How to Thrive—Not Just Survive—During the Holidays

The Holidays are coming up and we are all at that time of year where we know we are about to overindulge, overspend and get overwhelmed!

It’s hard not to. The pressure gets more and more every year, but we have to think about it a little differently.

Words matter.

Words shape perceptions. Perceptions shape intentions. Intentions shape just about everything.

Around this time of year, We can sometimes think about the trope ‘surviving the holidays’. We hear and read about this often: How to survive holiday parties, family gatherings and a busy season filled with events and festivities.

And let’s be honest, these survival guides are usually state the obvious of eat less, drink less and avoid the so called, “bad foods”. Or if you overdo it on the holidays then you immediately have to underdo it to compensate, but is that really how we want to go about this? Who can keep track?

Leaving aside the peculiar notion of survival as nutritional deprivation, this strikes me as a pretty rough way to treat yourself.  What are we surviving, really?

What if we flipped the script?

Thrive through the holidays.

Thrive by eating delicious food that makes you feel full and warm.

Thrive by doing awesome workouts powered by that great food.

Hell, thrive through a long winter’s nap after a delicious meal or night out.

What if we let the things we love to do—being with friends and family, eating well, moving with abandon and resting at the right times—take us through this holiday season?

What if we thrived?

As much as we can overdo things during the Holidays, it’s important to keep your family close and enjoy the time you spend together. If you pair the hefty meals with some fun workouts (like we do here at Marble Strength) you will no doubt conquer the Holidays and be ready to take control for 2023!


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