How to: Take Care of Yourself.

MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE IMPORTANT. MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL HEALTH. MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE IMPORTANT. MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL HEALTH. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE VERY IMPORTANT.TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. YOUR HEALTH SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

Did I get that in your head? I hope so.

We all need to learn that our mental as well as physical health isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It is something to be taken seriously at least it should be. I’m here to help! I can’t magically make anxiety disappear, or weight & I can’t make you do any of things I’m going to mention, but I can sure as hell help inform you & I hope that you take it seriously.

I know you have heard “love yourself, before you can love anyone else” before and that is true, BUT it can also be contradicting. Let’s Dive in!

First step to getting better: YES admit you need help! Admit you are stressed! You want to learn to better yourself mentally as well as physically. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. Also, note that we all google this kind of thing. We all need these things from time to time. So take a deep breath…..hold………release and keep reading.

Physical Health (Just as important as mental health)

  • Water. Drink it. You will always hear this and you always should. If you think ‘I’ve had enough’ you probably haven’t. Water is very important, ok? I promise that drinking plenty of water EVERY SINGLE DAY is going to help improve alot of things for you including: Energy, Health (obv.) & self-esteem. Water replenishes. So drink.
  • Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. This affects it all. Get at least 7 hours. AT LEAST. Do NOT on the other hand get too many. I personally keep my sleep hours in-between 7 hours and 8 1/2. I try to keep it within that range.
    • Also, sleep schedule. Have one. Going to bed and waking up at roughly or exactly the same time every day will help you sleep better and feel better throughout the day. Try it out, it’ll help.
  • Exercise. You knew it was coming. It really is important. Walking to class or around work really isn’t enough. It’s better than sitting all day, but it’s not THAT much better. I’m not telling you that you must go to the gym for 6o min. 5 times a week because that is very unrealistic for most of us that work and go to school, etc. but sure as hell get up take a jog (1 mile), stretch and/or take a yoga class. Yoga is very good for you if nothing else! At least fit in some exercise in your daily routine though and I promise you will start feeling better after a week.
  • Grooming. Yes, it’s important. Helps us look and feel better physically as well as helping us mentally. (Higher self-esteem).
    • Yes, doing your hair will you make you feel better. Really it will.
    • Even when you aren’t going anywhere get out of your Pjs it is proven to help improve and boost your self confidence and just make you feel more empowered.
    • Brush your teeth. When you forget and then you brush them you know you feel better, so make sure to brush them twice a day. Don’t forget to floss! 😉
    • Shower. Whether it be in the morning or at night. Try not to miss a shower. You usually feel gross and then if you have to go out you are most self conscious, etc. I know, trust me.
    • Clean up them finger/toe nails. I promise I promise I promise. Clean or clean as well as painted nails will make you feel better! Something about it is so satisfying to us that we feel sooo much better about our selves when we go from dirty un-clipped nails to looking at our lovely painted nails randomly at Taco Bell and smiling to ourselves. Just find the time to do it.

MENTAL HEALTH: (Relax. Close your eyes. Breathe.)

  • Get sleep. You heard me earlier. I’m serious.
  • Helping people! Yes, you gotta love to feel better. Opening a freaking door and someone smiling makes me feel 100%. Hold a door open. Pick something up for someone. Love others and I promise loving yourself comes easier.
  • Find YOU time. I know we all have so much to do, but you time is very important time. Whether you want to soak in a bath (which is also very calming and good for your mental health) or lay outside in the yard (which is ALSO very good for your mental health to be outside in the sunshine.) or read a book. Yes do that. Even if you think you hate to read. You probably don’t. You just haven’t found your type of books. Explore.
  • Smile. Smiling really does boost our self confidence and just help us feel better overall.
  • Indulge. Whether that be shopping or getting yourself a massage it really feels good to indulge on something.
  • Take a small trip. By yourself or with a friend whatever you would like, but I promise if you find the time to spontaneously take a tiny trip maybe to the beach that’s only an hour away or somewhere you like you will fell so much better! I did this the other day & let me tell you being SO stressed out as I was with 6 classes and work and etc just randomly going to the beach, laying on a towel & listening to the waves crash was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I do this every semester actually and it helps me so much!
  • Compliment yourself. Tell yourself “My feelings are important.” “If it bothers me that much  it matters” Focus on things you really love about yourself for ex: You have really soft hair, really pretty natural nails, you are so naturally smart, you excel in science or drawing, you have a beautiful eye color, cutest shoulder freckles (me lol I love my shoulder freckles), You can hoola hoop for literally ever, you are a great dance, you can read fast, you have an incredible vocabulary. Love yourself. Even when you think it is soooo hard. I promise that the only thing people find sad about you is nothing. They love you even when you dont love yourself, but stand infront of the mirror and talk (aloud) and tell yourself you feel good and are going to have an amazing day!
  • Dance. Dancing literally improves your life. I can’t dance well personally, but i’ll turn that music up in my room and go to town and I feel so good after! Do it! just turn it up and dance your heart out.

MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE VERY IMPORTANT. MENTAL HEALTH AND  PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE VERY IMPORTANT. MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

When you walk into a busy room and think people are judging you I want you to think this every single time (It’s what helped me alot anyway) : Why would these people only focus on me? Why am I thinking they are all talking about me? There is not one reason I should be the center of attention right now. I’m not the only one in the room and I’m not the only focus in the room. Recognize your worth because I promise you are an amazing human being with a lot of adventures to take on 🙂

RELAX. Close your eyes and breathe…

 

 

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50 Things About Me.

Would love responses! Feel free to answer them all yourself! Love learning how different or the same we are! Thanks!

  1. Were you named after anyone? My middle name was after my great granny, but thats it
    2. When was the last time you cried? Umm a few months ago maybe, idk dont cry much
  2. Do you like your handwriting? I don’t hate it
  3. What is your favourite lunch meat? Chicken
  4. Do you have kids? 3 dogs, yes lol my babies
  5. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Well, maybe I dont think I suck lol
    7. Do you use sarcasm? Very much so
  6. Do you still have your tonsils? Yup
  7. Would you Bungee Jump? YES
    10. What is your favourite cereal? RiceKrispies with sugar
    11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Depends which shoe lol
    12. Do you think you will marry? Yes actually I do. Boyfriend and I have only been dating a little over a year, but I can see it so clearly. As can he.
    13. What is your favourite ice cream? Birthday Cake
    14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Eyes
    15. Red or Pink? Eh not a huge fan of either? depends
    16. What is your least favourite thing about yourself? I’m not sure. Not a self hater really
    17. Who do you miss the most? No one really
    18. Do you want everyone to complete this list? Yes, there annoying but fun
  8. What colour trousers and shoes are you wearing? Im wearing my boyfriends Sweat pants and no shoes lol
    21. What are you listening to right now? Birds chirping
  9. If you were a crayon what colour would you be? I would most definitely be Teal
    23. Favourite smell? Anything Fruity!
    24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My mom because my car won’t crank lol
    25 Favorite sport to play? Umm, all of them? I kinda played everything and i loved everything. Maybe Volleyball or Soccer was fav
  10. Favourite sport to watch? Football
    27. Hair colour? Dirty Blonde
  11. Eye colour? Green
    29. Do you wear contacts? No
  12. Favourite foods? Umm, ribs and every fruit lol. Ooh and ice cream! but it makes my stomach hurt 😦
    31. Scary movies or happy endings? depends. I’m a slut for both! lol
    32. Last movie you watched? Mama Mia!
    33. What colour shirt are you wearing? It’s black. Club shirt from highschool
    34. Summer or Winter? Can never choose a favorite season, sorry
    35. Hugs or Kisses? Kisses are great, but hugs are lovely and warm

36 Major? Marine Biology so far, as with my boyfriend but im not 100%
37. Most likely to respond? idk
38. Least likely to respond? idk
39. What book are you reading just now? Government Text book.

  1. What is on your mouse mat? Don’t have one
  2. What did you watch on TV last night? I don’t watch tv very much lol
    42. Favourite sound(s): Waves crashing, birds chirping, crickets when camping, wind blowing trees
  3. Rolling stones or Beatles? BEATLES, YES
  4. What is the farthest you have been from home? Across the country lol
    45. Do you have a special talent? I’m not the WORST singer & I can lick my elbow! 😉
    46. Where were you born? Southern most of the US
  5. Whose answers are you looking forward to getting back? Anyone’s and everyone’s.
  6. What are your plans for tomorrow? Work & dinner with friends and boyfriend
  7. Do you drive? Yes
    50. What was your first pet, and what was it’s name? dog, cutest thing. His name was KC and he died a few years ago at the age of 16. A cried…ALOT.
  8. Favorite Band? Panic! At the disco lol. I hope to see them with my bf for our anniversary actually 🙂
  9. Computer background? The front end of my kayak under pretty setting in water
  10. Favorite movie? Pearl Harbor & all of the Pirate of the Caribbean movies
  11. Favorite Tv show? oooh Umm F.R.I.E.N.D.S ; Grey’s anatomy, criminal minds & supernatural. No such thing as 1 fav lol