Elsie & Fleur

Here are our top five ways to beat stress and have a more balanced life:
  1. Take time out – when the evenings and weekends come don’t check your work emails, just switch off and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
  2. Get a pet – simply by stroking a dog or a cat you relax and the stresses and strains of the day seem to be lifted.
  3. Get some fresh air – spend time in the great outdoors either walking in the park or somewhere more rugged, or do some gardening.
  4. Read – pick up a good book, a proper paperback that smells papery and feels great to the touch. The light from laptop and tablet screens can be harsh on the eyes at bedtime.
  5. Sleep well – have an uncluttered bedroom, cut out the caffeine and resist using your laptop or tablet at bedtime. Also remove the TV from your bedroom too.

    Written by Sarah Johnstone — February 10, 2015

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