Holiday Self-Care Hacks

Dec 12, 2023 Self-Care 4 MIN

Holiday Self-Care Hacks

Quick Scoop

  • Taking care of yourself during the holidays is as important as caring for others.
  • Stay active and hydrated; it'll help keep your energy up for seasonal activities.
  • Remember to take some time for yourself to decompress.

Handling Holiday Hassle

The holidays are a time for giving! Not only are you giving gifts, but you are also giving love, attention, and effort to your family and friends. But while you're busy embracing the holiday spirit, remember to provide yourself with the care you need! The holiday self-care hacks can help you pamper yourself while you prep.

Try Some Yoga

In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy to get so caught up in planning that you don't give yourself time to unwind and let out some tension, physical and mental! If you're feeling overwhelmed, try setting aside a half-hour to practice some calming yoga. Yoga can help you prepare for a busy day by getting your body loose and relaxed, or it can even help calm your body and mind to get ready for restful sleep. Try some yoga moves you can do at home to help reclaim some holiday calm for yourself!

Figure Out What's Important

The holiday season can be expensive; all the gifts, trips, and meals can start to feel more like financial obligations than joyful holiday traditions. Instead of getting caught up in the wave of must-have gifts and must-see travel locations, take some time to figure out what is important to you. Maybe an expensive trip isn't as important as a holiday "Movie and Marshmallows" night with your loved ones. The hottest new gadgets often pale compared to an intentional gift crafted with love, and it takes some stress off your pocketbook, too! Take a step back from the aluminum trees and find out what's truly important.

Brew Up Some Wassail

One cozy holiday stress-relieving activity is brewing yourself up some wassail! Wassail is a traditional English holiday drink, usually accompanied by caroling and general good cheer! Making your own wassail is easy; it's a simple recipe with apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and whole apples to make a warm, cozy, and tasty drink. It's perfect for sipping while snuggled up in front of the fireplace.


Here's a simple recipe to keep tucked away if the urge to go a-wassailing ever comes upon you!


  • 2 apples
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 1/3 cup cranberries


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for an hour.
  3. Keep on low heat, ladle into mugs, and enjoy!

Decompress, Your Way

It's important to give yourself time to decompress. Everyone needs time to relax without expectations, activities, or plans. Whether this is meditation, mindfulness exercises, going on a walk in nature, or putting on your favorite holiday movie, let your body and your mind rest. Soon enough, you'll be ready to get back into the fun!

Holiday Hydration

This one is applicable all year! Staying hydrated is one of the most important self-care tips you can apply. Keep your water bottle topped up and remember to drink it throughout the day. If you want to give your winter water a seasonal spritz, flavor it with mint leaves and fresh cranberries to feel the holiday spirit in every sip!

Get to Bed on Time

When your days are so busy, it can be tempting to stretch them out into the night to give yourself more time to finish everything on the agenda. Do that too often, however, and the lack of sleep starts to catch up with you! Maintaining a regular sleep schedule during the busiest time of the year is essential. Consistent, high-quality sleep helps ensure you've got the energy during the day to take on everything the holidays will throw at you. If you're looking for occasional help to ease yourself back into a regular sleep pattern, Nature Made® Wellblends™ Sleep & Recover™ Gummies provide Melatonin with L-theanine to support your restful sleep and help your body's natural recovery.†

Ask for Help

You don't have to do it all by yourself. Asking friends and family for support can do wonders to alleviate holiday stress, giving you the time and support you need. Sometimes, the best self-care is knowing when to ask someone else to help care for you.

Keep Your Body Moving

This one might seem a bit counter-productive at first; adding exercise to the already hectic holidays, doesn't that just make things busier? Keeping up regular exercise can not only help your body feel better but can also be a rock to anchor your schedule around. The chaos of the holiday season will seem more manageable and consistent when you know you've got a healthy run scheduled at the same time every morning!

Build a Self-Care Supplement Routine

Starting a self-care supplement routine is one of the best ways to help your body get the nutrients it needs! If you already have a self-care supplement routine, staying consistent through the holidays can help bridge possible nutrient gaps arising from weeks of leftovers. If you don't have a routine already, now is the perfect time to start. The best way to start is by looking for a Multivitamin that meets your needs. Nature Made offers a variety of multivitamins specially formulated with age, gender, and life stage in mind to help you bridge nutrient gaps in your diet.†


Taking care of yourself is an essential part of the holiday season! Remember to keep active, stay hydrated, and give yourself time to focus on the things that matter most: your health and that of your loved ones. With these fun and easy self-care hacks, you'll be ready to take on the season with good cheer! Happy holidays!

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Graham Morris

NatureMade Copywriter

Graham has a degree in film with a focus on screenwriting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He enjoys learning new things and finding the best, most engaging way to communicate them to a wide audience. Graham appreciates simplicity in life and nutrition, and wants to find the easiest, no-stress ways to stay healthy.

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Kalyn Williams, RDN

Science and Health Educator

Kalyn is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Science & Health Educator with the Medical and Scientific Communications team at Pharmavite. Her experience in the field of nutrition prior to joining Pharmavite has included community and public health education, media dietetics, and clinical practice in the areas of disordered eating, diabetes, women’s health, and general wellness. Kalyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed her dietetic supervised practice in Maricopa County, AZ, with an emphasis on public health. Kalyn is certified in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she is an active member in addition to memberships in Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Women’s Health Dietitians, and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.

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