How to Reset after the Holidays
First and foremost, the best way to reset is to simplify. There’s so much excess during the holidays, so in order to release that, we have to stop the constant influx of stimuli.
Simplify your food.
Simplify your schedule.
Simplify your input.
Reduce screen time as much as possible.
Perhaps take a social media break.
Let your body and mind digest the excess food, indulgences, experiences, and external stimulation you’ve taken in.
Clear your mind:
A really good way to digest mental/emotional stimuli is to journal. I like to set a time for 10 minutes and free-write without stopping. Even if you have to write “I don't know what to write about” or “this is stupid, I hate writing” keep going for the full 10 minutes. Your mind will get bored of fighting against it and will eventually reveal things and feelings to you that may have been hiding. Let go of correct punctuation and just free form write. It’s very healing and cleansing to your mind when you give yourself a safe space to express what you’re thinking and feeling.
Simplify your exercise:
Go for long walks in nature, by yourself, without any electronics, like music or audio books. Just listen to the sounds of nature, let your mind roam, watch the wind and the birds. This is a great way for your mind to digest experiences you’ve had. Get curious as you walk. Look around and practice seeing with new eyes. What’s around you that you haven’t noticed before?