Dr Mark Rowe ‘The Key to a Happier & Healthier Christmas’

Christmas can be a wonderful time of year. But of course, it can be a time of great pressure of many kinds as well, which can lead to anxiety, which in turn has consequences of its own. All of this tends to lead to holiday weight gain.

Today, I talk about why the holidays don’t need to be synonymous with weight gain. I note the power of choosing gratitude over scarcity and negativity in any situation. I discuss the importance of avoiding an all-or-nothing mindset when it comes to dieting. I define mindful eating and explain why it’s so impactful, note the power of sleep, and tell you why you should lighten up and not worry too much about perfection. I explain why the antidote to perfectionism is self-compassion, and I note the power of generosity, kindness, and connecting with family.

“Being generous, being kind, and connecting with family are the most important attributes to having a happier Christmas and holiday season.”

– Dr. Mark Rowe

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair

  • Why the holidays don’t need to be synonymous with weight gain
  • Why you should avoid an all-or-nothing dieting mindset
  • The importance of self-compassion
  • The power of generosity