OK, so the last few months our wellbeing goals may well have gone flying out the window. And who can really blame us! We’ve been through A LOT!
Being stuck in the house under phenomenal stress may have led to frayed tempers, reaching for unhealthy snacks, drinking more wine (I’m not judging) and putting ourselves last.
And in addition to this we might be feeling the pinch in our clothing which is even more stressful (and did you know that stress actually contributes to fat storage, so we’re fighting a losing battle here?)
It might be tempting to start thinking about going on a diet “once this is all over”. But that is actually the worst possible thing you can do for your health.
Instead you should be working on:
Getting your mojo back is more about what you can introduce to your life rather than what you should remove.
Popeye was on to a good thing with his spinach obsession! Dark green veg are a great source of iron and folate for energy, and magnesium to support the nervous system.
Ensure you’re getting a daily portion of greens in the form of spinach, kale, broccoli, watercress or rocket.
You can add to salads and stir frys or even start your day with a vibrant green smoothie.
As much as we may have been programmed to think that fat is bad, the body needs healthy fats to function. Eating nuts, seeds, avocado and fish is great for your heart and brain health. It can improve your mood and boost your energy.
For a healthy fat-rich treat, wrap avocado slices in smoked salmon or dry toast some pumpkin seeds to munch on as a snack!
We all know the importance of regular exercise. Make the most of the warmer weather and get outside to soak up some lovely fresh air. Studies show that getting out in nature may reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
I’m not suggesting you set off running for miles if that’s not what you’re used to though! Start with a short walk and try to do a little bit more each day. You could even borrow a neighbour’s dog if you don’t have your own canine friend!
Try the 4-7-8 breathing technique where you:
This helps to calm the nervous system quickly and can also be a great tool for helping you fall to sleep quicker. Try it now and watch your shoulders drop and your worries melt away.
Now I know we’re all managing a lot right now and maybe you feel like you have no time and are too stressed to get the motivation to make any changes on your own?
Well that’s where I come in!! I’m going to help you prioritise yourself and not feel guilty about it!
I’m excited to announce Reset & Reboot – a virtual retreat from 3rd to 5th July 2020 to help you make time to get back to you and your wellbeing. It’s going to be EPIC and just what you need if you’re ready to start prioritising your wellbeing.
This exclusive time just for you will allow you to reconnect with yourself and feel truly pampered.
I’ve created a really gorgeous, nourishing experience especially for you!
For more details of this fabulous event, and all the wonderful sessions that are included, click here. Can’t wait to see you there!
Join me from 3rd to 5th July 2020 for a transformational wellbeing retreat. Let your stress melt away as we focus entirely on you so you can come away feeling renewed and reinvigorated.