Stress isn’t always as obvious as tension headaches and a foul mood. Low energy levels, distraction, boredom eating can all be signs of stress, and the slow-burn effects can be pretty damaging to your health.
Managing stress at work relies on taking a step back and being as objective as possible about your behaviour. What does your routine look like? Do you find yourself giving in to the temptation to check Facebook every five minutes? If daily life is feeling a bit hazy, not quite as sharp as you’d like, we’ve got a few tips which could help to bust you out of that rut and refocus.
Diet and supplementation
The healthiest behaviours start on the inside, and it really does matter what you fuel your body with. Your short- and long-term energy levels rely on good food and appropriate supplements to keep you steady throughout the day, and while the odd biscuit or slice of cake is fine, eating whole foods like nuts and fruit is better all-round.
Some of our favourite healthy snacks:
- Nut butters like peanut or almond (spread on brown toast, apple slices or straight from the jar)
- Berries (blueberries are a great source of antioxidants)
- Sweet potato fries
- Hummus and pita bread
- Home-made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Supplements, too, can help to lift the brain fog that comes with stress, refocusing your mind. Here are a few of our recommendations:
myvitamins Complete Focus – An effective blend of B vitamins and plant extracts to clear the cobwebs and switch on the lights