OK so it’s the time to be merry and bright - but the reality is that many of us end up panicked about present buying, overindulging in food that doesn’t serve us and generally becoming shadows of our former-badass-selves. By the time January rolls around, we’re desperate for the only time of the year when it’s acceptable to tell your friend you’re ‘on a detox’.
Trust me, I know! At this halfway point in the month I was starting to feel the beginning of ‘festive frazzle’. Late nights, two impending family weekends away from home and a tree with currently no presents under it - no wonder I was starting to feel anxious!
My diet was also suffering - I’d been nibbling too many mini cheddars (a weakness), spending too much money on unhealthy bread-based breakfasts (something I try to avoid) and my afternoon tiredness meant I started to experience ‘sugar creep’.
Something had to give or else I wasn’t going to make it to the end of the month! It was time to take action.
The key to being a festive badass all the way to January is to put your needs first. Now this might sound selfish, egotistical or down right impossible but trust me. It’s the only way NOT TO LOSE YOUR GOD DAMN MIND over the silly season.