1. Increase Your Intake of Magnesium, B Vitamins and Vitamin C
When you feel like you’ve hit a wall, it’s time to nourish your adrenals and hormones. Give your system what it needs to relax, rejuvenate and rebuild. Magnesium will help support you in getting a better sleep while easing tension in the body, while C & B Vitamins can help boost your immune system, energy and mood!
2. Disconnect to Reconnect
Staring at a screen all day? Go-go-go without any time to tune inward? Disconnect to reconnect to yourself. Find little pockets of time to practice mindful breathing (sitting quietly and focusing on your breath), go for a walk or read a book with a hot cup of tea. Anything that removes you from the mental energy of hustle and bustle, and drops you into a calmer place is perfect.
3. Take Movement Breaks throughout the Day
Most of us don’t move enough. Whether it’s an office job, an injury, or low energy that prevents us from getting the exercise we need – it has a big impact on our overall energy, health and well-being. Set a timer on your phone to go off every hour and take 5-10 minutes to stand up and move around, or sit on the floor and stretch, do some wiggling, jumping jacks, or a yoga posture that relieves stress. Prioritizing movement throughout the work day has proven to significanltly increase wellness..
4. Before You Resort to Sleeping Pills, Follow a Bedtime Routine
Sleeping pills aren’t always necessary if you’re not sleeping well. First, it’s wise to look at your habits around sleep that might be preventing you from getting deep zzz’s. Follow these principles:
- Turn off screens and bright lights at least 1 hour before bed so your brain can produce melatonin.
- Get a salt lamp, LED candle or a red light bulb in your bedroom, this will help your brain naturally wind down for sleep.
- Keep your room cool, and dark. Blackout curtains or blinds are best, and you want your room temperature to be low enough that you need a blanket to sleep.
- Avoid eating too close to bedtime, and don’t eat anything that you know aggravates your digestion.
Always check with your doctor before changing any of your pharmaceutical or herbal protocols*
5. Eat Clean and Drink More Water
I like to carry around a 1 liter water bottle throughout the day and set a “drink water” alarm on my phone. Doing so helps me stay hydrated and avoid fatigue, or sugar cravings. What we fuel our bodies with will impact our energy and mood in profound ways. The people who take our 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge are frequently surprised at just how dramatically better they feel by changing what they eat – and that’s without adding in exercise! Focus on crowding your plate with real, whole foods and healthy fats.