Everybody was affected by Covid-19 and the worldwide lockdown in one way or another. I wanted to find out how changes in diet and lifestyle can help mood, stress, focus and other wellbeing factors.
Many of my clients see me because they suffer from bloating after a meal. They feel uncomfortable, like they have eaten a massive portion even if they only had a small meal. They feel tired, sluggish and have difficulties getting on with their day. If that sounds familiar, try the following strategies:
Willpower is great. It works perfectly when we hit a deadline or need to do one specific task. Think tax return. Ironing your shirts. Taking the do for a walk. If you don’t do it, you will face immediate consequences: a fine from HMRC, no shirts tomorrow or.. (well, you can guess!)
But if you want to make long term changes like eating healthier, or need to do something on an ongoing basis like adding some exercise to your life, willpower doesn’t work. It’s like a muscle, it wears out.
Drinking more fluids during the day is the single most important thing you can do to support your body, brain and energy levels. Water is best but there are other tricks that can help you hydrate.
A private dinner with a client can be the perfect opportunity to get the deal done. You get to know each other away from the board room and enjoy a nice meal in a relaxed atmosphere. It's most likely that you had a busy day already, so what you can you choose from the menu to keep you alert and focused on this extended work day?
Are you still serving sandwiches and biscuits at meetings and events? Studies show that people with a ‘less healthy’ diet are 66% more likely to be less productive’ (Brigham Young University 2012) It's time to eat better to get more out of your meetings and conferences!