How to Practice During the Holidays

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and move into the busy holiday season, our days and our habits often change. We are busier; we may eat more and at different times of the day; our schedules can become very different; we may be in a totally different place; and sometimes we have a house full of guests. But throughout the holiday season, we still need to practice.

What: As always, “Practice what you know and practice what you think you know.” With each practice, be it 2 minutes or 20, you learn something. Sometimes you learn that you’ve got the basics of this or that exercise but with others you may discover that you don’t. Both are important pieces of information to bring back to class!

When: It is best to practice every day. Think of your practice as you daily boost of health. And as with any healthy habit, it’s best to infuse your day with that habit, especially when your routine has changed.

How long? How long do you have? If you have 2 minutes, do that. If you have 20 minutes, do that. But try not to think of that practice time as a time to rush through your practice. Two minutes of just Bear Sway is better than 2 minutes of 7 different exercises. Slow down, take your time, take the time to practice and to savor that practice!

Where? Any where you can. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can be when you WANT to do something.   

It is said that our life fills with tiny practices. Do that!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Pamela Hultgren
Lead Instructor, Northfield