Are there busy work days when you feel worn out, low on energy and overwhelmed?
You may be in need of some wellness strategies.
Implementing these may not be easy, but it’s important that your wellbeing is prioritised.
In this article, we share some suggestions to help you:
1) Plan your meals for the week.
This is a useful strategy, as it takes the burden off you to cook after a busy day. If you’re eating unhealthy foods because you are eating out at lunch every day, then meal planning is likely to improve your diet.
Prepping your meals in advance is an excellent way to eat healthy, but can also help you free up your schedule.
Have you thought about doing your groceries and meal preparation before the working week begins?
Don’t even have time for that? There are many businesses that offer meal preparation and deliver to your door. Search the internet for ‘healthy meal prep delivery’ and you’ll find numerous options.
2) Get enough sleep (7-9 hours is ideal for most people).
You may find that when you’re overwhelmed, it can affect your sleep. But when you make a conscious effort to get at least 7 hours, you will inevitably feel better.
More sleep helps with productivity and maintaining healthy habits. A Business Insider article looked into how smartphones can affect sleep. It may be a good idea to minimise electronics before bed to prepare yourself for proper sleep.
3) Get physical activity in at the start of your day.
Try practicing a morning exercise routine. During your day, you will notice a boost in energy levels. (It will also ensure that you get it done!)
Exercise is not easy for everybody. But start small. Find something that you enjoy, set realistic goals and you’ll find it much easier to stick to. As you get consistent in your approach, you’ll notice the benefits.
Find what works for you. Like training in the evening? That’s okay. Just get started.
4) Try Active Meetings.
If exercise still isn’t happening, it can help to blend it in to your work day. Find colleagues or clients who are like-minded, and try walking meetings. Buy someone a take away coffee or tea and go for a stroll.
Little by little, you will find that you are building up your exercise routine, and you’ll be feeling happier and healthier.
5) Breathing Exercises or Meditation.
Often our hectic schedules can take a toll on us mentally. Especially in today’s world, where technology has us moving faster than ever before.
A Meditation expert suggests that you dedicate a small amount of your day, as little as 5-10 minutes, to relaxation exercises such as meditation. And if you practice it regularly, it can have a tremendously positive effect.
6) Reduced caffeine intake.
A cup of coffee is fantastic, and is a ritual shared by millions of people. But if you find your energy levels go up and down all day, it might be time for a change. Have your morning coffee. But maybe swap over to green or herbal tea in the afternoon. These have less caffeine and may help steady your energy levels.
If you can, skip the caffeine altogether and drink water.
7) Incorporate recovery and self-care.
When we are always on the go, it can make it difficult to slow down, but when we commit to wellness and self-care, inevitably our lives are improved. So take the time to look after yourself. Find a sense of peace and harmony. The time taken will have a positive impact on you, but also those around you.
Our core purpose is to empower wellness, and in the video below, we have shared how a sauna can give you time out and stress relief.
The mPulse Sauna – Effortless Wellness for Busy People
Looking for your own personal retreat? It's never been so easy to enjoy a sauna in your own home.
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*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.