Create Your Holiday Wellness Plan Today!


We are now in the middle of the holiday season and things can get very hectic this time of year. As the holiday season gets in full forces, take a moment to make a commitment to your health by creating a holiday wellness plan! Setting a plan can help you stick to your goals and start the New Year right and avoid having to play catch-up on your resolutions. Follow these steps to create a plan.

  1. Choose your goal. Whether you’ve already been working on a goal or are just starting, it is important to set a concrete, realistic goal. Here are some examples:
    • Maintaining your weight.
    • Staying active.
    • Eating healthy.
    • Stressing less.
    • Avoid overspending.
  2. Once you’ve established your overall goal for the holidays, break the goal into smaller goals. For example:
    • Maintaining your weight – you will want to do some combination of staying active and eating healthy
    • Staying active – you will want to choose some activities you can do during the holiday season. Luckily for us, Floridians, we don’t have to worry about working out with snow.
    • Eating healthy – you will want to check out some resources on how to choose healthier items during holiday gatherings and the in-between times. Click here for some tips.
    • Stressing less – you will want to create a plan to manage your time and pencil in some stress-reducing activities for yourself.
    • Avoid overspending – create a budget for the holidays by breaking down a specific amount of money you can spend on gifts, holiday parties, and other expenses.
  3. Establish SMART goals each week. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Identify 1 to 2 things you can do that will help you achieve your short-term goal, which in turn will contribute to your overall holiday goal!

Write down your goals each week and recruit family and friends to make a plan. People are more likely to stick to their goals if they have a good support system and are surrounded by people making similar commitments to their health.


Information and picture adapted from HealthAdvocate.

HealthAdvocate is SPC’s Employee Assistance Program.


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