Lindsay Lombardi is a Functional Nutrition, Fitness, and Lifestyle Coach. As a Coach, Lindsay helps busy women get fit on the inside, so they can achieve everything they want on the outside.
According to Lindsay, you should follow these three relaxation practices to get re-energized:
1) Deep breathing and movement every 45 minutes. There’s a great reason we changed subjects every 45-60 minutes in school—it refreshed us and made us more productive. That’s why I suggest you get up, move around, and take a few deep breaths every 45-60 minutes between tasks. Set your calendar up in these increments so it can alarm you to take this movement and breathing breaks. Personally, I enjoy dancing around or stretching on my yoga wheel during breaks.
2) Sunlight and artificial light management. We tend to be busy working throughout the day behind our computer and phone screens, and under artificial light both day and night. My solution starts with getting outside in the direct sunlight as often as you can throughout the day. As the day ends and evening begins, try to limit screen time and invest in blue blocking glasses to manage your circadian rhythm. Also, when evening hits, it’s time to dim the lights to a warmer setting. These nightly rituals will help you get to bed easier as well.
3) Proper sleep, nutrition, and hydration. Our bodies need each of these from a cellular level to keep us fully functioning. It’s no surprise that we tend to be exhausted and stressed when we aren’t adequately sleeping, well-fed, or hydrated. My advice is to schedule and aim for 7-8 hours (minimum) of good quality sleep. You should also plan ahead for well-balanced, portioned meals with proper hydration throughout the day. When you balance blood sugar levels and aren’t stressing over your next meal, you will find yourself more energized and relaxed when you need it most.
Lindsay Lombardi is a Functional Nutrition, Fitness, and Lifestyle Coach. As a Coach, Lindsay helps busy women get fit on the inside, so they can achieve everything they want on the outside. After a decade of serving clients one-on-one, in groups, and virtually, and sifting through the overwhelming amount of contradictory wellness information, she’s learned why moving more and eating less just doesn’t work anymore. Lindsay wants to instead show you that because you’re unique…your wellness plan should be too! She is currently launching The Vitality Project, a comprehensive, all-in-one membership platform that helps to build personalized habits that will transform your movement, nutrition, lifestyle and mindset…. without the frustration.