Naturopathy with  Evie Lynch.
Evie shares her tips to help you avoid end of year burnout.

Avoiding end of year burnout: With Christmas just around the corner, you may be feeling like getting to the end of the year with your nerves intact is an impossible task. If this is you, you are not alone. It has been the topic of many a conversation recently that schedules are booked to the max and energy levels are running low. 

So here are a couple of things you can do to help get through the silly season feeling more balanced.

Do less: I know this is obvious and perhaps on the surface not all that helpful, but let me explain… If you are already running on empty and the thought of another obligation squeezed in would be unbearable, then this is exactly the time to take a moment. Do a little inventory and evaluate if every single commitment on your list or in your calendar has to be there or is it just that it is a SHOULD?  

Say no to the things you do not want to do and if you are already at max capacity, you need to choose what gets your time and energy. So choose the things that give you energy or valuable connection rather than drain. And in the case of family obligation, which can feel much harder to decline, consider if maybe you still go, but choose how long you will stay and stick to it. 

Call it an act of radical self love or simply conscious discernment. You get to choose. 

Prioritise sleep: We all know we need it, but often don’t prioritise it like we need to really get great sleep. With more daylight it is easy to try to fit more in or lose track of time but sleep is critical to energy levels, cognitive performance and our moods and emotions. Now is not the time to short change your sleep.  
Focus on fresh foods and quality protein sources: Think nothing from a package. The vast majority of packaged foods are highly processed and refined, lacking nutrients and will send your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster. When talking about quality protein sources – for meat this is things like grass fed and organic sources. 
We need good quality real food (full of nutrients) to fuel our busy lives and help keep us balanced. 

There is an old adage that goes, shop the edges of the supermarket – this is where you find some of the least processed and packaged, real foods. 

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