But with all the excitement and anticipation of a new year, it's easy to get caught up in the festivities - partying and pushing yourself a little too hard while still trying to get everything done before the year draws to a close. We've all done it. Burning the candle at both ends...you then end up exhausted or worse, not feeling 100% by the time the holidays hit.
It's important to make the most of this time of year while also taking care of yourself so you're fighting fit for the holidays and start of 2014.
Here are RSVP's top three tips for embracing the silly season while looking after yourself this December:
1. Get organised
Make a list of things you need to do before Christmas and work out what is most important to you. Is it finishing up a work project, making that appointment to see the dentist (you know the one you have been procrastinating over all year), doing your Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve? Make sure you allow enough time in your schedule to get these things done without causing you last minute stress. Remember Christmas shopping with a hangover is nobody's idea of fun!
2. Keep Moving
What sounds more appealing - a drink after work or a session at the gym? We know it's tempting but try not to forgo all your regular exercise routines. If your diary is looking particularly full up until Christmas, perhaps consider working out before work so you can still enjoy social opportunities in the evening while getting your endorphin fix earlier in the day.
3. Get involved
Take advantage of the parties and get involved. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone and introduce yourself to new people when you're out and about. If you want to meet someone, there is no point spending the entire party with your longstanding friends, approach someone new. Most people are feeling sociable at this time of year, so strike up a conversation.
The RSVP Team
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