Every once in a while I get caught in a busy schedule that barely lets me breathe and I am well aware that I am not the only one. You know that feeling, when the clock seems to have 5 minutes in an hour? Suddenly it is 11PM and you are wondering where the hell did the day go and why on earth half of the things on your daily TO DO list aren't ticked off? Yes? No?
Don't get me wrong; I don't want to complain. I actually like being busy, as it truly makes me happy. However, being a self proclaimed foodie, who constantly craves healthy food (yes, I am that lucky bastard that actually enjoys eating salads, cauliflower and raw cakes) I can get incredibly grumpy, if I don't consume my daily dose of good stuff.
3 THINGS THAT KEEP ME SANE DURING BUSY DAYS:
1. Quick & healthy lunches and snacks
One of the things that has been saving me these days, when I am constantly running out of time, is Hodmedod's Big Vegan Box, which I was sent and you can get it *HERE*. It includes some healthy snacks such as roasted beans and peas, a pack of quinoa, a range of canned beans and some dried beans and peas as well. My boyfriend loved the canned products by Hodmedod's and they were gone in a day, I, on the other hand, can't get over how good the slightly sea salted roasted peas are - they are AMAZING! Truly one of my favourite snacks at the moment, as they are light and crispy. They remind me of roasted peanuts, but I can quickly over eat the latter, which is not the case with these roasted peas, as I could munch on them forever (not sure, if that is a good or a bad thing...). I really like how they fill me up and give me extra energy during the work.
As I said, I was sent these products for free, but was by no means paid to write about them. I truly like how simple it is to make quick but healthy lunches with their quinoa and roasted & dried beans as well. Simply wanted to share this with you in case you often run out of time for a healthy meal like myself.
Water, water and more water. Helps me stay concentrated on my work and pumped up at the same time. I stopped two times while writing this paragraph in order to shove it down my throat. I have noticed that as soon as I get dehydrated, I feel a big drop of my energy level, hence productivity flies out of the roof soon after. I like to drink some tea in the evening as well, but I am a 100% water fan throughout the day.
3. Hyde Park
Taking a few minutes every morning to go for a walk around the Hyde Park. This is when I enjoy the much needed fresh air and my brain embrace the oxygen. It is also a great entertainment seeing all the doggies excitedly running up and down. That's also when I get to miss my doggy, who lives in another country with my family, the most, but it makes it easier knowing that she is happy as well.
Also, if I am by any chance still sleepy, the fresh London breeze definitely knows how to wake me up and by the time I get back home I am all ready to seize the day (at least until my first daily accidental dehydration. That's when the party starts all over again).
What helps you get through busy days? ♥