Stressful and anxious times
What we can do
It is important to recognize and separate your emotions from your eating. Find ways to relieve stress without overeating, and choose nutritious meals and healthier snacks. We have put together our top five tips below.
Blendi’s five top tips for managing stress, anxiety and unhealthy snacking habits
Plan and prepare your meals and snack
There are also so many easy, everyday snack options. Spunout has created a list of healthy snack alternatives to junk food.
There are options to meditate alone or participate in free guided meditation sessions. Glenn Harrold is a fantastic hypnotherapist which we enjoy. He provides guided meditations for free on YouTube.Meditation is a great way to focus the mind and relax the body. It lowers our stress level, we make a better connection between body and mind, our focus is improved and we are kinder to ourselves.
It was so fantastic we kept it up, and oh boy, the flexibility gained over the last few months is something else! The physical and psychological benefits are definitely noticeable.Whether you’re an experienced yogi, a beginner or have never practiced yoga before, what better time to do it! During the last lockdown in March we started 30 days of yoga with Adrienne on YouTube for free.
Avoid news and social media
It can also be difficult to separate facts and genuine information from poor, unreliable sources. On social media, there is a lot of talk around personal opinions, worries and beliefs about Covid-19. This can easily increase your own levels of worry and anxiety. Choose carefully who you engage with on social media.
Get fresh air
The days are shorter, darker and colder, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out for 30 minutes of fresh air daily. There is a beautiful landscape waiting to be explored.
Hopefully Blend’s top 5 tips can help you in some way. Remember we are all in this together. Plan your week, prepare your meals and stay active.