Today I would like to introduce you to James McManus, my very own spinning instructor, to discuss the connection between physical health and mental health.
Positive habits can have a massive impact on your wellbeing… if you get them right!
“Habits are the things you do when you’re not thinking about what to do.” Dr Alex Korb
The benefits of developing good habits for your wellbeing
Many apologies for making you wait longer than planned for part 2 of how to stay sane throughout a global pandemic! Life got in the way and, well, I am only human after all!
So as promised here are more tips on surviving this crisis. In part 1 we discussed how to use gratitude, social interaction, routine and exercise to keep our morals up. This week we are covering the importance of getting fresh air (and leaving the house), the concept of information diet and our actual diet.
Let’s kick off!
For many people being in a relationship gives them a sense of identity, purpose and belonging. They feel that having that special someone, no matter how much of a compromise is required, allows them to comfortably fit into their social group, especially if everyone in their circle is partnered. Being single can feel alone, lonely and an outsider.
There’s are certain times in life when it’s good to pause and assess what we’ve achieved so far, how that measures up to our original goals and where we would like our next steps to take us. Birthdays, especially decade birthdays, can be a useful evaluation point, but new year can also be a valuable time to check in and take stock of our aims, successes and the things that didn’t work out as planned.
Have you ever played a game with someone whose sole focus was to win? It can be a joyless, unsatisfying and singularly unpleasant experience, especially if we were really looking forward to sharing some fun times and enjoying each other’s company.
Guilt is such an uncomfortable and often “squirmy” feeling. Its discomfort provides great incentive to break free from old patterns, and move ahead with freed-up time and energy.