Taking care of each aspect of our being daily

We sometimes feel disconnected from our true selves as we progress through life.

This can make us feel dissatisfied, detached, or empty. It is one of the main reasons why people get depressed.

As human beings, we have several aspects of our beings: spirit, soul, mind, and body. To move in alignment involves connecting all aspects of our being.

There are a simple few activities that you can do daily to ensure that connection:

 

  1. Mindfulness

This practice calms the mind and body. It helps you develop intentionally in the midst of serenity.

2. Laughter

This might appear strange but it is a practice that connects your spirit, soul, mind, and body to connect in an instant. You can use watching comedy, sharing jokes or even start spontaneously.

3. Music

Music is said to be food for the soul. It, however, has been found to elevate the spirit and when combined with dance is great for the body and the mind.

4. Reading

This is a great way to enrich you as a being. It could be...

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World mental health day

Have you felt isolated by the way people relate to you when you have expressed anxiety or depression?

For many years, mental health has been a taboo. Thankfully, we are becoming more accepting of mental health challenges and empathic towards those who have them. 

The daily challenges that we encounter contribute to the pressures on our health. The good thing however is that it is within our ability to improve our mental well-being with easily implemented tips as listed below.

1. Be aware

To be aware rather than be overwhelmed is a vital key. This is done by practicing mindfulness. It can be done by focusing on our breath or sensations perceived.  Most times, we suggest sitting in a quiet place to minimise distractions. It does not have to be for a long time, 5 mins will do. For the purpose of this write-up, I will use the focus on the breath. This is taking note of the movement of the air as we breathe or the parts of the body as they move with each breath. When thoughts...

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Improving your wellbeing during the last quarter

holidays selfcare wellbeing Oct 04, 2020

 

There are times when we feel time is racing and this year has not been an exception.

2020 has been a year of intrigue, novelty, uncertainty and for some loss.

However, the fact that you are reading this, is proof that you made it to the last quarter. Yipppeee!!

The last quarter of any year is usually filled with festivities and times when families come together. However, with social distancing and other measures put in place because of the pandemic, there is a risk that we might lose out on many traditions. It is also a time when the cold weather in most countries occur.

Here are a few things that we can do to take control of the last quarter.

1. Keep active

It is cold and you really don't want to go outside. Why no do a mini dance-off with family indoors. It will be fun and you will keep active.

2. Stay warm and hydrated

Taking warm drinks is particularly useful at this time. And if you absolutely love caffeinated drinks, don't forget to have your last caffeinated...

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Make healthy living REAL

Have you ever worried about not being able to lose that weight, start eating healthy or being more mindful? It is not really about inability but starting with the incorrect steps.

We all have these thought but making it real seems to be a challenge.

 

Jim Rohn expressed an important fact: ‘Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.’

Here are the first few steps you need to consider when you have a new healthy habit you will like to start.

  1. Pick the specific habit

As simplistic as this sounds, you need to be very specific about the habit you would like to start. What it is? The identity that having this habit gives you. For example, I will like to be known as te person who exercises regularly.

 

  1. Elicit why you want this habit now.

It has to be very clear in your mind why you want to have this habit and why now. What has changed in your life or around you that is making this change an obligation, a necessity, or just a desire. The...

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Are you READY?- school resumes

What new chapter is happening in your life? What changes are you making to your daily activities?

When every school resumes, we see a difference in the way everyone's morning routine changes. Traffic is different. You commute is different and maybe your wake up too.

The last few months have been a test of how we are able to adapt to changes with little or no time to plan.

We have learnt to work from home, teach our children, have gatherings online and do pretty much everything. We have so much information and our brain’s processing speed has been put to the test.

Have we stopped to evaluate our emotional bandwidth?

There are times that we pay attention to what is happening around and we do not check up on ourselves.

This is not to tell you about the checklist for getting children ready for school but it is check that you are ready to care for yourself better.

 

Here is a 5 step plan on how to check up on yourself throughout the day.

 

  1. Start the day with a decision
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