With back to school around the corner, it means it’s back to routine for many of us. With larger work loads come long days, and a greater need for fuel. To ensure we are keeping our ship afloat and sailing smoothly towards our goal line this fall, it’s important that we are making the most of our macros, in addition to maximizing our mind power. To help you along your way, we have devised some additional strategies to keep you feeling energized, satiated, and alert, all while allowing you to stay on plan.
When we are squished for time, it can be easy to allow panic to set in, which can lead to negative eating behavior. Take time to research the grocery stores and restaurants that offer macro friendly options that are easily accessible to you on your way to work, school or home. By simply knowing where we can gather food items quickly, we can alleviate unnecessary anxiety, stress and deviations from your game plan.
When your workload and schedule are jammed packed, and you’re feeling stressed out, tired and will-power is low, it can be difficult to maintain motivation to stick to your plan. We may lose sight of the bigger picture and feel as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Whether it be work, training, family or a combination of many things, doing our best to maintain motivation and push ahead will be key to ensuring we succeed and reach our goals. Below are some ideas in how you can continue to keep yourself motivated each and every day, even when it feels impossible.
When we juggle multiple balls, it can be easy to find ourselves very quickly feeling overwhelmed and anxious. This can happen without a lot of recognition, which then sends us into damage control. Doing our best to mobilize the mind to keep cool, calm and collected will not only allow us to operate efficiently and effectively, but will also allow us to enjoy our journey and remain present to all the awesomeness surrounding us!
Below are some suggested relaxation methods to help you keep on top of your mental game:
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