During a time when lockdown feels like its never ending, you tend to forget the importance of nourishing the body and mind… Do you forget to drink some water? do you forget to eat a healthy breakfast and pack up on those fruit and veggies? I certainly do.
I’ve been a bit too fond of those chocolate treats during lockdown (I really have a sweet tooth) skipping breakfast and running on empty. Its challenging when you have nothing to look forward to during a global pandemic and all you want to do is turn to those snacks and chomp away!
Being a parent and running after two busy toddlers, I’ve recently started focussing on eating a good healthy breakfast to start the day with, and drinking plenty of water (I mix a pint glass with cold and a bit of boiling water as I find it easier to drink).
I feel so much better adding the healthy foods along with water – then you’re ready for whatever work you do throughout the day as well as having energy to run after your little cherubs!
Open those windows, let the fresh air in and circulate! Working from home and more time spent indoors means a fresh working environment is needed to help ‘you’ when you’re constantly confined to a new office space you’ve had to adapt to.
Spring is here, the evenings are brighter, those beautiful blossom trees and daffodils are flourishing, and as my little girls say “mummy, the birdies are singing!”
Stay safe, keep smiling and rehydrate along with a good brekkie!
A walk along the beach is so relaxing. There’s something peaceful about being near the sea, listening to the swishing sound of that ocean, as your bare feet glides through those ripples. You can feel a sense of calm and connection to this beautiful environment, as you dip your toes into that water, feeling the smooth sand sinking under your grounded feet, being mindful throughout and soaking up that peaceful scene.
Its tough when you’re feeling anxious and trying to stay motivated and relaxed during a global pandemic. Throughout lockdown, I found going for a brisk 20 minute walk outside and connecting with nature helped to clear my mind and reconnect with myself. Also being a mum, its important to have a bit of ‘you’ time, refreshing the mind and to relax if feeling overwhelmed in lockdown.
Relaxation exercises are helpful if you are having trouble relaxing or sleeping. I’ve been practicing vizualization exercises throughout this pandemic on occasions where I struggle to fall asleep at night. Helping me to focus and relax while taking deep breaths throughout.
The following technique, can help anytime when you’re feeling stressed. it can be very beneficial, especially after a busy day!
Close your eyes
Inhale deeply for 3 seconds
Exhale for 4 seconds
Visualize the soothing swishing ocean and the scene of that calming beach
Repeat, inhaling for 3 seconds and exhaling for 4 seconds