Need a holiday? Here’s how to take a mini-break without leaving your office

I hate to rub it in, but I’m on holidays with my family at the moment.. Yay! 🏖

It’s been a year since we had more than a few days off together so I’m super grateful for a couple of weeks break.

That’s likely not the case for you- sorry!

So try these 4 Steps to help you de-stress whatever you’re doing and wherever you are…👌

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2 HOT TIPS to SAVE YOUR NECK when using your smartphone

How do you feel after you’ve been sitting returning emails on your phone or scrolling through social media for a while?

 

Do you get a stiff, sore neck? 😳

 

If you’re anything like most of us, you’ll start to realise your neck and shoulders are getting a bit achy, maybe tired or stiff, and you might even end up with a bit of a headache. 😨

 

Is that you too?

 

Well, I just happen to be on holidays this week with my family..

And you know what that means? 🤔

 

Less time with clients and on my laptop and more time on my phone, especially on social media!

 

We don’t get much of a break over summer because my husband works in Cricket..

so from October onwards is a crazy time of year for us. The kids and I hang out to spend some time with altogether after the season’s all wrapped up early April.

 

We hopped on the plane Saturday and I spent some time reading on my phone at the airport and during the flight. 🤓

 

Then catching up on some emails and social media after the kids were in bed that night I noticed it…

 

The Headache +

The strain at the base of my skull +

The ache at the base of my neck 😰

 

Yep, I’d been stuck sitting in strange positions, in strange places, and had forgotten my golden rules…

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4 Tips to Create Healthy Habits for Smartphone and Tablet Use…

Happy New Year! Here’s cheers to a healthy 2018 ahead for you all!

If  you’re worried about your – and your kids’- device use getting out of control this year, especially with many kids still on holidays, be sure to read on!

We’ve all no doubt been enjoying spending a little more time unwinding on our devices- whether it’s to read, shop, play games, catchup on social media…

But with so many negative health implications, it’s a good idea to be clued up on a few key points around healthy smartphone and tablet use… so you can have a think about whether you might want to set some parameters around it for you and your family.

There’s lots of evidence out now that’s proven a few negative consequences of device use on our bodies- Poor posture, altered hormone release from blue light emission and eye strain.

Before we dive into my tips, lets take a look at the problems excessive device use causes…

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3 Tips for READING in comfort on holidays

Yay! Some of you are already on holidays and the rest of us are no doubt limping to the finish line this weekend!

Many of us are hanging out for the chance to catchup on reading that novel that was given to us last birthday, or that was recommended by a friend and we never got around to… or the new book we get for Christmas!!!

For many of us though, reading can literally be a pain in the neck!!!

So I’ve got a few tips to help you enjoy your reading, whether that’s in solace or with your kids.

Tip No 1 Gather some cushions, pillow or folded up towels around you!

If you use them to prop up your arms while you read you’ll be able to raise your book up closer to your face so you’re not looking down as much.

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Improving your comfort while you drive

How many of us are heading out on the open roads this holidays?

Keen for a few tips on improving your comfort while you drive?

Tip No 1… for the Driver!

Bring your car seat forward, as close as you can comfortably be.

Contrary to what you might think, this allow you to relax your back into your backrest and have your elbows comfortably bent without overstretching to the wheel!

Your back and neck will thankyou.

This might seem a little ‘too close for comfort’ at first, but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!

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