7 TIPS FOR SURVIVING CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAYS

Welcome to “Peter And The Net” the Be Healthier and Happier Channel, Holistic Lifestyle: Body, Mind And Soul . This is the article version of our Christmas video, coming soon. Thank you for Subscribing, Following channel and media. If you like this article, please Share.

I like December because is the moth of my birthday, close to new year and summer season in the coast of Peru. But I know for most people December is hectic and even stressing. 7 advices to have Healthier and Happier holidays:

  1. SAVE IN HOUSE OR OFFICE DECORATION

Remember the 3 R: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. REDUCE : please buy Christmas decoration only if very necessary. If possible made your own decoration. REUSE: If possible just repair any old decoration. Safe the planet and save money ! RECYCLE: Made or buy objects made of recycled materials.

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2. KEEP HOLYDAYS MEALS HEALTHY

At home or if your invited to any holyday meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. We suggest:

  • Try to eat home and have healthy food home.
  • Eat, buy organic food as often as you can. Yes it is more expensive but it worths it. In Lima there are many organic fairs. Just to mention: Bioferia Surquillo.
  • Eat something before going to the meal
  • Bring something healthy to the meal, and enough for everyone.

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3. BUY REAL CHOCOLATE AND BETTER DESSERTS

Try to look for healthier or vegan options. Combine them with fruits. I will make a special video about chocolate. Just general tips:

A chocolate bar can be considerate as chocolate is it has at least 35% of cacao. If it has less than 35% it is just a candy that “taste like chocolate”, it is mainly sugar and God knows what type of oil. Prefer the bitter options. From 35% to 50% is still sweet and healthier. Tell me what brand do you suggest?

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4. CELEBRATE WITH YOUR HEART , PRAY

Meditation can be an equivalent to praying, it has the same effects on emotions and cerebral activity.                                                                                                                            Even if Christmas is a catholic, religious celebration we seem to get loss in the celebration scenario. Catholicism suggest you to practice “7 spiritual works of mercy”. Praying is one of them. You can pray when you wake up or go to bed. It can be any pray you learned as a child or even just a word. Yes, there is a catholic method that valid just a word you say as a praying, as long as you say it with faith and true love. Priest  Ignacio Larrañaga praying workshops are found in Youtube. They are given in 44 countries and many cities in Peru. If you find or go to any similar workshop tell me about it.

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5. SET YOURSELF FREE : FORGIVE

To forgive is another of the catholic “7 spiritual works of mercy”. It doesn´t mean to expose yourself to pain or danger again. It means find a lesson, new sense, change and even a new mission in life. There are many meditations that can help. I suggest Louise Hay books and audios. Specially: forgiveness meditation audio. If you find or have listened to any similar audio tell me about it.

Louise Hay audio Forgiveness

6. BE GRATEFULL TO THIS YEAR

I believe life is a balance, full of dualism. First, notice what you have now. Health, a job, a pet, a family, someone you love, anything. Thanks for that thing. Every day when I wake up, before getting out of bed I say Thanks. Any advice, book or movie about gratitude you can suggest? What do you do to feel grateful every day?

Louise Hay book gratitude

7. GIVE WHAT YOU ARE READY TO GIVE

Only when you know yourself and are able to feel happy with who you are and what you have, you can give. You have so much, if you feel love you will give love.

About gifts for this holidays; well, great if you have a budget for it. A perfect gift for yourself might be a juicer, blender, an appointment with a nutritionist, certified dietitian, a yoga package or membership to any sport you like. But remember your attention and time is the most valuable thing you can give.

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year. Thank you, this is Cynthia “Titi” for “Peter And The Net” the Be healthier and happier Chanel, Healthy Lifestyle : Body Mind And Soul . We will be transmitting the video version from the city of Ica Peru, in December the month of my birthday and summer and season in the coast. Thank you for Subscribing , Following If you like this video please Share. I´ll be talking to you on the comments !

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About Cyntia Elvia

My name and middle name: Elvia Cyntia; "Titi" has always been my nickname. I am a communicator and media producer. I live in Ica Peru. Currently producing "Bonito Food Travel" YouTube channel and media. Bonito Food Travel® focus on Food travel and sustainable lifestyle. Instagram: Bonito Food Travel Facebook: Bonito Food Fans Blog: Bonitofoodfans .com and Twitter: Cyntia Elvia Titi.
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