How To Make The Most of The Holidays

Now, I know this might easily turn into an unpopular topic in the sense that this has been one hell of a year, and the last thing that anyone wants to do is to “set goals” for the holidays.

This is your time to disconnect, let go, and just be human. I get it.


What you don’t want you to do is come out of the holidays worse that when they started. The holidays can be challenging during a normal year, let alone this year.

What do I mean?

Eating too much, getting NO exercise, never, ever leaving your house… These areas can be a massive challenge for so many. The conversations about this have already started.

In this video, I share three key areas to think about as you head into the holidays to make the most of your time off so that you come out on top, swinging in the new year.

The three key areas are:


Nutrition: What food (or alcohol) would you call your ‘kryptonite’ that you would like to avoid?

Sleep: How much is too much? Are you willing to sleep the holidays away, or would you like to make time for something else that also means a lot to you?

Exercise: What CAN you do? Despite many regions being in lockdown again, what trail would you like to explore? What neighbourhood would you like to discover?


Family: When do I say no? How can I set boundaries, let them know in advance, that I don’t stay up late, drink all day/night, and keep myself on track?

Friends: Who do I want to connect with? Who haven’t I seen in a long time? What CAN we do together?

Personal: When do I get “Me” time? Though I may want to make time for others, when do I make time for myself? What does that look like?


Clarity: What resource can help bring me the biggest joy? Is this a time to catch up on reading? Writing?

Health: How can I work on my mental health/physical health? How important is my diet to me over the holiday? How can I create some space for me to clear my mind and improve my mental health?

Happiness: What will fill my cup the most? Is it spending more time with family? Is it working in the garage on your car or motorcycle? Is it learning how to knit, make macrame?

As mentioned in the video, all of these areas have a tool to help you get a grip on your physical and mental health inside of The Resilience Toolbox.

The Resilience Toolbox is a collection of tools and strategies that I have lived to help you apply The Hero Mindset in your daily life.

From helping me learn how to walk again, overcome the loss of my father to suicide in ’07, excel in high performance sport, build a life after sport, and much more, I help guide you in developing your mental resilience.

Click here to learn more.

As you head into this holiday season, please do take time to disconnect. Sit back on the couch, get comfy, catch up with friends you haven’t seen all year… but remember, despite everything that is happening around us, there is still much we can control, and this is your opportunity to take even further control of your own life and move the needle forward, not further backwards, to kick off 2021.

Enjoyed this article? Here are three others to help you succeed:

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Top 5 Tips To Help You Be Mindful Over The Holidays

How To Get Out of a Funk

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