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Surviving The Holiday Season – 5 Hacks For Crushing Your New Year's Resolutions

Written by: Lise Kiefer, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Lise Kiefer

Ah, the holiday season is upon us, filled with joy, laughter, and... resolutions? That's right, while everyone is indulging in festive treats and cozying up by the fireplace, some of us are already thinking about those dreaded New Year's resolutions. But fear not!

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We've got you covered with these 5 "hacks" to help you conquer the holiday season and start the new year with a bang

Hack No.1 Embrace the power of moderation

Let's face it, the holiday season is a minefield of temptation. From the endless buffet tables to the bottomless eggnog, it's easy to get carried away. But here's a secret: you don't have to deprive yourself completely. Instead, embrace the power of moderation. Enjoy those holiday treats in moderation, savoring each bite like it's the last gingerbread cookie on Earth. Trust us, it's all about balance!

Hack No.2 Plan, plan, plan

You know what they say, failing to plan is planning to fail. So, grab that fancy planner or whip out your smartphone and start mapping out your goals. Break them down into small, manageable steps. Want to hit the gym more often? Schedule your workouts like important appointments with yourself. Planning is key to staying on track, even when the holiday chaos threatens to derail you.

Hack No.3 Find your support squad

The journey towards your New Year's resolutions doesn't have to be a solo one. Rally up your friends, family, or even your furry pals for some much-needed support. Surround yourself with people who will cheer you on, lend a helping hand, or maybe just provide a good laugh when you need it most. Remember, laughter is the best medicine, especially when you accidentally eat an entire fruitcake in one sitting.

Hack No.4 Celebrate the small victories

Let's be real, sticking to your resolutions during the holiday season is no easy feat. That's why it's important to celebrate every small victory along the way. Did you resist that second slice of pie? Treat yourself to a little something special. Managed to squeeze in a quick workout between family gatherings? Give yourself a high-five (or a well-deserved nap). Remember, progress is progress, no matter how small.

Hack No.5 Embrace the imperfections

Life is messy, and so are New Year's resolutions. Embrace the imperfections and unexpected twists that come your way. Don't beat yourself up if you slip up or encounter obstacles. It's all part of the journey. Laugh at the absurdity of it all, pick yourself up, and keep moving forward. After all, the best stories are the ones filled with plot twists and unexpected detours.

So there you have it, 5 "hacks" to help you survive the holiday season and slay your New Year's resolutions. Remember, life is too short to take everything too seriously. So, go out there, enjoy the festivities, and let the laughter be your guiding light. Cheers to a fantastic end of the year and an even greater new year ahead!

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Lise Kiefer Brainz Magazine

Lise Kiefer, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Lise Kiefer is a lead in fitness, nutrition and sleep coaching. After living an active lifestyle in her youth, Kiefer took her experience in sports and transitioned it to coaching individuals in their fitness, nutrition, and sleep so enhance her clients quality of life. Kiefer believes that how we perceive each of these topics and ourselves will affect how we perform in our daily pracitces. Owner of Toned and Tough Fitness.



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