1. Say No to Stress
It’s important to have time to relax and avoid stress as much as possible. These stress relieving tips can help you to keep stress to a minimum:
- You can go out for a brief walk whenever you feel tensed to release the tension into the fresh air and feel lighter.
- Music therapy is another stress reliever; listen to some soothing and calming music to keep all the negative thoughts at bay. I’ve been digging meditones lately as an amazing way to calm my mind and help me to focus.
- Sleeping well can help you to refresh yourself as not getting enough sleep overwhelms you and you feel frustrated and stressed out.
- Take deep breaths going out into the fresh air, with each exhalation you will feel the burden of stress lifting from your shoulders. I love the 4-7-8 breath technique!
- Smile more often and laugh out loud, this will help you to feel happy and free of any stress.
- You can also use heat therapy to relieve stress. Apply some heating pads or wraps on your shoulders and neck to feel relax and safe from stress.
- Book yourself a massage at the local spa to help you burst the big balloon of stress.
- Use essential oils in a diffuser on your desk and help them work their magic. A great blend is Valor and Grapefruit in the diffuser or use the Stress Away roll-on – this is a savior for me!
- Being grateful will also help you to reduce the stress as it promotes positive feelings and you feel good about yourself.
2. Eat Healthy
We all know the benefits of eating healthy food- diet is the key to maintaining a good level of health from the way your body feels physically to the way your skin and hair looks. Include loads of fresh vegetables and fruit in your diet and avoid eating junk food to the maximum. This will keep yourself immune system strong so you’re less likely to get sick and be unable to go all-out. It can be difficult to commit to eating well, but try bringing this positive change to your life by following these guidelines:
- Start by choosing a healthy diet and committing to it. For instance, there are simple carbohydrates that are dissolved easily by the body, so these must be taken in limited quantity as the body releases a lot of insulin to balance it out. On the other hand, there are complex carbohydrates that are dissolved slowly and are good for health. These are present in whole grain, brown rice, leafy vegetable and oats. So, increase the intake of these things as they are also loaded with vitamins and other nutrients.
- Protein is also very essential for the body to stay healthy, so intake plenty. I advise following a plant based diet and getting your protein from fermented soy products like tempeh, legumes and nuts.
- Know the difference between the good and bad fats. The unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids are the good fats which don’t play any role in raising your cholesterol level. These are found in fish, nuts, and olive oil and in many other seeds as well. Saturated fats are the bad fats found in processed food that can raise your cholesterol level and cause heart diseases, so try to stay as far away from it as possible.
- You can take super foods that are rich in nutrients to fulfill the demand of your body in a healthy manner. These can be great to add to smoothies (which are also an easy way to eat your fresh fruit and veg!)
- Be mindful when you eat- stop before you are stuffed and only eat when you are truly hungry. Intuitive eating stops us from over-eating and helps us to make better food choices that are high vibe rather than draining.
- Also drink plenty of water and avoid fast food and processed junk foods