Being a busy bee is unfortunately apart of everyday life. Particularly working in big cites, especially the heaving London, being busy is just part of the deal. I often have days where I end up in bed about to go to sleep and think where did the day go?!
Being so busy tends to make me a bit grump… a full plate equals lots of stress which can make me, and most people, short tempered and exhausted after a few days. Ever feel like Wednesday should be Friday? I thought so.
To try and alleviate some of this weekly chaos I headed for some self help TED talks to hand pick the best coping mechanisms. After some research I found the below image which perfectly encapsulates the tips I want to start implementing in everyday life.
A few of my personal favorites are 3, 6, 14 and 16. Which 4 do you think you could implement into your daily routine?
I now have this printed in my diary at the office and glance at it when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, it helps! Hope it will help you too.
You know how people tend to be a bath or a shower person? Well I am definitely a bath person! I absolutely love to relax after a long day by having a bath.
Even though I have nothing against showering, here are some proven benefits of getting in the tub every now and then:
Relaxes the mind Helps with muscle pain Having a hot baths before bed produce better sleep Baths can relieve cold symptoms Sooth skin ailments by adding specific oils
My tips to make the most out of bath time are:
Door closed – block out the outside world and unwind Essential oils – I love to add drops of lavender oil and Epsom salts to relieve my Pilates tired muscles and turn my bath into a detox one Use a coffee scrub to exfoliate your body – I love Frank Body Tea please – a hot cup of water with lemon and turmeric will help kick start circulation even more!
Good morning lovelies! One thing that allows me to have a good morning is wonderful coffee. Coffee has come a long way from simply being an American diner favorite, I personally can’t go a day without a delicious latte.
No matter how you like yours, there are some proven benefits, apart from the obvious of making us feel amazing, which makes my smile even brighter when I sip mine.
Benefits of coffee (moderate consumption): It contains high levels of antioxidants It improves circulation Gives your metabolism a kick Contains essential nutrients Taken black or with a dash of nut mylk makes it a low calorie beverage
Word of caution, due to the high amounts of caffeine in coffee try stick to under 3 cups (around 400mg of caffine) per day. I personally only have one, large, and well made cup. Sometimes two if I need a kick 🙂
How much coffee do you drink per day if any? Have a great week lovelies.
Next time you are in the fruit and vegetable isle make sure you have this handy list from 2018 (waits patiently for the 2019 list) provided by the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to know what you should be buying organic and what you don’t have to.
Why should you be choosing the organic options? Organically produced foods can lead to a reduced intake of potentially harmful cadmium and pesticides. Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.
Even though organic is definitely my preference here are some tips to keep in mind: Buy in season – Fruits and vegetables are cheapest and freshest when they are in season. Find a suitable shop to purchase your veggies from. Some stores charge a premium unnecessarily.