1. Keep a to do list 

Have a to do list made out every day, and prioritise. I don’t beat myself up if I don’t get through it, but do feel like I have achieved something if I get done what has to be done.

2. Have quiet time

I try to find 30 minutes every day for quiet time to recharge my batteries. I don’t answer the phone or look at it - that’s what message bank is for! Resting as well as sleeping is so good for the mind, body and soul.

3. Get moving

I try squeeze in some sort of exercise every day, whether it’s walking to work or in the park, or maybe just a few laps in the pool. Stretching and staying agile are more important to me now as I get older than churning out the kilometres.

4. Listen to your body

I diarise regular doctor’s appointments and listen to my body if something’s not right, I get it checked out.

5. Eat right

I probably prefer to eat regular smaller meals than sit down to a large one, so the fridge is always stocked with healthy options. Fennel tea is wonderful to keep those cravings at bay.

Sandra opens up about all aspects of her life in the August/September issue of Prevention magazine. Don’t miss it!

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