Bank holiday Monday survival kit

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It’s the Monday of the long weekend – and we all know what that means! 

It’s usually hangover, or food-hangover – waking up looking like a zombie – combing the house for anything carb-based to eat – hoping someone will come and take the kids. 

But fear not – I have some handy tips to help you get through the day in good form and fine fettle.If you have over-indulged either food-wise or booze-wise recently, here are a couple of things you can do apart from staying in bed and repeatedly mumbling “Never again!!”

Start your day right with a solid breakfast!

And eating well doesn’t mean you have to give up the fry-up – just switch it to a grill-up. Grill a few rashers, poach a couple of eggs and serve with wholemeal toast, beans and mushrooms. Wash it down with a big mug of tay.

Keep a water bottle glued to your side all day.

If you are feeling particularly dehydrated, add a rehydration sachet like Dioralyte to get those electrolytes back into your body.

Don’t overfeed the beast!

If you have overdone it on rich food at the weekend, keep to regular smaller meals today to avoid that bloated and sluggish feeling carrying over to the week. And if you can at all, avoid fried foods.

Get active!

No matter what it is – go watch a match, walk along the beach or around a park, kick a ball around with the kids – if you don’t have any of your own, gatecrash the neighborhood kids’ kickabout. You need to get moving, and you need to burn off some of that energy so that you’ll get a (relatively) sound night’s sleep tonight.

Laugh with your friends.

If you’re feeling really under the weather and a bit down in the dumps, don’t stay on your own. Chances are your friends are in the same boat, so why not get together and have a laugh over the antics of the weekend. If nothing else, misery loves company so you can at least be miserable together.

Stay positive.

Remember that for most of us, today is an extra day off work so enjoy it. And when you go back to work tomorrow, it’s only 4 short days before you can go back and do it all again. Hooray 🙂

Free hugs!

There is scientific evidence that hugging improves your mood and give you a good injection of the happy hormones that reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. So be generous in the hugging department – just be sure to choose your hugees carefully, as selecting an anti-tactile (or unexpecting) recipient could result in a minor injury that will cause the exact opposite feelings to those you are trying to elicit with the hug.

Fake it til you make it.

You might have a hankering for a takeaway tonight, but there are lots of other options out there that your digestive system will thank you for. A fakeaway curry or burger and chips will hit the spot and you’ll be able to use the leftovers for dinner tomorrow – Win Win.

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