Goodness, it feels like I’ve been on a perpetual vacation this year. I’ve traveled more in 2017 than I ever have in my life. And then December has been one trip, one holiday social event after the other. SO, yes, I’ve had lots of fun, shared many laughs, stayed up way too late and experienced all sorts of exceptional tastes. And while I’ve attempted to hold tight to many of my nourishing habits, let’s face it, it’s darn near impossible to stay totally true to this lifestyle when you’re on the constant go-go-go.

While my husband is begging me to say “yes” to an impromptu Florida trip for New Years, my body is begging me to get back to my rhythm.  And I’m guessing, in the midst of all the holiday happiness, your body could use a little support, too.

Here’s my top five things I strongly commit to and recommend for you whenever that pendulum swings a little too far out of balance.

1. Monitoring My Water Intake – Like a Boss
When we’re dehydrated, we crave junk and tend to eat instead of drink. And when we drink caffeinated products (like coffee) or alcohol, we dehydrate ourselves even more. When we are dehydrated, we strip minerals QUICKLY. I’m holding myself accountable to my water intake by filling up a couple half-gallon mason jars with the amount of water that I need to consume each day. When it comes to what kind of water to drink, filtered water is best. To ensure your water is mineralized after filtration, add a pinch of real salt to your drinking water or liquid trace minerals. This will allow your tissues to recognize incoming fluid and bring it in at the cellular level. With every sip, I’m enjoying knowing that I’m hydrating my cells and flushing out unwanted waste.

2.  Loving on My Lymph
The lymph system acts as your personal cleaner as it picks up, filters and cleans fluids, cell wastes, viruses and bacteria. When you feel more toxic, as I’ve felt, supporting your lymphatic system is incredibly important. Just by loving on your lymph through deep breathing, movement (rebounding is incredible), dry skin brushing and sweating, you improve your immune response, hormone delivery, remove waste AND nourish your cells as it supports overall nutrient assimilation. So for me, this looks like a full commitment to a 30 minute daily workout session, 10 minutes of meditation each morning, dry skin brushing before showering, and a sweat session in our infrared sauna at least twice a week. Consistency with these habits is a total game-changer for me and makes me feel unstoppable GOOD.

3. Embracing My Real Food Healers
Ahhh yes. Daily green juicing, increasing my saturated fats (like ghee and coconut oil), more greens and bone broth… It’s the simple goodness that makes me feel completely satiated and energized. I love focusing on what I need more of vs. what I need less of… All about keeping it positive over here. 🙂

4. Committing to My Joy Work
Joy work for me comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, but my primary turn-on is writing. Taking just an 1-hour a day of downloading my thoughts into valuable content is pure bliss. Whatever brings you joy, do more of that. Because pleasure is the fuel that makes us feel the most alive.

5. Staying True to My Supplement Protocol
Yep, I’m a believer in supplementing. And just like I have my clients on naturopathic programs, I’m also on a program that helps bring my body balance using herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, flower remedies, etc. My current program consists of iodine, B-vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Bee Pollen (amino acids), Masaji (antioxidant juice), adaptogen herbs for my adrenals, digestive bitters,  CBD-Hemp Oil (obsesssssseed with this) and then I muscle test various other categories to see what is needed for the day like cell salts and essential oils. When I fill in the gaps, I respond to stress better. I feel better. And because I feel amazing, I’m able to do more, serve more, be more. You can’t give the best of you when you’re depleted. You just can’t.

What about you? What’s your go-to protocol for restoring balance after the holidays? Share with me in the comments below!

To Fiercely Resetting,

Tonya