When it comes Christmas most of us enjoy a bit of a blowout, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But now it’s the 30th of December, New Year’s eve is calling and you’re probably feeling bloated, tired and just ‘not in the mood’. Here are my top tips how to get ready for New Year’s Eve and get those party juices flowing again:
Getting Ready For New Year’s Eve If You’ve Overindulged
Step one – walk away from the festive fayre.
As tempting as it is to stuff your face with leftovers / chocolate / cake / whatever takes your fancy, try to keep your meals light. Avoid fatty, heavy foods – keeping to lightweight foods will take the strain off your body allowing it to recover.
Step two – you’ve got to move it, move it.
After all that hard core festive enjoyment you’ll probably just want to lie on the sofa and indulge in the age old art of slobbing – don’t! Try to do a little gentle exercise: go for a short walk, tidy up the house, sort out a cupboard. Moving around will help with your digestive process which in turn will make you feel less sleepy / grouchy / sick.
Step three – cheers!
Drink, drink and drink some more – but stay away from alcohol. Stick to water and fruit teas; peppermint will help with your digestion and lemon will help flush out those toxins.
Step four – bathe away those blues.
Soak in a warm bath, add a few drops of relaxing bubble bath / bath oil. Don’t have the water too hot and when you’re just about done slowly add cold water, I know it sounds harsh but stick with me here. Allow the water to get colder and colder, it’s a brilliant way to wake up your system.
Step five – mositurise, and it’s time to pull out the big guns.
If you’ve been indulging in the odd tipple, or chugging back fizz like its going out of fashion *blushes and averts eyes* then your skin is probably showing signs of dehydration. After your bath, according to your skin type, slap on a really deep moisturising mask. My favourite is Liz Earle’s Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask™. It works like a charm to banish the bleurgh.
Step six – take your time.
Make sure you have your outfit ready and know how you’re going to do you hair and makeup. Take your time getting ready, you’ll feel less stressed if you’re not rushing around trying to find a matching pair of shoes (yep, I’ve hopped around the bedroom cursing hidden shoes on more than one occasion).
Step seven – party on down!
If you’ve followed these steps you should now feel less like a deflated balloon and more ready to rock around the clock. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy yourself!
Whatever you’ve got planned have a brilliant New Year’s eve!
Please be aware that I am not a qualified doctor / nutritionist / astronaut.
These tips have worked for me, but always listen to your own body – it kind of knows best x