For the past few days, I’ve been feeling so drained. Really lacking the motivation to do anything, even the smallest jobs. I needed to do something to get me out of this funk. I have four kids, there’s no time to feel sorry for myself! So I decided to write a list, five simple changes to make to feel good.
I really do believe that feeling good comes from the inside. Getting your mind right and treating your body well, are key factors to feeling good.
Getting your mind right to feel good
When I say getting your mind right I mean your mental state. We can all fake a smile and put on a brave front. But working on being truly happy is much more rewarding, and less tiring because you’re putting your energy in the right place.
Treating your body well to feel good
We all want a sexy body! But treating your body well to feel good from the inside is far more important.
I was actually in hospital earlier this year because I had cholecystitis. It’s the inflammation of the gallbladder and was so severe I was on two courses of antibiotics! Those five nights in hospital really opened my eyes.
So here are 5 simple changes to make to feel good, inside and out!
1. Drink Water
Drink water, it’s pretty simple right? But why is it the last thing on our mind? We all know drinking water is good for our body. But did you know there are times when it’s best to drink it?
- Drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up to activate your organs.
- One glass of water before going to bed to replenish fluid loss.
- To help digestion, drink one glass of water before eating.
- Drink one glass of water before taking a shower to help lower blood pressure.
2. Eat your way to happiness
Did you know there are foods you can eat to help elevate your mood? Me neither! Some of these include:
- Chocolate (yes please!)
- Oats and
As you can see, these things are easily sourced. I know what I’m reaching for first!
Sleep is another thing we all know is good for us but tend to take for granted. If you’re a mum like me, you’ll know that sleep is life! But even though I know this, I am guilty of staying up later than I should. Sleep doesn’t just cure tiredness . It also:
- Help us manage stress better
- Improves memory
- Sharper concentration
- Make better decision and
- Is good for the immune system.
4. Self care To feel good
There are different types of self care you can apply for yourself. Although it may seem like staying up late because it’s “your time” while the kids are asleep, it isn’t doing you any good at all. You can care for your body in many ways and they include:
- Yoga, sleeping and resting are some physical types of self care. Or what I love the most, getting massages!
- Stress management, having a good support system and being kind to yourself are some emotional types of self care.
- And spiritual self care is one that we probably search for the most. You can do this by connecting with nature, getting time alone or meditating.
5. Listen to yourself
As a mum of four, life is busy and I’m always doing things for the family. Sometimes it’s ok to say NO. Or:
- To change your plans
- To want alone time
- Not answer the phone
- Take a day off or
- To just do absolutely nothing!
Listen to yourself and what your mind and body is telling you. It’s called your instincts and it’s your best friend. Trust it, listen to it and do what it tells you.
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