I encourage clients, no matter how busy they are, to try and incorporate some ‘me time’ into their daily routine. Whether it's a leisurely hour-long walk through the park to work, a half an hour soak in the bath in the evening, or a ten minute stretch and deep breathing session in the morning, there is always a window for relaxation, however small.
If it helps, I suggest booking ‘me time’ into their diaries like they would any other appointment - because it's just as important! In terms of foods, B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin C are very important for the adrenal glands.
Eat a diet rich in adequate lean protein, leafy green vegetables, whole grains and essential fats. Liquorice tea and magnesium bath soaks are also good remedies for over-stressed adrenals. In terms of what to avoid, you want to reduce excess adrenal stimulants such as caffeine, sugar and alcohol, and avoid processed foods which place a burden on the liver as it attempts to excrete excess stress hormones.