Be Kind to Your Body

Of course, a well-balanced and healthy diet is important for your well-being. For example, a diet low in saturated fat, sugar and alcohol. However, being kind to your body goes beyond what you eat and whether or not you go to the gym. It’s about a healthy and loving mindset. Going for a walk and getting some fresh air can be just as kind to your body as going for a workout.

A healthy mind and what we tell ourselves, affects our body and well-being. We all come in different shapes, heights, sizes, backgrounds etc., but at the end of the day, we’re all human, right? Sadly, we’re constantly bombarded by social media. This can have a negative impact on how we see ourselves and how others see us. This is fundamentally wrong, but at the same time, what’s right? Is there a right and wrong? Only you know the answer, since it’s individual. It’s important to remind yourself and keep this in check to support good mental health and well-being.

If you suffer with body image or low self-esteem, it can feel like a constant battle and uphill struggle. The important thing is to remind yourself that you’re human. You’re beautiful and you can love yourself and be happy. Believe it or not, I spent so much of my life not loving myself or even knowing how to love myself.  All because of my personal and individual life experiences; what I’ve experienced, heard and seen. Afterall, it’s easy to judge, assume and form an opinion about who people are, but that’s only based on a small amount of information.  

Be Kind to Your Soul

Whether your spiritual, religious or not, be kind to your mind, body and soul. It’s what makes us human and unique. Our soul is our very subconscious and what we feel in our gut and body. It’s our self-awareness and our ability to empathise with other people’s feelings and situations.

In a society focused on how we look, more often than not, we need a little help to boost our self-confidence and self-esteem. For instance, with advertisers playing on our insecurities and cyber bullying the new norm. By building positive reinforcement messages into our day, we help break the cycle. Mirror therapy is one way of improving your well-being and self-esteem. It’s also easy to fit into your normal daily routine, morning or night. 

Spend a couple of minutes each day, looking at yourself in a mirror. Then, repeat a short, positive affirmation about yourself. What you say will be unique to you and what you want to achieve. For example, when I was suffering with depression, I would say things like; “you can do this”, “you’re worthy” and “you’re a beautiful human being.” In the beginning, it might feel stupid, embarrassing or silly to say these things to yourself. However, that’s your mind telling you that and no one else has to know or hear what you say out loud (particularly behind a closed door). 

Overtime and with a few minutes practice each day, positive talk and messages can help retrain and rewire your mind. Ultimately, supporting the positive changes you want to make to improve your well-being. Most importantly, practice with good intention and alongside other therapeutic tools and techniques.

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