nothing feels as good as a tax refund like a nuut 

by team nuut

with the end of the financial year nearly here, higher workloads and tighter deadlines are starting to take their toll.  
financial stress is linked to many health issues. it can manifest itself through physical symptoms like anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, muscle tension, and depression, so taking care of yourself now is essential.
in-between searching for receipts and combing our bank statements, we've come up with some easy tips for managing eofy stress levels.
eat for wellness
preparing healthy, nourishing meals helps balance mood, release endorphins, decrease stress and improve focus and concentration. a colourful, varied and balanced diet filled with high quality, nutrient-dense carbohydrates, fats, and proteins is ideal. stock up on whole foods, vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, lean meats, and fish.
daily chocolate
just one nuut a day gives you 1/3 of your daily nutritional needs. it is the perfect plant-based meal-on-the-run when you are time poor and helps increase energy, boost the immune system, and crushes kilos for a lean strong body. 

quality zzz
we spend a third of our lives asleep. it is as essential to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing and helps mental well-being and the ability to perform and focus well. a lack of sleep can cause the body to react releasing more of the stress hormone, cortisol. this often occurs when poor sleeping habits prevent the body from regulating its hormone levels overnight. stressed out about how little sleep you are getting? doctors recommend between seven to nine hours a night. make sure you’re keeping your body in a scheduled nightly routine that includes adequate hours for sleep. 
strong relationships 
according to mental health uk, maintaining good-quality relationships can help us live longer happier lives with fewer mental health problems. having positive relationships can give us a purpose and a sense of belonging. connecting at work and keeping friendships on track is essential for mental well-being and coping with challenges.
being present in the moment helps reduce feelings of stress and builds resilience, improving performance and productivity. according to the american psychological association, mindfulness influences two different stress pathways in the brain, changing brain structures and activity in regions associated with attention and emotion regulation.