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how to clear your mental space

1st September 2015 by Jess

To help you shake off the summer holidays our nutritionist Jess is here with some failsafe ways to rev your system. Here’s some tips to help you reboot your mental space ready to get back to work!

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Even though holidays are supposed to refresh and rejuvenate you, it can often be difficult to shake off the holiday mind set and get back to your normal routine. Try these simple hacks to clear your head and you’ll be ready to take on anything!

Jess, graze nutritionist
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make lists

To enjoy relief, clarity and energy you need to create some mental whitespace and one superb exercise to help you to do this is to write down ALL your projects, tasks and small to do’s on a piece of paper and get them out of your head.

All those tasks can now be prioritised into your schedule over the upcoming weeks so there’s no fear of anything getting forgotten.

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drink more

Your brain is made up of 80% water - dehydration can slow down brain power and concentration. Sip on water throughout the day to keep focused. Ideally, you should be aiming for 8 glasses or 2 litres a day.

  1. Invest in a decent BPA free water bottle
  2. Squeeze some fresh lemon into your water for a vitamin C boost
  3. Eat your water as well as drinking it - watermelon, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, lettuce, radishes, spinach, cauliflower, strawberries, citrus fruits and broccoli will keep you happily hydrated.
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be thankful

Fill your mind with positive thoughts by starting a gratitude journal when you wake up and go to bed.

  • When you wake up, write down three things you’re grateful for in the world – it could be that you’re happy it’s not raining and that you get to walk to work, or it might be that you’re so grateful for your warm mug of coffee that’s tasting and smelling beyond good right now.
  • Before you go to bed, again write down 3 things; you might be grateful that you were super productive in work today or there might be a beautiful pink sunset outside.

Over time, focusing on the positives in your days will leave no room in your head for the negatives.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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