1. Relaxation Techniques

Having a simple relaxation technique up your sleeve comes in very handy! When you feel stressed or angry, take a few minutes (or even seconds) to relax and you’ll feel calm and controlled.

This works in so many situations; exams and driving tests, workplace tension, family disagreements etc

Try this easy method:

– Breathe in for a count of 4.
– Hold your breath for a count of 4.
– Breathe out for a count of 4.
– Hold for a count of 4.
Repeat 4 times.

How do you feel now?

2. Your 5 a Day

Did you know that 5 portions of fruit and veg a day is the minimum you should eat?

It’s a simple and memorable target that helps you eat plenty of fibre (for digestion) and a variety of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and pro-biotics.

Here’s an easy plan:

– Breakfast – Glass of fruit juice and some berries on your porridge or cereal (2 portions)

– Lunch – Halloumi wrap with salad, and an apple. Plus a treat of your choice. (2 portions)

– Dinner – Salmon with a side of green beans and spinach (2 portions)

How do you get your 5 a day?

3. Hydrate!

Being well hydrated will help you feel alert and awake. Dehydration can contribute to headaches, fatigue and poor decision making (there are many potential causes of these symptoms so do seek medical advice if you’re concerned).

You don’t need to stick to 2 litres of water a day. If your mouth feels dry or your urine is dark yellow, you should drink a bit more.

You will gain some liquid from your food, especially soups and fruit & veg. You can also enjoy fruit juice, squash, herbal teas and even caffeinated drinks in moderation.

When did you last have a glass of water? Why not get one right now and see how you feel?

4. Movement

Feel Alive with Odette’s 8 Minute Qigong and Acupressure Routine

If you find yourself feeling tired and sluggish, maybe during the 3pm slump, give this routine a try. It’s very easy and you are sure to feel alive and energised!

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