The 3 don’ts for a healthy body mindset

Many of us have added a bit a weight in this lockdown. It is tricky to stay active indoors, especially when you have no where to go. I am quite conscious of my weight. I know when I have added a few pounds and I don’t need to weigh myself to check this. Extra weight is something I can feel because I am so in tune with my body. I haven’t added any weight in this lockdown because I eat right, stay active and I usually don’t put on weight to be honest. If anything, I tend to lose more than I gain, which is something I am also working on.

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The 3 don’ts for a healthy body mindset

It is super easy to get obsessed with your weight. I know many people who weight themselves regularly to make sure they have not added a few pounds. It is fine to keep track off your weight but you also need to ensure you don’t get obsessed with it all. Here are a few don’ts for a healthy body mindset.

Don’t count your calories

This is something I have never done but I know a few people who count the calories in everything they eat. I think that is taking the whole weight management thing overboard. It is not ok to count the calories in everything you eat especially when you are not overweight.

Don’t compare yourself with celebrities or influencers

This is easily done thanks to social media and blogs, but it is a big no-no because comparison is the thief of joy. Comparing yourself to those with the “perfect body” will do put body mindset no favours. Focus on yourself and stop comparing to achieve a healthy body mindset.

Don’t weight yourself 5 times a day

Worrying over how much weight you have put on will not help you in away. It is fine to weight yourself sometimes while trying to lose but weighing yourself everyday is a no-no, and so is weighing yourself 5 times a day.

At the end of the day, loving all parts of yourself is the most important thing. You should make sure you do what is best for your mental and physical health, and keeping an eye on your right is very important. However, there is a thin line between keeping tabs of your weight and being outright obsessive. It is best to not cross that line for a healthy body mindset.

Have a great week.

 

Taking Care of your Mental Health

Mental health is such a trendy topic at the moment, which is good because more and more people can finally open up about their mental health issues. It is so easy to find yourself struggling with your wellbeing these days. Most of us have bad days here and there, but sometimes those bad days could go into weeks/months. That is when it becomes a major issue. There are simple ways you could ensure you stay on top of your bad days, so it does not lead to depression or other mental health problems.

 

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Here are some simple tips for staying well and on top of your mental health –

 

Sound Sleep

A good night sleep can solve many issues. I always ensure I get at least 7 hours worth of sleep everyday. Anything less than that makes me grumpy the next day. Many people underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep and some other also struggle to fall asleep for the recommended hours. If you struggle to sleep soundly, you can try having an electronic-free time an hour or two before bedtime. Try not to check your phones or tablets while in bed. A nice warm shower and a warm cup of milk  just before bedtime also helps you fall asleep quicker.

 

Eat Well

Eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated is great for your mental and physical health. Junk foods isn’t great for your overall health, so keep them to the minimum. Skipping meals may also make you grumpy, which will have an effect on your state of mind, so avoid doing so.

 

Get Moving

Siting is the new smoking, have you heard? Being active is one good way of staying on top of your health. Going for walks are great for your wellbeing. You could also hit the gym or exercise from the comfort of your home. There are so many ways to get moving and stay fit, so this tip should be very easy to smash.

 

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Talk to Someone

If you are struggling with your mental health, speaking to someone you trust can be your first step. You could also speak with your doctor first to get medical advise. Talking does help. You don’t have to keep it all inside.

 

Unwind

It is so easy to get busy caring for everyone and everything, while neglecting yourself in the process. Taking time out to relax and unwind is important for the wellbeing. You relax with a book, go for a massage/swim, book a spa day and just spoil yourself or relax watching your favourite tv show.

 

Taking care of your mental health is very important. It should be everyone’s top priority.

 

Charity of the month – Mind for better mental health

Mental health is something I am very passionate about, which is one of the reasons why I decided to go back to university to study Psychology. The goal is to serve as a Clinical Psychologist, and so far, I am loving the modules I am studying. I am 2 modules for my first year – Introduction to Psychology 1 and Child Psychology and Childhood Studies. Both modules have really changed my mindset and I am learning so much about psychology already. It is amazing how much I have learnt in the last 3 months. I am glad I finally took the bull by the horns and went with it.

If you have been a regular reader of Fashion and Style Police, the charity of the month this February should really come as no surprise.

 

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Charity of the month – Mind

The charity I am supporting this month is Mind. Mind is a charity focused on mental health. The charity provides adequate advice and support to help those  experiencing mental health issues. Mind campaigns help improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health in general. Thanks to this amazing charity, millions of people in England and Wales have access to the much needed advice and support.

Mind relies on donations and every little helps. For every £1 donated, 72p is spent on charitable work. The charity handled 76,323 queries in 2016/2017, 10.8 million accessed their information, and more of these happen year after year. Supporting a charity like Mind means you are helping those who suffer from mental health problems. It means you are saving a life by helping to provide the resources they need to thrive.

If you are like me and passionate about mental health and want to support Mind, you can donate here. Your donation could be a lifesaver for someone else.

Thanks for reading and donating. Have a fabulous week ahead.

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