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Taking Care of my health

With everything going on in the world, it can be easy to neglect ourselves, and our bodies. We have to take care of so much else in our daily lives, that it is easy to slip into bad habits. Next thing you know, you are six donuts deep in a box of twelve and you are not sure how you got there. (Yeah, I have been there too).

Self-care is super important and staying healthy plays a big part in that. And I am not just talking about physical health, I am talking about mental health too. The two go hand-in-hand. Our minds are connected to our bodies, and our bodies to our minds. If we only take care of one, we can still feel miserable.

Below you’ll find some resources to help you keep healthy. But in the meantime:

Figure out what health is to you. Think about what areas in your life you would like to be healthier. It could be something as simple as getting more sleep. Just start making small and manageable changes.

Be patient. You are not going to become a kung fu master in a day. Sometimes you’ll manage to keep up healthy habits, and other times you won’t. That’s okay. Don’t be hard on yourself.

Hang in there.

Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!

Here are some things that can help you with that.

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Make sure you’re looking after your mental health

Great
reads

The Mountain is You by Brianna West
This book is about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it-for good

The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz
This book explores how our increasing dependence on technology and radical changes to the workplace is making us more isolated than ever before.

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships.

Great
Films

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.

If I Stay
Mia meets with a terrible accident on her way to her grandparents' house. Although Mia slips into a coma, she has an out-of-body experience and realises that she must make a life-altering choice.

Peaceful Warrior
Dan, a college student and a world-champion gymnast, is disturbed and wants to add some meaning to his life. A chance encounter leads him to discover an enlightened way ahead.

Spotify

There is nothing better than sounds of self-love. Dive right in.

Podcasts

Growth in Progress
This is a podcast where best friends Charlotte & Helli catch up for a frank discussion about the things that aren’t usually spoken about.

The Struggle Bus
Co-hosts Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits, and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird

Put Yourself First
From business to mindset, to personal growth and spirituality, consider this your action-packed weekly dose of inspiration to make your dreams a reality.

Places to find more resources

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