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Our 5 top tips to switch off from work

Helena Searcaigh

Posted on July 26 2017

These days we all seem to be overloaded. With work. With social media. With email notifications. These are the Fact + Fiction team's tired and tested way to switch off after a long day. 

TURN YOUR PHONE OFF!

If you are thinking how the hell can i turn my phone off? You might be one of the 6/10 adults in the UK that say they are addicted to their phone!  There are so many studies that show anxiety is linked to social media and constant internet / phone use. Go gadget free at least one evening a week and see if it makes a difference. 

GET OUTSIDE 

One of the all time best anti anxiety tips. Nature is a proven de-stresser. Aim for at least half an hour a day of natural light (and dont take your phone with you!)

 

PLAN IS SOME FUN

We know it sounds counter-intuitive, but planning time in for FUN is so important. If you're anything like us, fun is sometimes the last thing we plan in for ourselves. We've made a real effort to change that! 

HOBBIES 

The last thing you want to be thinking about when you’re at home is work. A great way to ‘switch off’ these thoughts is indulging in your favourite hobby or interest. It’s why the adult colouring craze is so huge, distracting your mind with something enjoyable and non harmful is the perfect way to replace worrysome work thoughts with fun. Need some inspo? We love yoga, reading clubs and cooking. 

 

GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP...

This is the key difference between a good day / bad day. Our favourite ways to get a good 40 winks include: a hot bath with lavender oil, ear plugs (if your partner snores these are essential!), an eye mask (light rooms make for less sleep according to science), and NO SCREENS BEFORE BED! This means no laptop, TV or phones in the bed – the light stimulus is scientifically proven to disturb and even prevent restful sleep.

zzzzzzz......... 

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