Fitness in Theory – Episode 5: Being OK with Holiday Lulls

In this episode of the Fitness in Theory podcast, Sam and I discuss how it’s OK to not want to push and grind to “finish strong” during the holiday season. A lot of people may feel stressed and burned out during this time of year, and it’s OK to take quality time for yourself.

Though, I’m not exactly sure I am the best person for this particular topic. I’m always one to ramp up productivity and start working on New Year’s resolutions in November.

However, I do see the value in wanting to take some downtime for yourself. There are days when I’ll do nothing but relax so that I can recoup some mental fortitude.

It’s OK to Not Strive for Perfection During the Holidays

Not everyone has to push as hard as I do to succeed. As I am always energized and dialed to 11 during this time of year, it’s easier for me to intently focus on what I want to achieve.

That doesn’t mean everyone should. In fact, I know a lot of people who would be better off taking a few days and relaxing.

The point of this podcast is to let you know that you don’t have to push so hard that you burn yourself out. You don’t have to be perfect to be successful, and taking a few days to collect your thoughts is worth a great deal in the long run.

Remember, you’re no good to anyone if you’re too high-strung to function. Take a moment and breathe.

Warning! I Lose it at the End

My sense of humor is not exactly for everyone. In this particular podcast, I kind of lose it near the end of the show. That’s a mixture of a good drink and a bit of who I am in real life.

It’s not that I start throwing obscenities around like Santa handing out candy canes. But I am a bit…well…twisted. I suppose that’s what happens when you invite a horror/dark fantasy author to join the show.

Do You Slow Down During the Holidays?

Perhaps the most vital element of success in any regard is your mental health. If you’re not in the right headspace, virtually every task you try will be ultimately more difficult.

It’s OK to push toward the finish line at the end of the year. But it’s also OK if you want to take December and simply relax before facing 2023.

As long as you’re getting something positive out of it, there is no right or wrong answer, here.

Take care of yourself.

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Michael Brockbank

Since 2015, Michael has put in the effort to lose more than 80 pounds by gamifying fitness and eating proper portion sizes. He conducts extensive research into various health and fitness products to provide the best answers possible according to his own experience and knowledge.

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