A headache is your body's way of crying for help. It signals something is wrong, pay attention to me! Maybe the body is overloaded with physical, mental or spiritual toxins.
What can you do to reduce the possibility of having a headache at family gatherings or during the holidays?
Here are some tips...
*Avoid overloading on sugar (chocolate, candy, cakes, etc.) can bring on a headache. Go easy on the sweets. Have sweet potatoes and this time enjoy them without marshallows; they're so sweet all by themselves, that's why they're called "sweet" potatoes. If you're cooking, serve baked fruit compotes instead of pies and cakes, or bring one along if you're eating with the family. A compote is just as sweet as its non-nutritional cake and pie relatives, but so much healthier and you'll feel so much better after you eat. You won't go through the sugar low, that always follows that sugar high. Even if you do decide to go the pie and cake route, find a significant other to share your treat with. It's much more fun and you'll only eat have a serving!
*Don't forget to skip seconds on that dessert. Instead of eating more food, start a round of favorite songs, take a family walk, or talk to someone about a favorite holiday they remember with fondness or even bring a poem or page of paper about the meaning of family togetherness to read aloud while others eat seconds. You'll be the hit of the party and bring others joy.
*Reduce your stress. Yes, gatherings can be stressful, butyou can stay calm and joyful. Pick a mantra and say it to yourself. Here are some ideas: I can stay calm and relaxed. I feel joyful and calm. I'm enjoying
everything that happens. (If none of these work for you, find your own mantra. And don't forget to breathe in and say the mantra and breathe out through your nose saying the word "joy" "peace" or "love".) That will put a smile
on your face and whomever you're with will smile, too.
*Focus on giving thanks for all you have and forget about what you lack. Instead, think of all the things you have to be thankful for. As you fill your spirit with thanks, you will be more balanced, more peaceful, more healthy...
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