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Don't forget your health during a career change

Being healthy is key when you are experiencing a period of change in one or more areas of your life.

Because changes come with uncertainty, doubts and fears, you will probably be using more energy than usual to succeed in your new phase in life.

Have you ever had problems with sleep, gaining weight, backache, colds or irregular digestions when facing a big change in your life?

If you are looking to interview for a new job or you want to start your own business, you want to be on top of your game. And this means not feeling sick or tired!

When we face big changes, our minds are so focused on what is going on, that we tend to neglect our health and put it on standby. Periods of change usually come with some level of stress, financial constrains and lack of time to cook and exercise. 

But in order to achieve our best, our health needs to be our priority.

Health priorities:

  1. Get good quality sleep
  2. Stay active to allow your energy to flow
  3. Provide enough vitamins and nutrients to your diet

Rather than following some obscure diet or joining a monk meditation regime, here are some simple tips you can put into action right away.

Focusing on these 3 priorities will keep you physically and emotionally healthy during periods of changes.

Discover how to keep healthy with some practical tips
  1. Get good quality sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep or wake up several times during the night try the following:

  • Follow a sleeping routine
  • Avoid screens at least one hour before going to bed
  • Have a warm herbal tea or milk
  • Cut down your caffeine consumption
  • Listen to relaxing music and light a scented candle
  • Get some Melatonine and Valeriana tablets if you still have trouble
   2. Stay active
  • Relax and stretch with yoga and mindfulness exercises. I follow yoga sessions on Youtube channels to find inspiration (there are even great 15 min yoga sessions, so time is not an issue!)
  • Break some sweat by going for a 20min run at least twice a week. And why not add 50 abs before your shower?
  • Treat yourself to a day out in nature, going dancing or a massage
3. Provide energy and nutrients to your body
  • Add dried fruits (toasted almonds & nuts) and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame & chia) to your shopping list.
  • Look for healthy snacks such as grape, yogurt, bananas and humus
  • Drink natural juices (and keep hydrated with water!)
  • Make your own granola
  • Complement your diet with some royal jelly or some multi vitamins. Try prebiotics & probiotics sachets if you need help keeping your digestive system healthy.
  • Cook enough quantity for two meals.
  • Buy some fresh ginger and some fresh herbs (basil, mint and coriander) perfect for tasty stir fries

Some of my favourites healthy, cheap and fast cooking meals:

  • Salmon with couscous and leeks + carrots + onions
  • Soups and creams
  • Dhal with basmati rice
  • Chicken & eggplant green curry
  • Noodle Stir fries with veggies
  • French omelette with mushrooms + side salad

Do you have any tips to stay healthy during changes in your lives? Share them in the comment section below!

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