The Artah Guide to Hosting
The holiday season is filled with good cheer, great food and often a house stuffed full of people.
While we love being surrounded by our nearest and dearest, we know it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. So, we've created The Artah Guide to Hosting - resources you can rely on to get you through the holidays in one piece.
1. Batch cook like a boss
Batch-cook as many meals as you can in advance, so your friends and family can fend for themselves as often as possible. We're talking granola, roasted veg, whole grains, frittatas and salad dressings - all super easy to whip up and hassle-free to store away until they're needed. Looking for inspiration? The 28-Day Reset contains over 120 delicious (and, of course nutritious) plant-based and omnivore recipes to choose from, including Roasted Sprouts and Pumpkin with Pine Nut Cream and Pear, Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup.
2. Steal some 'you-time'
It's very easy to axe your self-care time when you've got a house full of people, a bird to roast and several hours of entertaining to execute. That said, deprioritising yourself could do more harm than good, and leave you feeling strung out and desperate for some alone time. Whether it is ensuring you get 8 hours of sleep, having a bath, going for a morning walk or doing a yoga or pilates session at home, make sure your 'you-time' is a non-negotiable at least once a day while you're hosting. It will leave you feeling happier, healthier and a lot better prepared to take on the day.
3. Recharge your batteries
As if running around all day organising, prepping and hosting wasn't tiring enough, adding the celebratory champagne, wine or cocktails to the mix can often leave you feeling totally wiped. Our secret weapon for Duracell-like energy? Cellular Hydration. Our best-selling electrolyte powder is great for energy, focus, mood and more. Unlike other electrolyte powders and tablets, our formula is sugar and sweetener-free, fuels the microbiome, hydrates the skin and helps your body adapt to stress. Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
4. Have a schedule
If there is one thing that guests won't (or shouldn't) question, it's your schedule of events. Decide where you want people and at what time, and they will stick to it. You can schedule everything from a morning coffee run and a long post-lunch walk to movie time (just pick a great one) and pre-dinner drinks. It will give you a lot more breathing room, we promise.
5. Call for backup
An unspoken truth between all hosts is: just because we love doing it, doesn't mean it's stress-free. Plus, the holidays come with the added joy of family dynamics, dietary requirements (guilty as charged) and probably too many people to fit comfortably around the table. At times like these, we get by with a little help from our friends: Enhanced Nootropics. Designed to leave you feeling happier, calmer and more in control, Enhanced Nootropics blends adaptogens with nootropic phytonutrients like serotonin-hero 5-HTP, so that you can thrive no matter what.