Move – Make sure you make time in your day to move. This could be on your commute, so riding your bike getting off a tube or bus stop early or taking the stairs, a little goes a long way. You could take a walk on your lunch break or do some stretches. You may also think that having snacks and drinks stocked up near you will save you time but getting up to stretch your legs even if it is to grab a snack is better than not moving at all! The benefit of this is the release of endorphins, 20minutes of activity can create a happiness reaction which will make you feel energized but will also benefit you later when it comes to sleeping.
Take a break – Set your phone to remind you if you are bad at taking a break. You should aim for a few minutes every hour to detach from your device. This will mean you feel more awake through your day. Technology isn’t bad but it isn’t healthy to be staring at a screen and you may also find sometimes you get a bit of a mental block. Taking breaks allow you to reset and has been proven to make you more productive and benefits your emotional health as well as mental health.
Pack your own lunch – There are a couple of reasons to make your own food; Firstly food you make at home is much more likely to have less calories, you can control what you buy and what you eat with out the pressure of grab and go for convenience. On top of this, money issues are on the rise as bills are getting higher, this is a source of stress and you could control this by making your lunch, as eating out on your lunch break can be much more costly. Packing a health lunch will also help you to avoid that post lunch slump!