Monday, 22 September 2014

Beating 3:30itis

This is one of my Instagram shots from one of my afternoon walks during uni

I know that a lot of people find the time between lunch and home-time to be a bit of a struggle, myself included. For me, it is generally around 2 or 3 o'clock that I get hungry and tired, and just want to go home and have a nanna nap.

Here are some of the ways that I make it to the end of the day

1. Get the blood flowing - this changes depending on what I feel like at the time but can be anything from a walk or a few light stretches, to squats or a headstand (yes, I have taken advantage of an empty classroom a few times at uni to do a headstand against a wall). It doesn't need to take long - just one or two minutes is plenty for me.

2. Drink up - you'll be surprised how much a 30-60 second break to have a big glass of water will help re-energize you and refresh your thinking. The reason you're feeling tired or hungry could be because of dehydration anyway.

3. Have a light snack - an apple, banana, carrot or small handful of nuts could do just the trick to beat your hunger pains and take you through to dinner.

4. Get some sunshine - nothing beats the warmth and brightness of the sun. Sometimes at work I will go empty my bin in the big skip bin out the front to get a minute in the sun (and a little walk) if I'm feeling tired in the arvo.

This is provided purely as information, not medical advice - if you are unwell, please seek assistance from your healthcare professional.

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