5 Ways To Add More Relaxation Into Your Routine

February 7, 2015 2:24 PM

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5 Ways To Add More Relaxation Into Your Routine

The more stressed you are, the less able you are to make the changes that could help ease that stress. And when you're hungry? Forget it. The ability to do even the most simple math goes out the window, let alone to make choices that help you manage your stress. That’s why, even if the thought of food before noon makes you grimace, you’ve got to fill your tank so that you can steer through the ups and downs without spinning out. If there is one change you can make this week to get off to a stronger start, make it a better breakfast. Plan your breakfast meal as you would any other healthy meal: Focus on getting complex carbs, healthy fats and protein from whole food sources -- all of which can keep you fuller longer, while preventing your blood sugar from dropping off a cliff before lunch. Well fed, you'll be much better prepared to handle the curves, bumps and detours of your day. Read more about how breakfast helps beat stress.

The ability to remember, learn or be creative plummets when sleep suffers. You know that drinking coffee too late in the day or going to bed at very different times can make good sleep hard to come by. But there's mounting evidence that tooling around on your phone before or in bed could be making t...

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