Look after your mind as well as your body- 5 well-being tips to stay positive
We all know after an indulgent Christmas, we are inundated with messages around how we should be exercising and eating healthily, but with stresses of everyday life, it’s so important to make sure your inner self is getting some TLC as well. To ensure the very best for your wellbeing, you need to make sure you’re living with a sound mind, as well as a sound body.
We have plenty of ways to help you achieve your exercise goals from home and top tips for eating well, but that’s only one part of the picture. A positive, healthy mindset is not only good for its own sake, but it helps maintain motivation and dedication to the physical side of things, too. So, what can you do to encourage your mental wellbeing? We have jotted down some ways to put into practice the positivity your mind deserves…
Give yourself positive vibes through the reassurance of health monitoring.
Having the security and knowledge that you are making the right efforts to take care of your body can do a lot to secure the mind’s wellbeing. To that end, technology is getting increasingly more precise in helping us monitor our health. We can learn more about our heart age, blood pressure, body sugar levels and, of course, our weight- all enabling us to set smarter goals and see our own progress, thus improving our mindset.
The market is filled with gadgets to help us do one or all of these things at a price to suit any wallet-but generally, the more you pay, the more fancy features available. Fitness activity trackers like the Apple Watch S5 has revolutionised how we workout, helping us see how far we’ve come, and how much further we can push.
They can also track our goals and set new ones, making sure that we’re always progressing, and always seeing our progress. This can give us the extra motivation we need to keep pushing.
Fitness is only one factor when it comes to our health, too. Blood pressure monitors and blood glucose monitors can help all of us stay healthy, but are extra important to those treating chronic conditions such as diabetes. Nowadays, high tech glucose monitors such as the Kinetik Wellbeing Blood Glucose Monitoring System are making it easier for us to show our body the care it deserves.
Have you heard of smart scales? Taking it so much further than the scales hidden in the corner of your bathroom, these are intelligent pieces of equipment that calculates your BMI based on actual figures personal to you. And if that wasn’t enough, this information can be recorded wirelessly via an app and even sync to your fitness tracker- how clever is that!?
These are just a few of the clever devices available to measure at home that are built to suit your needs and give you peace of mind that you are healthy inside as well as out.
And … Relax!
We all have responsibilities to keep up with, but we also deserve regular breaks to ourselves that help us find our inner zen and ease off some of the stresses that come with daily life. So, finding the time to include a little relaxation in your life is super important for your mental wellbeing.
Make room for a little “you” time in your life and think of ways to take yourself away from the strains of normality: yoga, meditation, some quiet time or perhaps a few extra hours in bed will all give you that relaxing refresh that our minds crave.
Why not download a yoga app and get into some stretching and mind-clearing poses on a mat that can fit in just about any home? Made from super soft rubber, the Opti Exercise Mat is a great choice- with its carry handle a low price tag . If you’re not a fan of yoga, what about meditation?
Finding the chance for some peace and quiet reflection can be highly valuable, and noise-cancelling tools like the Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Headphones can help with that tremendously.
Physical stress and mental stress are intrinsically linked and treating one can treat the other. That’s why there’s an increasing range of massage tools becoming available to ease sore muscle, from vibrating heat treatment tools to foot spas like the Rio Deluxe Footspa and Massager. Offer some relief to a stressed body and your mind will soon start to follow it into that blissful state.
Putting some effort into our appearance isn’t just a way to show ourselves off to the world. This self-maintenance also plays a key role in bolstering our self-esteem. It’s important to treat yourself to a little TLC, on the outside to boost confidence from within- and what better way than using beauty and grooming goodies!
Beauty and grooming may differ to some degree for most men and women, but there are some tips that apply to everyone, such as using high-quality skincare such as O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream to ensure we stay moisturised and to protect our skin from damaging conditions, as well as the effects of age.
Our beauty and grooming rituals can help with our efforts towards relaxation, too. Luxuriant and delicious smelling bath bombs like the Dirty Works Fizzer Pouch can keep us clean, help us smell gorgeous, and give us the opportunity for some zen time in the tub.
Create a healthy home environment.
Our mind is not only influenced by how we treat our body, but also by the kind of environment that our body spends its time in. Keeping the home organised can be a lot more beneficial for our mental wellbeing than we might think.
For one, clutter has been shown to contribute to stress. More and more people are looking towards minimalist designs to keep their home, and their mind, free from distraction and fuss. However, for those who aren’t willing to give up all their worldly possessions, space-savers like the Argo Home Loft Living 2x 4 Storage Unit can help them keep things much neater looking and easier to manage.
The sense of comfort and cosiness in the home is important too. Beyond your visual style, some tactile comfort can go a long way in helping you de-stress after a long day. Snuggle up with cosy cushions and throws, and steep your senses in choices like a Luxurious Cashmere Home Inspiration Jar Candle, too.
De-Stressing for Everyone.
No matter our range of physical ability or age, we all deserve to be able to live our day-to-day lives as independently as possible. Whether elderly or living with a disability, modern technology is making independent living increasingly accessible, both at home and beyond those walls.
Day-to-day life can be made much easier with the right mobility tools. There are mobility aids of all kinds which are ever improving, from ergonomically designed rails, crutches and canes to increasingly specific wheelchairs. The latter includes versatile transit wheelchairs like the Aidapt Steel Combat Transit Chair that can be adjusted to make it suitable for storage and transportation with ease.
Independent living is becoming easier at home, thanks to a range of tools and aids that can make any property much more accessible. The rise of smart technology like smart hubs which connect to lighting, door locks, and security all make it easier to control the home with voice alone, like the EZVIZ Smart Video Doorbell. There are lots more products available for everyone’s independent living needs to enable you to live life to the fullest.
Building a sound mind…
Self-care is essential, and your emotional and mental wellbeing shouldn’t be considered as an afterthought. Take the time to seriously consider whether or not you’re giving your metal wellbeing, the love it deserves! You can thank us later…