Too busy to Eat or Drink….

There are 5 simple functions we are too busy to do right…..
Does hurrying through breakfast, before dashing off to work, then doing 10 things at once before popping in and out of meetings or talking with clients sound familiar to you?
Whether it’s work, looking after the kids, racing to get somewhere or rushing to do something, we all get caught up in everyday life. So it’s not surprising that we often forget to do the simple things, such as drinking enough water or simply stopping to take a breath.
Here are the little things you may forget, or not have time to do throughout your day, which are having a big impact on your health.
Daydreaming is important because it is said that it puts you in a place where you are more capable of being creative and inspire. We spend most of our time thinking logically (because we have to in this fast paced life) but its not very “inspirational”.
If you don’t sop to daydream you never fully recharge, putting a roadblock in front of your creative ideas. It takes just 10 mins of zoning out and focusing on something you desire to recharge and get you creative juices flowing….aaahhh…
Blah, blah, blah, heard it all before you are saying?? Around 60 % of your body’s weight is made up of water and water is required by every cell to function properly. It is said that 10-12 cups of water is lost daily through urine, sweating, bowel movements and breathing.
It can take a while for your brain to recognise that you’re thirsty, so by the time you importance of drinking waterrealise it, you’ve probably waited too long, however if you drink water all day, which is the way the body tends to use fluids best, you won’t feel thirsty.It is important that you consume around eight to 10 cups of fluid a day to adequately replace losses.
LIMITED BATHROOM BREAKS Holding urine when needed,  like when on a long car trip, is okay every now and again, but repeating this can have a negative effect.The bladder is similar to a rubber band. If you keep stretching it out by “holding it”, at some point it won’t spring back by emptying fully. The remaining urine gets trapped leading to infection and incontinence issues. Repeatedly or chronically holdingit might increase your risk for urinary tract infections or even incontinence.Try and visit the bathroom six to seven times per day when you have the “got-to-go” feeling, no matter what.
EATING PROPERLYHow often do you gulp down a meal while racing to get somewhere? We are all guilty of neglecting to take time eat properly. This can cause heartburn, gas and indigestion, but it can also contribute to obesity and eating disorders.

It takes the brain 20 minutes to register the feeling of being full, when you go past this 20 minute mark, you bypass satiety. Remember, food that is designed to be eaten quickly, often isn’t the healthiest choice.

You should eat before you are starving and spend 20 to 30 minutes sitting down eating a meal. I call it mindful eating, it makes the experience more about the food and all factors that went into it (where it comes from, how it tastes, how it makes one feel), which are lost with mindless eating.


Shallow breathing becomes a habit, because you have forgotten to take time to take a deep cleansing breath. Other than making you feel stressed out, shallow breathing can cause a build-up of carbon dioxide. This can put you at greater risk of lung complications, such as pulmonary infections.

What you should try is to sit upright, with your shoulders back and chest out. Take deep cleansing breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth several times throughout the day. Apart from helping you breathe better, it will clear your mind and help you to relax.

Now that’s the 5 simple functions we are too busy to do right…

Do you agree?

Are there more?

Take some time to think about how you do these simple daily things……..