Take a Walk

Today is Friday, which means it is another edition of Feel Good Fridays. It’s where I talk about incorporating a small tip that has healthy outcome on our mental and emotional health. It is really important, more so right now, to focus on our health. Especially with the pandemic still lingering and interfering with our daily lives.

Sometimes learning to take a break from our stressful, and repetitive routines is exactly what we need.

It’s even better when the sun is out, since our bodies are soaking up all of these extra vitamins which is important to have, especially vitamin D, which is known as the Sunshine Vitamin. Vitamin D helps prevent diseases and keep depression at bay.

The best way to give yourself a new perspective is by taking a walk. It doesn’t even need to be a long walk, but as long as you get out of your house, and move. It does wonders for the body. It helps you destress you in a healthy manner. It helps digest your meals. It can help you have a good night’s rest.

You can explore a new area in your neighbourhood. Taking a daily walk helps helps strengthen your bones, and lowers your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. It can help sharpen your mind, too.

You can walk with a family member, or a neighbour, while maintaining social distancing with one another. Or you can listen to your music, or even listen to a Ted Talk, carefully while still obeying traffic rules. Or you can just walk in peace, enjoying the sounds of nature, the sky, and the flowers. Whichever way you do it, there is no wrong way.

Today, I plan on taking a walk to the library. I can’t wait to go. I like to listen to music when I walk. Although this time I was planning on taking a different route there, it’s always fun to mix things up.

Get out and enjoy the day! Your body will thank you.

Self Care

Self care is extremely important, especially with how chaotic the world is right now. It’s okay to not be okay when the world isn’t okay. The vast majority of the world’s population haven’t lived in a pandemic before, so it’s okay to not always know what you need to do next.

But what you should always do is, learn to take care of yourself. It’s important to engage in healthy coping mechanisms like yoga, meditation, or other forms of exercises. Another tip is work on a plan on making sure you are getting enough sleep every night. Work on maintaining a healthy diet of vegetables and fruits.

But it’s also important to learn to take a rest, instead of quitting. Lets use this time of uncertainty to work together, and strengthen others, instead of bringing people down. It’s okay to ask for help. This pandemic is a hardship for everyone. Most importantly, make time to do things that make you happy.

Day Ten

Today, I am thankful to learn new things. I love learning new recipes, new languages and new skills. Right now I have been going through my recipe books, and I have been relearning French on a language app on my phone. They say we learn something new every day. I wholeheartedly agree with that.

I love being able to learn new things. It is such a privilege to make time and having many different resources at our fingertips that allow us to learn new things. It helps sharpen our minds. They are many healthy benefits that come with having a healthy mind. Learning new things helps keep our minds and brains in shape.

What are you most grateful for learning?

Doing Me

I have always viewed taking care of yourself as a selfish act but now that I have focused on myself it isn’t a selfish but a selfless state like Eckhart Tolle said in The Power of Now. I am thoroughly enjoying that book. Now I’m not saying you have never have to help out people ever, you still can. I am showing us the difference between letting someone walk over you and helping them out. There is a difference.

I did a lot of things that we were just for me and not for anyone else. I went for a run. I washed the dishes and put them away. I swept my room. These tasks are so simple but they sparked a lot of joy to me. I also ate healthy foods from doing all of that exercises and stretches.

Lesson of the Day

Doing things for yourself isn’t a selfish it is a selfless state. Start small and build your way.

Day 133

Today has been far the most productive I have had in a long time.

I have had a stressful week but I am slowly becoming more positive.

I am eating healthier, I’ve been exercising more and I have been focusing on me more. I feel great!

This week…

1. Continue to eat healthy

2. Exercise

3. Read

Day 126

This week things are getting better. Slowly.

There are days where I would like to lay in bed and not deal with things or people.

I am trying to get by.

Goals for this week…

1. Continue to exercise

2. Eat healthy

3. Get more sleep

Day 28

Okay, I had a good week. I ate really healthy over the past few days. I visited many people I haven’t seen in awhile (my grandparents, my cousin and a family friend).

I have been organizing a lot although it is still a work in progress but it is almost done.

I went to bed early last night and I have been trying to get into the habit of stretching and doing a few yoga poses as well.

I feel happier and proud of myself for competing these resolutions. I will still make time do these resolutions even in February.

 

Gala Apple

My boyfriend and I are trying to eat more healthier compared to what we used to eat. Mind you we aren’t going to be healthy every day there will be times where we can break the rules.

Today we had our apple, like they say “An apple keeps the doctor away.” I had a Gala Apple. I love apples especially during this time of year. 🙂

My Body Is My Temple

After having a very unhealthy lunch I came to the realization that I should treat my body better. My body is my temple. If I don’t take care of it then it wouldn’t be able to function properly. I’m going to be eating healthier, and when I was on the bus I got off at the stop before my actual stop just to get a few extra steps in.my day.

I need to start taking better care of myself for when I would like to have children. I’m not talking about the near future but I would like to start my own family when I’m in my late 20s, early 30s.

Today, I will learn the importance of taking care of myself.