• Matters Of The Mind: What's Your Mental Neglect Really Costing You?
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    Matters Of The Mind: What’s Your Mental Neglect Really Costing You?

    Not so long ago, we spoke about how having a healthy mind is as important as looking after your body. There, we outlined some ways you can achieve health here, such as time in nature and plenty of sunlight. Be honest, though; have you taken any of those pointers on board? When it comes to our minds, we’re often unwilling to take things seriously. We may dedicate every effort to our bodies, but we get shy when it comes to the mind. Luckily, a lot of the things we do for our bodies help our minds as well. Eating the right food and exercising both help with healthy brain function.…

  • The Essential Guide To Banishing Stress
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    The Essential Guide To Banishing Stress

    Ask anyone what their number one bugbear is, and the chances are that it will be something stress-inducing. It could be an overbearing boss at work, relationship worries, financial concerns or a hectic family life. While it can be difficult to alter the states of these situations, you can work on your capability to manage the stress caused by them in a more effective way. Just because your manager is forcing you to work twelve hour days, micromanage you and demand that you take shorter breaks, doesn’t mean you should bring the resentment and anger you feel into your home. Take a look at this guide to help you banish…

  • Introducing Relaxing Rituals To Calm Your Working Week
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    Introducing Relaxing Rituals To Calm Your Working Week

    We all know life can be extremely hectic sometimes, what with work, family commitments and trying to maintain our responsibilities and social lives. There is a lot to try and keep in balance, and often the first thing to get squeezed out is self-care. But lack of relaxation over time causes serious mental and physical problems. And if no one is caring for the carer, she can’t care for anyone else. So it’s important to make sure you have time to wind down – but how, when there is a to-do list a mile long clamouring for your attention? Well, one thing that can help when time is in short…

  • How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain
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    How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain

    For the longest time, nutrition researchers put their effort into understanding the relationship between food and common diseases of the body, especially heart disease. Over time, they discovered that a diet rich in animal food and fat led to problems with the circulatory system which could ultimately kill people. Diseases of the brain were comparatively rare in the past, mostly because people tended not to live long enough to get them. But as life expectancies increased, brain disease also began to become more common, and that led researchers to wonder whether the food people eat played a role. During that process, a lot was discovered about the relationship between the…

  • Gratitude list #8
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    Gratitude list #8

    Gratitude list #8 is the eighth instalment of my gratitude series. I am a firm believer in the fact that no matter how hard life gets, we still have an abundance of things to be appreciative and grateful for. The idea behind this series is to remind myself of just how lucky I am for all of my blessings. With that, here are the things I am grateful for in Gratitude List #8.   Family Next week will be half term for Molly and I can’t blummin’ wait. I get to have some lazy mornings, ahem, but mostly because I think Molly is ready for the break. Her transition from…

  • Picking Yourself Back Up After A Setback - 5 Things You Can Try
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    Picking Yourself Back Up After A Setback – 5 Things You Can Try

    Get back on the horse, they say – but it’s not always as simple as that is it? Any kind of knock or setback can bring you down, and it’s not always easy to bounce back straight away. While some things can take time to process and heal, there are some things you can do to help you perk up and get over the worst. Take a look at these five suggestions for things you can do to pick yourself back up after it all goes wrong.   1. Make a plan When things are going wrong or you’re feeling underwhelmed, it can be difficult to process everything that’s going…

  • 10 Ways To Motivate Yourself When You're Feeling Down
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    10 Ways To Motivate Yourself When You’re Feeling Down

    Have you ever had one of those days when you can’t get going no matter what you do? I think most of us have been there before, haven’t we? But what if that day turns into a few days, or maybe even weeks? What if those ‘off days’ that don’t go away no matter what you do, could actually be something more serious, like depression? From personal experience, I know it can be so hard to motivate yourself to do anything when you’re feeling down. Sometimes even the basic things such as washing your hair or getting dressed in the morning can become a huge deal, never mind actually having to…