6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Wellbeing

When you’re feeling run down, it can be hard to push yourself to take positive steps forward. Today, I thought I’d share six simple ideas to improve your general wellbeing and help you to feel happier and healthier…

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Wellbeing

  1. Keep a diary or journal. Whether you’re spending some time writing down your thoughts in a fancy notebook or going all out with a bullet journal or gratitude journal, it can be cathartic to let go of any negativity by putting pen to paper (or even a personal blog or online diary). If you’re short on time, try books such as ‘A Sketch A Day’ or ‘A Line A Day’ to quickly note down your feelings and create a book of memories to look back on. With things like a bullet journal, you can also make personalised pages to keep track of things like your mood, food and water intake, finances etc. These posts from Buzzfeed {23 Bullet Journal Ideas That Are Borderline Genius} and Page Flutter {50 Collections & List For Your Bullet Journal} are great if you’re looking for some inspiration to get started with.
  2. Reduce the amount of meat in your diet or eliminate it completely. As a vegan/vegetarian, I’m obviously biased but regardless of whether your views on animal cruelty align with my own, it’s common knowledge that eating too much red and/or processed meats isn’t particularly good for your body. In fact, research suggests that there’s a strong link between these foods and the development of certain types of cancers. Adopting a plant-based diet or cutting down on your meat consumption is also beneficial to the environment and comes with numerous health benefits including more effective weight management, better control of your hormone balances and lower blood sugar levels. If it’s something you’re interested in, check out this article from The Vegan Society on how to make these lifestyle changes.
  3. Book a spa day or break. Would you believe that I’ve NEVER been to a spa? It’s one of those things that I’d love to do but haven’t gotten around to yet, unfortunately. Almost everybody I’ve spoken to has advised that Champneys do truly ULTIMATE spa breaks so I’m looking to book in an afternoon pampering session within the next few months.
  4. Escape to another world with a good book. I’ve always been quite the bookworm but across the years as work became busy, and especially since becoming a Mum, I’ve not been able to read as much as I once did. However, deciding that things needed to change and that I was missing out on so many new books (and I desperately wanted something to take me away from work which has been very OTT recently — I’m not complaining, honestly!), I added the Kindle app to my phone and Lily’s tablet a few weeks ago and I’ve managed two books — Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Cows. They were both bloody brilliant and I’m now looking for something new if anybody has any recommendations?
  5. Make sure you get outside with nature every day. I’m a big believer in getting outdoors on a daily basis. Even if it’s just for a quick walk down by the brook. For starters, I find it an instant mood booster and my whole perspective on the day can change once I’ve taken us away from these 4 walls and given us a change of scenery. The gentle exercise is also good for my mood and there’s just something about being around nature that I’ve always found really soothing and restorative.
  6. Unplug and be mindful of/present in your surroundings. Social media can be addictive. FACT. In your phone’s settings, you can usually see how many hours (yes, hours!) you’ve been active on a certain app like Facebook. The results may surprise (or horrify) you. As a blogger and social media manager, my notifications are constant and I can quickly become overwhelmed. It’s all too easy to reach over and have a scroll through the usual apps when my phone is accessible so I tend to make a point of purposefully leaving it on the kitchen counter and just checking it every now and then. I hate that feeling where it’s as if I NEED to see new information (I really don’t but I guess as a WAHM, I often just want to feel connected) and I always feel much better when I take a break away from the online world.

What do you do when your mind/body is feeling neglected or in need of some TLC?


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  1. July 25, 2018 / 11:46 PM

    LOVE this! I’ve never been to a spa either, and there’s one less than 5 minutes away from me! I definitely need to book a day there, just for me. x

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