Let’s end this year by Embracing a Mindful December for a Healthy Start to the New Year. This Holiday season, as a community of women let’s create a goal of balance, structure, and mindfulness amidst the holiday chaos. Let’s normalize asking for what you need and holding healthy boundaries for yourself.  Spa Serenity and Pause Facial Bar have established a structure that can help us all create the most magical & enjoyable Holiday Season.

As the Holiday approaches, the year draws to a close, and the holiday season fills the air with excitement and festivities. Amidst the joyful chaos, it’s essential to take time for yourself and prioritize your well-being. By embracing a healthy lifestyle practice that incorporates boundaries and mindfulness, you can head into the new year feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally rejuvenated.

Let’s explore and normalize ways to achieve the most balanced & healthy version of ourselves this holiday season, focusing on you and what you need this Holiday Season.

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Mindful Practice for Self Care in December


Incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily routine to stay grounded and centered during the holiday season:

  • Morning Meditation: Start your day with a few minutes of meditation to set a positive intention for the day ahead.
  • Deep Breathing: Whenever you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to practice deep breathing exercises. Inhale deeply, hold, and exhale slowly to calm your nerves.
  • Gratitude Journal: Keep a journal to jot down things you’re grateful for each day. Focusing on gratitude can shift your perspective and boost your mood.
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Mindful Practice for Self Care in December

Reflect and Set Intentions:

As December comes to a close, take some time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new one:

  • Journaling: Write down your accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned in the past year. Acknowledge your growth and resilience.
  • Goal Setting: Set realistic and inspiring goals for the upcoming year. Break them down into actionable steps to keep yourself accountable.Set Boundaries:

he holiday season often comes with a flurry of invitations, events, and obligations. While it’s wonderful to celebrate with friends and family, it’s equally important to set healthy boundaries to protect your mental and emotional well-being. Here’s how:

  • Prioritize Self-Care: Dedicate a specific time each day or week to engage in self-care activities that rejuvenate you. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or practicing meditation, make it non-negotiable.
  • Learn to Say No: Don’t overcommit. It’s okay to decline invitations or requests if they drain your energy or clash with your self-care time.
  • Delegate and Share Responsibilities: If you’re hosting gatherings or handling holiday preparations, enlist help from others. Delegating tasks can alleviate stress and create a sense of teamwork.

Mindful Eating ( and Drinking):

Amidst the abundance of holiday treats & cocktails, practicing mindful eating and drinking can help you maintain a healthy relationship with food and drinks while enjoying the festivities:

  • Portion Control: Savor the flavors of holiday dishes by focusing on smaller portions. Enjoying the taste allows you to indulge without overindulging.
  • Mindful Choices: Opt for healthier options when possible. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins into your holiday meals.
  • Hydration: Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Sometimes, thirst is mistaken for hunger. Lots of water especially if you know you are going to enjoy a few Cocktails later.
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Spa Services for Self Care:

December is an ideal time to treat yourself to spa services that promote relaxation and self-care:

  • Massage Therapy: A soothing massage can relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. Consider a Swedish massage to relax or a deep tissue massage for a more therapeutic experience.S
  • Spa Serenity Facials: Winter weather can be harsh on the skin. Treat yourself to a hydrating facial to keep your skin radiant and glowing throughout the season.
  • Pause Facial Bar | Pause Facial Bar, in Downtown Baraboo, is a result-driven, open concept skincare experience. Our team of aesthetic professionals are dedicated to delivering customized & flexible Skin Care solutions for skin of all ages, types & concerns.
  • Mani & Pedi: We all want to look and feel our best when the Holiday gatherings arrive.

Take a moment right now and strategically book those Wellness Appointments to help set yourself up for success and looking your best this holiday season.

By embracing these healthy lifestyle practices in December, you can transition into the new year with a refreshed body and a rejuvenated mind. Prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, and indulging in spa services and skincare rituals will not only help you navigate the holiday season with grace but also pave the way for a successful and fulfilling year ahead. Remember, your well-being is a precious gift, and nurturing it is the best way to start the new year on the right foot.


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