|So the kids are back at school, everything has ramped up, and you are already juggling work, school, home, dog etc! So lets try and stop that feeling of ARGHHH!! before it even comes..
1)Build in some relaxation and respite into your daily routine…
With the digital world it become sharder to switch off but you must! Be it kicking off your shoes and walking in the garden (barefoot?), having a cuppa in peace and quiet, listening to your favourite song, doing a crossword. Just stop, breathe, do it and enjoy it!
This is not just from A to B but actually move and get your heart rate up! We all know the benefits of exercise, lowering stress hormones eg cortisol and releasing happy endorphins , so build regular exercise into your routine(has to be something you enjoy!) Remember every little bit counts from switching your chair to a swiss ball(core stability), to taking the stairs and not the lift, to parking further away- it all helps.
3) We Are What We Eat..
Ditch the white bread, crisps and coffee (worsen stress) and pack a healthy lunch and snacks- vege sticks and hummous, nuts to snack on, sweet potato with feta (quick lunch)
Self care is so important as life is often so hectic and challenging. Don’t just think of it as an annual holiday with a few mini breaks thrown in. Take time out every day- even if just 5 minutes. It will pay off big time in the long run!