It’s that time of year when everything speeds up and the summer holidays are hurtling towards us, but for most they aren’t getting here quick enough.

Suddenly every weekend is filled up with parties and events, drinks and dinners and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, busy and longing for a break.

Whether you love Christmas or you’re a bit of a scrooge you’ll no doubt be feeling the stress of all the things you have to get done before the 25th December. Finish off work projects, think about presents, preparing to face all the rellies, or what you’ll cook your 14 year old recently vegan niece for dinner. I’m finding that most people I speak with are creating a long To Do list and it doesn’t get shorter.

So here are a few simple things you can try to support your stresses through the silly season.

Try a herbal tonic to support your adrenals and energy production. As a herbalist I created bespoke formulas to suit your own health picture. Adrenal herbs such as siberian ginseng, rhodiola, licorice and rehmannia are incredibly supportive of your body and can help you continue to have a drive without it wearing you out – the energy without the crash. Liver and digestion herbs are wonderful for helping you get through the silly season without damaging yourself too much. Book an acute consult to get your own bottle made up today.

Don’t forget to drink water. Staying hydrated through summer will help you feel better. Especially if you’re having a few more alcoholic drinks than usual. I recommend my clients use an app called Gulp to help them remember to get those 2 litres a day.

Don’t miss breakfast. My clients already know I’m a firm believer of “Change your Breakfast – Change your life”. Eating a complete healthy breakfast packed with a balanced combination of healthy fats, good quality protein and fibre will give you energy and focus all day long. You’ll ditch the 2pm cravings, and you’ll generally feel pretty good. To get lots of healthy breakfast tips join my Healthy Breakfast Club.
This time of year can often be pretty stressful and you may experience spikes in anxiety or depression so please reach out and ask for help. There is so much you can do to get yourself feeling better.

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