The holidays are here, which fills some with joy and others with dread.

But regardless of how you feel about the holidays, sensitive people all share some common ground. The holidays are exhausting and oftentimes overwhelming. With families and parties and crowds and all that hustle-bustle, it’s enough to send even the most grounded sensitive to bed for the duration.

As sensitives, there are some simple, effective and oh-so-important things to keep in mind that will help make this one of your best holiday seasons.

Most sensitives have a difficult time taking care of themselves. Way down at the bottom of that ‘things to do’ list is (maybe)  ‘take care of me.’

So here’s what you’re going to do. Put yourself at the top of your to-do list with these five points underneath.

Put these 5 Things At The Top of Your To-Do List

  • Eat

Taking care of yourself means making sure you eat. Don’t skip breakfast, or lunch, or dinner. Make it a priority to have the foods you need handy. If things are hectic have premade meals available or small cups of yogurt and a stash of nuts. Or make it real simple and do smoothies. Use something like a Nutrabulet to ensure you extract all of the important nutrients. Blend together combinations that can help balance your adrenals. According to Anthony Williams, renown Medical Medium, combining foods that have sodium, potassium, and natural sugar greatly supports your adrenals. Overtaxed adrenal glands equal fatigue and exhaustion. Keeping these essential glands healthy is a good start to taking care of yourself. Williams recommends combining foods like apples, dates, and celery; cucumber, avocado, and lime juice; and coconut water, banana, and spinach.

  • Sleep

There are few things more restorative for your body than proper sleep and let’s face it, during the holidays our sleep schedules can be thrown off. When we don’t get enough sleep both our nervous system is affected, and as sensitives, that’s a big deal.  Sensitives want to take care of and nurture their nervous system, because a strong and healthy nervous system is going to actually cut down on that sense of feeling overwhelmed and the anxiety you might experience. If you have late nights planned, schedule in a nap. If you can head to bed early, do it and if you can sleep, definitely do it.  It’s also important to remember that you can’t pile on the positive benefits of sleep by running yourself ragged during the week and then sleeping in on the weekends. Your body needs regular, solid sleep.

  • Quiet Time

Schedule time into your day for yourself. Especially if you are staying with family or friends, or if they are staying with you, it’s important to take a break from being ‘on.’ Go for a walk, read a book, work on something creative; just find some time to do something for yourself, by yourself.  This time will let you recharge, regroup and reset your energetic space.

  • Clear

Sensitive women have a tendency to hold on to the energies of others and that’s a lot to carry. It’s particularly challenging around family and friends. It’s important to get in the habit of clearing your space. You can clear your space at any time during the day, but it is very helpful and important to clear the energy of others before you go to bed. This practice will help you have a better night’s sleep, in addition to helping you feel lighter and more like yourself.  Visualize a magnet pulling out all the energy you collected up during the day and then send that magnet off to the edge of the universe and blow-it-up.

  • Ground

Grounding is a simple energy tool that provides support, stability and a sense of balance and inner peace.  When you connect to the Earth, like a tree, you provide your own body with a sense of strength and balance which ripples through to your emotions and mind.

If you put these five tips at the top of your to-do list and make sure that you actually do them, you will have a healthier, happier, more balanced holiday.

Christine Agro has been helping sensitive women create lives they love for nearly 20 years. Get Christine’s free newsletter The Sensitive Life which offers tips, guidance, insight, and support. Sign-up here: