Do you suffer from Monday-itis? It’s quite common in humanbeings who work for a living (oh, hey that’s all of us!) Well Monday-itis no longer because we have a tasty Paleo Choc Nut Slice that you’re going to love!
Today is all about work + life and creating that balance weall talk about. As the holidays draw closer this seems to become much easier, everyone is a little more laid back, we take longer lunch breaks and leave abit earlier.
But what about for the rest of the year? So often we hear people complaining about leaving work late, missing a lunch break and working on the weekends (in fact, we are culprits of using these exact complaints!)
Make 2013 the year of the balancing act. Here’s five tips to try out this week.
- Write down the time you want to leave work in the morning. This way you will have a goal of when you need to finish your daily tasks (writing down your goals gets you one step closer to reaching them: we write goals for EVERYTHING).
- Commit to afternoon ‘life’ plans (gym, shopping, rock climbing etc.): this gives you motivation to leave that last email for tomorrow. Our mantra that we commonly ask ourselves: ‘is someone going to get hurt if this doesn’t get done…right this second?’ Unless you’re a doctor (or a tandem skydive instructor) theanswer is probably going to be no. Leave a list for the morning…IT CAN WAIT!
- Take a lunch break (every day!) This provides a bit of ‘life’ during the day and also some necessary vitamin D rays.
- When you walk out the door, work should walk out of the mind. That’s right, have a daily action (like ‘swiping out’ of the turn stiles or walking out the door).This action will remind you to switch out of your work brain and into your life brain (FYI:life brain is much more fun!)
- Stand up! Our resident soft tissue therapist friend informed us that if you have a desk job (yes we do) that you should be stretching, standing and getting upevery 30 – 45 minutes. That’s at least eight times a day. Set a recurring reminder and you won’t forget. Also drinking your daily water quota will ensure this occurs (unless you have some sort of super bladder!)
We’d love to know how you strike the work + life balance or if these tips work for you!
The excuse ‘I have to make dinner’ can also ensure for an ‘on time’ work day, or ‘I have to make this totally delicious paleo choc nut slice’ would also most definitely get you out of the office…trust us!
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paleo choc nut slice.
stuff you need
- 3/4 cup of almond meal
- 3/4 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup of coconut syrup (or raw honey)
- 1 cup of almond butter
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 200g of raw chocolate (we use loving earth)
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- Line a 20cm square slice tray with baking paper.
- Combine the almond meal and coconut in a bowl. Set aside.
- Over low heat, melt the coconut syrup, almond butter and coconut oil.
- Once completely combined and melted, pour into the dry ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Press the mixture into the prepared tray.
- Refrigerate for around thirty minutes.
- In a double pan over water, melt the chocolate and coconut milk until combined.
- Spread the chocolate mix over the base and refrigerate until set.
- Cut the slice into bite size rectangles and enjoy! (We know you will!)
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