Thursday 16 August 2018

Keeping Happy, Healthy and Focused.

As someone who suffers from anxiety it's important for me that I ensure that I try and feel positive and happy about things. Like everyone I have bad days and good but sometimes my bad days can be self inflicted. For example, too much alcohol, not enough sleep, too much indulging or just simply down to hormones. I can often tell when I am starting with anxiety as I tend to retract into myself, be quieter, become a huge insomniac and dare I say become a snappy mare! When I feel this happening I really try to snap myself out of it as it's not fair on the kids or my husband. There are several things I do that make me feel better about myself and pick my mood up and I thought I'd share these with you, I also asked a few bloggers to share their tips for keeping happy, healthy and focused. 

There are a few things that make me feel better about myself and increase my confidence and make me feel a bit more ready to tackle a day. 

  • Firstly, putting my makeup on. This truly makes me feel more like myself and ready for the day. I enjoy putting makeup on, I find it therapeutic and enjoy it so if I can do this on a morning I'm ready to go!

  • Reading, if I can get to bed at a decent time and chill out, reading a couple of chapters really relaxes me and I can have a few minutes of 'me time' which means alot. 

  • Getting out for a walk. It's easy to cabin fever if you end up stuck in the house so getting some fresh air, even if just a walk around the block can make a huge difference to your health and mental well being.

  • Enjoying some sun. Hanging out the washing, wandering around the garden, sitting in the sun. A blast of vitamin D hugely cheers me up, invigorates me and instantly makes me feel happier, I love it.

  • There are lots of other things which make me feel happy and relaxed but my final bullet point would have to be having a weekend free. Sometimes we cram so much in a month that having a weekend free to have family time does the world of good.
So these are a few things that keep me happy, healthy and focused, what do other bloggers find helps them with this? 

Victoria from Healthy Vix finds a plant based diet with no wheat or dairy has done wonders for her skin.

Love this one from Charlie: Singing. In the bar, in the shower, in the car. Channel your inner BeyoncĂ©. Anywhere. Loud!

Claire from This Mummy Rocks swears by coconut oil, it has a ton of uses and she finds using it to take off her makeup and use it as a night moisturiser fabulous.

Cleanse, tone and moisturise and brush your teeth twice a day without fail says Gail from Yammy Mommy and surround yourself with people and things that make you happy.

Nikki from Glam and Geeky Mum suggests taking 5 minutes before bed to journal all the things that have happened during the day that have made you happy and made you smile. 

Exercise! Sarah from RunJumpScrap says that exercising makes you feel fitter, stronger and plays a big part in mental wellbeing, hitting the gym and walking really help with her health and happiness.

Sophie from Soph Obsessed suggests meditation, even for just 15 minutes a day she says it really helps her feel refreshed. 

Emma Reed says get a hobby that is just for you. We spend such alot of time doing things for everyone else it's easy to forget about yourself. 

As you can see, there are some fantastic suggestions to ensure you keep at the top of your health, happiness and focus. I would also like to add to ensure you look after your sexual health, get your smears, seek medical help if you feel things aren't right down below or you find any usual lumps or bumps. Sexually transmitted infections can be really quite common but you will be relieved to know that you can purchase certain medications, such as aciclovir tablets to help with this. Of course it is best to seek professional medical advice if you are unsure. Here's to being more healthy, happy and focused.

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