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Giving Yourself a Refresher To Get Back on Track

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There are always times in life where we feel just a little blah, and it can be a challenge to drag ourselves out from this rut. The problem is, though, that failing to drag ourselves out will only make things worse. We get lazy, complacent, demotivated, and this only compounds the blah feelings to make everything even more blah

So, rather than succumb to such feelings, you can start by refreshing your life. Everyone has something that they feel could be the difference for them, so here are some useful tips to refresh your life and get yourself back on track. 

 

Move Away 

It’s a bit of a cliche, but there is no more certain way to refresh yourself than by moving away, and with so much potential out there, you’ve got plenty of destinations to choose from. 

You can move across the country, or if you want to take it a step further, consider looking for a property in another country altogether. Depending on where you go, you might be able to buy Old Klang Road condo options, or you can build yourself a beach hut and enjoy the lapping waves. 

It’s not as easy as merely packing up and catching the next flight out, however, so moving away for a refresher should only be something you’re sure you want to do. 

 

Treat Yourself

If you’re not prepared to leave the comfort of your hometown, then there’s always the option to treat yourself. Sometimes, it’s not wholesale lifestyle changes that we need to get us back on track, but instead just showing ourselves a little self-love and gratitude. 

If there’s anything at all that you’ve had your eye on (that won’t drastically affect your finances, that is), then now’s the time more than ever to treat yourself. Material things shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all of happiness, but they can certainly help in certain situations. 

 

Chase a Dream

Everyone has a dream, and if you think the reason for your rut is that you feel like you’re spinning your wheels at work or in life, it’s time for you to chase your dream and see what happens. 

We all have passions that we use to unwind, whether it’s painting, writing, or creating eccentric crochet miniatures of our friends and family. You may have even had dreams of making money from such passions and hobbies. Perhaps now is the time for you to see whether you can make money from them/

Start an online store, send your work out to the right people and see what happens. Even if you don’t get anything back, you’ve at least taken that first leap, and that’s a lot more than others ever do. 

 

Clear Out Your Junk

As the years go by, you accumulate clothes, shoes, books, and impulse buys that you cannot even remember purchasing. While some of these items will become something you cherish forever, most of it will end up becoming junk. 

If you’re looking for a surefire way to refresh your life without doing much at all and also help out people in need, then clearing out your junk is the way to do this. Going through your wardrobes and closets and picking out things you will never use again is an excellent adventure in catharsis. It helps lift your mild hoarding issues from your shoulders and allows you to enjoy a tidier and more organised house. 

 

Hit the Gym

If you’re in a rut, hit the gym. That’s what everyone says, right? Much like starting anew elsewhere. Exercise to get over your hump is a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason. Working out, whether that’s lifting weights, yoga, or going for a run can help bring some routine to your life. It gives you something to do, even if it’s only for half an hour, and it gets you into shape in the meantime. 

Rather than sit on the sofa watching TV or scrolling absently through your phone, using exercise as a way to get back on track will come with more benefits than you might expect. You will feel healthier and more energised, meaning you will likely be more motivated to explore other possible options to refresh your life. 

 

Refreshed

It’s not natural to stagnate in life, and you should always be looking for ways to evolve and refresh yourself. For some people, this means starting a new life on the other side of the world, but, of course, this isn’t for everybody. Because of this, it doesn’t matter how you refresh your life, as long as you do it and do it for you.

How are you giving yourself a refresher to get back on track?

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Taking care of your wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic with food

Many people are worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting our lives. The whole uncertainty is enough to rob you of your peace of mind if you let it. This pandemic can wreck havoc on our mental and physical health, which is why we must ensure to take extra care of our wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic. Here are quick ways you can start taking care of your wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic with food –

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Avoid stressful situations

Stress is the last thing your body needs right now, so avoid anything that will increase your stress levels. Getting enough sleep is one way of getting rid of stress. To ensure you get a good night sleep, you can try a cup of chamomile tea before bed. That will help you sleep like a baby.

Eat your dark chocolate

I am sure many are surprised to see this on the list, but eating dark chocolate is one way to get rid of stress. Dark chocolate has plenty of magnesium in it, so it is not only yummy but healthy. It is also in very high in iron, copper, manganese, and is filled with prebiotic fiber that feeds your healthy gut bacteria. Just another reason to stock up on dark chocolates this period.

Natural foods are good for you

The best type of foods are the natural unprocessed ones. So eat as many natural foods you can this period to keep your body and mind healthy.

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Stay away from toxins

Staying away from all toxins would be great for your physical health as well as your wellbeing. So say no to drugs, alcohol, additives, coffee, excess sugars and the likes. This will help you stay in healthy and keep your body and mind strong.

This is not the time for extreme dieting or detoxing. Just make sure you eat a varied diet and then you won’t feel so guilty when you reward yourself with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Everything in moderation is the way to go.

 

Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic

Our mental health can be very fragile on a regular day, so I can it imagine it being a lot more fragile during these uncertain times. There are so many things to worry about, it is almost impossible to vibrate high in the midst of the chaos and confusion going on. Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic can be tricky but it is doable.

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Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic

Here are some ways you could go about making sure your mental health isn’t suffering.

Have some time to yourself

I think it is super important to have time for just yourself. That’s why I make sure I wake up at least a hour before everyone else gets up. That way I can have some quiet time just for myself. I get some more me-time later in the day. I am one of those people that thrive on alone time, so it is imperative I get everyday to feel ok. If you are like me, then you should stay on top of this and make sure you get time for just yourself even if it is just for an hour. That hour could save your mental health.

Eat and drink healthy

With this pandemic, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet. Eating and drinking healthy could save you from a whole lot of health problems, so make sure you are doing this right.

Get plenty rest

Getting good night sleep and plenty of rest during the day is very important. The last thing your body and mind needs now is stress. I know it is hard to not be stressed with all what is currently happening, but it is best to stay away from stress as much as possible and get plenty of rest to keep your energy levels up.

Have a routine

Having a routine does help especially if you have young kids. I find it easier to do all I do when I have a clear routine. It is flexible but I know what I need to do every few hours and that keeps all of us focused.

Meditate

Meditation may not be for everyone but it has really kept me going. I mediate numerous times a day. My meditation sessions relax me and keep me vibrating high, which helps me stay on top of my mental health.

 

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Exercise

I am very active and the kiddies are active as well, so we are always on the move. We still go for short daily walks and that helps. The fresh air and exercise does wonders. We also watch fitness videos on Youtube and they get us moving at home as well.

Social media and News

You don’t need to listen to News over and over again, especially if they get you anxious and fearful. I don’t listen to the news. I read up the bits I need online and I watch short clips when necessary. I have never been a fan of the Press (which is funny since I have a blog), but I know I have to stay updated with what is going on in the world, so I watch and read what I need.

Talk about it

Tell someone how you feel about the pandemic going on. Talking is therapy and I can guarantee you will start to feel better once you tell someone how you really feel. Talking makes the pandemic not so scary.

Every storm runs out of rain, so I know this too shall pass. Remember to wash your hands, obey the social distancing advice and stay safe. Have a great weekend.

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