As the holidays approach, I can feel the tension start to build. This time of year is meant for celebration, time with family, and spreading love, but it can also cause anxiety for a lot of people—especially around the topic of weight gain. These worries are understandable; the holidays mean a LOT of food, and it's harder to be mindful when we are out of our normal routines.
This year, instead of letting those negative feelings in, let's try adopting some new self-care practices to help keep us sane through the end-of-the-year craziness. Here are five ways I've learned to love myself through the holidays that are guaranteed to calm any nervous energy about body image.