The last few months have been HECTIC: from running a marathon, finding out I am pregnant, finishing off my degree and work it has definitely been a busy time.
But the end is in sight and I only have days left to complete my studies, my exercise has become much more gentle and I am feeling ready for the last couple of months of pregnancy. That’s not to say sometimes I don’t become overwhelmed with the massive change that is about to happen!
Here’s my top tips for switching off and staying stress-free:
- Longer in bed: I’ve not been sleeping very well and often when my alarm goes off I am not feeling very rested at all, so this week I am making a conscious effort to stay in bed for an extra ten minutes to slowly wake up and get my day started- so far it’s helped me feel more relaxed to start my day!
- Take five: sometimes the bustle of everyday life can be difficult to deal with, especially when you’re already feeling more hormonal and sometimes uncomfortable. Taking 5 minutes whenever you need it to relax with a cup of decaf tea, a short leg stretch or just with your eyes closed makes a HUGE difference
- Me time: We have a busy life with friends and family and having time to myself can sometimes feel like a challenge but keeping an hour or so every day for myself to have a bath, read a book or go for a gentle walk helps me feel refreshed and is something I won’t be able to do as easily in a few weeks!
My super refreshing fizzy smoothie:
It has been a lot warmer the last week or so and I have been craving something fizzy and cold, if you have too then try this healthy alternative to sugary drinks:
1 Green Apple
1 Handful Frozen Raspberries
1 Handful Frozen Blueberries
Whizz up in your Nutri Ninja or similar.
Pour into a tall glass with ice and fizzy water. YUM!