During the holiday season, it is so easy to begin to let things slide.  With family coming to town, parties to attend, the kids home from school, and so many additional things on your plate it is easy to think that you don’t have time to take care of yourself.  Here are a few easy ways to engage in self-care even (and especially) when your schedule is filled to the brim.

 Hot tea with lemon, ginger and collagen

Christmas is full of parties and fun beverages (what was in that eggnog, anyway?), but it can be taxing on your immune system. Try drinking hot water with lemon ginger, honey, and collagen to help your system recover. It tastes great and is easy to make. You might also want to consider trying a Vitamin C supplement.

Healthy eating

Healthy does not have to equal boring! Try starting with this recipe for a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie or a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl. Not only are they made with simple, healthy ingredients, but the added collagen has 10 grams of protein to help you feel full longer without compromising your taste buds.


Go for a walk to help de-stress this holiday season


With all the hubbub surrounding you, it is important to a break to clear your mind and de-stress.  You have limited time, so focus on what is most important to you.  Go for a walk, listen to your favorite Christmas album, or take a bath, whatever it is that helps you slow down. Only engage in traditions that actually fulfill you. It is okay to say “no” once and a while.


Prioritize Sleep

Yes, there are a million things calling for your attention but don’t make your body play catch-up. Sticking to your normal sleep patterns as much as possible will help you have more energy and less stress through the holiday season. If all the excitement is keeping you up, remember that the Glycine in collagen can sometimes act as a sleep aid. Keeping up your daily collagen supplement can help in getting enough rest.



To prevent keep from getting the dreaded Christmas Cold, clear germs from the throat with a daily warm salt water gargle. Dissolve a half teaspoon good-quality Himalayan or sea salt in a half cup of warm water and gargle for at least 30 seconds. Good-bye, germs!


What are your favorite ways to practice self-care during the busy Holiday season?  What do find are your biggest obstacles? 

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