Learning to love yourself is the key to a happy life, accepting who you are will make you feel whole and in a better position to deal with things in life. Studies suggest that positive emotions such as love help to improve your heart health and brain. Start by forgiving yourself for your past mistakes and be kind to yourself.
Practice self care
Your mind and body correlate so it’s important to look after both of these by practicing self care. It’s true that when you look after yourself you end up feeling so much better. This could involve getting into a routine, sleeping well, exercising and eating a well balanced diet. Try to avoid binge eating and the misuse of alcohol or drugs as although they may make things feel better in the short term, in the long run it makes things so much worse.
Find your purpose
Knowing who you are and your purpose in life, helps create a positive mindset. It’s not easy to discover what you want to do in life and that’s okay. Sometimes, your purpose may come from a negative event and you turn that into a positive opportunity. Or maybe through self-exploration techniques like reading or journaling you will figure this out. Knowing what your purpose is can invigorate yourself, if you don’t know what this is, dont worry your time will come.
Change your ego
To promote mind and body wellness it’s important to be present in your life and appreciate the now. Often people care too much about their ego to enjoy what’s going on around them. Adapt the way you think about yourself to transform your life, you can do this through self awareness. For example, dancing, doing yoga and body scans.
Melatonin is produced when you are asleep, supporting the mind body balance. When you get enough sleep your body will feel well rested and you will view your surroundings and situation more positively. So turn off that next TV episode and get some rest.
Be mindful of what you are eating
Eating a nutritious well balanced diet has a multitude of benefits for both your mind and body. I know when you are stressed or down it can be so tempting to binge eat on sugary and salty foods but this may only satisfy your needs for a short period of time. Consuming nutritious foods will have positive long term effects.
Meditation is being in silence, letting your thoughts drift away, focusing on your breath and relaxing. Mediation is supposed to reduce pain, stress and anxiety and improve concentration, sleep and mood.
Move your body
Exercising is beneficial for both your body and mind. It helps to improve confidence, strength, flexibility, reduces stress and so much more. Motivate yourself to be active, this could be as simple as a walk, yoga, a swim, tai chi or exercising at the gym. Get ready to thrive and reap the benefits physically and mentally.