The countdown to the New Year is fast approaching, how are you coping?
8 Quick Tips to help manage the madness.
- Set an intention every day. Ideally when you are in nature and have some time and space to just be for a few minutes.
- Chill out and breathe. You are not getting anywhere faster if you start stressing and you will release a chemical cascade of ageing hormones in the process. You will be more likely to crave sugar and have energy dips, a nasty little cycle to get into. So breathe deeply and slowly! It really does help.
- Sit down and write a list of all the things that you need to do every day and feel the satisfaction of ticking that baby off after you have done them.
- Quite often people glorify busyness especially at this time of year and then stop doing the things that help them to feel good. Keep doing them!
- Move/exercise/dance. This is such a great way to help break the stress cycle if you are having fun doing it of course! Exercising for too long can create stress on the body – you only need to do 30 mins to get the feel good factor.
- Diets don’t work! Eat a well balanced diet full of fruit/veggies and good fat. Don’t over complicate things, don’t go hungry, and if you are restricting food, the body gets a bit annoyed about that and will send all sorts of signals to the body to hold onto fat and slow your metabolism down, let alone the social implications of restricting yourself at this time of year. Hey, don’t get me wrong – if you over eat and go crazy you will feel terrible for it. It’s all about balance.
- Love your sleep, we all know what it is like to not have enough sleep, it causes you to crave refined sugars, it effects your neurotransmitters, it puts stress on your adrenal glands and this effects your hormones and will accelerate your ageing hormones and make you not want to do any of the above because you simply can’t be bothered.
- Hang out with people you like, they make you laugh. That’s got to be a good thing right? xx
Hope this is a little reminder for you all at this time of year. Merry Christmas!