Eighteen Tips For A Remarkably Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

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The holiday weekend is here! Does that mean scrap your healthy lifestyle? We’re dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. Below are three awareness tips within the six lifestyle goals we collaborate with our Clients on.

RAINY DAYS MAKES WAY FOR INDOOR PLAY

Who said it has to be sunny to move and shake over the holiday? Holidays aren’t an every day thing so be inventive. Turn up the music, look at your furniture with beginners mind, and let the laughter begin!

If being indoors makes you want to eat more check this out to undo that mode of operation.

Free yourself to jump on the bed or couch. Every so often isn’t going to break the frame.

WORK MAY BE FAMILY TIME

Maybe its siblings or perhaps a foe but seeing that person an opportunity to put on your bravest coat of grace. Put on their shoes for a moment to empathize they have relationship demons just like everyone else.

Check out these six ways to come out as the survivor.

Swinging is a great activity to break down the walls of negative emotions for letting in a little…OK a lot of laughter!

 

FLYING SOLO IS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

We get it. Not everyone has a party or people to share the holiday with. See this as an ultimate reward to unleashing your creative side. Get messy with a medium (pencil, paint, clay…) to express yourself.

These tips shift boredom to becoming a creative genius.

Herve Tullet’s books may be for kids but we endorse adults to use them as a fun go-to with priming creativity.

 

THERE’S A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Maybe this weekend isn’t turning out the way you hoped. Fear not! The art of mental persuasion is just one thought away. Reverse that negative emotion by turning to the positive aspect.

We’ve got fourteen mantras¬†that will uphold the values to be brave, disciplined, and courageous.

Find patterns then turn them into a metaphor. This floor, for example, may be a metaphor symbolizing how thoughts connect to create something to securely stand on (or for).

DUCKING FROM ACTIVITIES TO AVOID ASKING OR ANSWERING THAT QUESTION

Conversations typically start with a question. One tip for the moment someone digs into a personal topic, ask them a question in return. Two examples:

“Great question! I’m curious why you would like to know?”

OR

“Thank you for asking. Are you open to sharing with me about your experience with…(return the same scenario to hear the depth of sharing they are vulnerable enough to share).”

Both sets a tone for the level of comfort and trust that may be conveyed.

Here’s more great tips for asking or responding to questions.¬†

The type of environment is a valuable part in choosing the appropriate time to ask a question. Outdoors or a peaceful spot is ideal for delicate topics.

 

PAUSE BEFORE ACTUALLY POPPING A PILL OR BINGING ALCHOL

The world of marketing or peer pressure makes that decision easy to turn to a numbing tactic for a means to calm down or loosen up. We encourage using STOP:

  1. Stop what you’re doing
  2. Take a few deep breaths
  3. Observe: body sensations, emotions feeling, mental association with your surroundings
  4. Proceed cautiously and intentionally

Read this for more details on how to regulate your emotions.

Mia Cinelli’s ‘The Weight’ is an effective way to regulate emotions.

post picture courtesy @tangojuliette