Worried About Lockdown? Us Too.

For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis (shout out to Mum and Dad), will know that this blog is all about promoting the mental wellbeing of my readers by offering inspiring real life content and motivational pieces.

In the flesh, I’m no different. Unsatisfied unless I’ve done something productive in my day, I try and encourage mental wellbeing in both myself and my partner Darren. However, sometimes I need help and Darren, his sister Louise and my family have all been there to support me in this difficult time.

It goes to show that everyone needs help from time to time and just because your friend or family member seems to have their life in order, things may not always be as peachy as they appear.

I have worries and concerns everyday about a whole host of things, mainly financial due to losing my full time job as a product lister for an eCommerce brand, but I do my best to plod through. We deal with the hand we’re dealt and although sometimes it feels like a lot of others have landed on their feet where I keep stumbling and falling over, I keep moving forward because that’s all I can do.

However dark things may seem at the moment, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Watching Darren progress at learning the ukulele and seeing the chord progression finally click in his brain yesterday was super encouraging and I am so proud of him.

It’s definitely true that other people’s energies reflect onto you and vice versa and as we carry on like the good Brits we are, I do feel hopeful, regardless of my worries. We will return to our new normal one day but for now, we should be making the best of things.

Things will have a habit of working themselves out, we just have to believe it so.

Until next time.

Healthy Living: Living The Best Life

Health has been on my mind for a while now, ever since I moved into my flat and finally I’ve actually moved forward in progressing my physical fitness by joining the dreaded gym.

One workout later and I’m buzzing with endorphins, ready to eat a salad and feeling energised. It’s something I recommend doing, especially, if like me, you enjoy binge watching Netflix on your days off, barely leaving the couch except to prepare more snacks or overindulging on caffeinated beverages.

While I was at the gym, I was persuaded to use their fitness machine that assess weight, hydration levels, fat and muscle content. To be honest, I was nervous. As someone who hasn’t weighed themselves in over three years, knowing how heavy I was in comparison to my size 4 friends caused a slight panic beneath my cool, confident, “yeah let’s do this” exterior.

But I still did it. You know what? I was pleasantly surprised to find my result. It was not good by any standard (I had 30% fat and only 39% muscle) but it was a lot better than I was expecting and gave me a good idea of what I wanted to achieve in the future with my exercise and healthy routines.

For those of you looking to boost your energy levels because you may be emotionally and mentally exhausted by pushing your cognitive abilities to the limit on a daily basis, it may be worth looking at building on your physical exercise levels. This energy boost will help improve your chance of success.

For the best exercise routines, I have added a few I have tried and tested below.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/amp19039331/best-workout-for-body-type/

Be the best you that you can be.

Until next time.

Living Life With A Positive Mental Attitude

Life wouldn’t be life if there weren’t any ups and downs. No matter how much we plan and save we can never cover all eventualities.

We still strive for balance and contentment but in order to live a full life we need to embrace change, embrace the ups and downs that life provides.

Today I had a nasty surprise when my car failed it’s MOT. It’s an old car so it’s not a complete surprise that it needed work but the financial backing required to do so was over my budget, but still under the price of a new car.

It would be lying if I didn’t say I was upset. After paying a large sum of money for my studio flat, another large sum of money being withdrawn for my car felt like life was somehow cheating me.

If you’re one for believing in karma then you could have assumed that my receiving of a financial bonus this year led to my car costing more than I expected.

It often seems when life gives, it also takes away, whether it’s financial like my situation, or social, or even career related. What we have to remember is that our lives are an extensive list of moments. These moments are a mixture of both good and bad, therefore making it easy to assume that one moment has led to another, rather than accept life for the rollercoaster it is.

I have obviously had a tough month financially but I accept that another month I may be a lot better off. When we have bad moments it can be incredibly simple to slip into bad habits, and assume that we have bad luck when in fact we should feel excited by the prospect of something good happening in the future.

There is a lot to be said about a positive mental attitude and with that under our belt how can we be anything but successful?

Until next time.