How I’m feeling
I’m feeling really positive about the past week. I know the changes I’m making are sustainable and that was most important for me when beginning.
This week I’ve been focussing on creating a healthier mind. If you ask me, it’s an area of health that’s completely underrated. If you’re mindset is on point, it makes all other areas of life easier and far more enjoyable.
Take stress for example. When I’m stressed, I’m more likely to over eat or make poor decisions about food. My body struggles to digest the food that I do eat and I end up bloated and tired. Getting outside to exercise or heading to the gym is more difficult. And I’d rather just go home and watch Netflix. Everything feels like hard work and that’s not a good place to be.
One of the easiest ways I’ve found to strengthen my mind is to meditate. I’ve re-introduced a mindfulness practice into my life through the Headspace app. It’s free to download and they’ve recently refreshed their content. One of the reasons I love this app is for their mini meditations. Even if you only have a spare few minutes, they have a guided breathing exercise or meditation for you. Today before my lunch, I did a one minute breathing exercise to calm my nervous system. Even the busiest of people, can spare a few minutes here and there.