I’ve come to a conclusion of what I need to do on a daily basis in order live a life that is healthy for my mind, my body and my soul all at once.
MIND – To keep my mind healthy I’ve started using an app called Elevate that I found on Google Play which is a series of games and activities that work your mind like a game that helps you get faster at calculating percentages or one that helps you learn to read faster.
Another thing I’ve started doing is reading more. Now I’m a great lover of words, I love books of all kinds and genres but in recent years with university I’ve been reading less and less. Now I’m using my time on public transport in the morning and in the afternoons to to read whatever book has recently caught my interest, currently I’m reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
BODY – Keeping my body healthy is difficult for me because I spent several years in a depressive bubble which consisted of eat, read, sleep and repeat. So I’m very out of shape and on top of that I’m an asthmatic and suffer from migraines frequently so exercise is not something I’m used to doing. I have however, started walking on the treadmill regularly and downloaded a yoga app called ‘Down Dog’ that looks interesting.
I’ve also had a look at my diet and have cut out Soft Drink, Potato Chips and added more fruit, vegetables and Water to the line up. I refuse to cut out the foods I love to eat even if they’re unhealthy but I have began to have them only in moderation instead of 2-4 times a week like I had been.
SOUL – my soul is the hardest thing for me to keep nourished and healthy. I have a very bleak view of the world, I’m cynical and tend to think the worse of future. I’ve been trying to fight my outlook of world with daily affirmations and thanks for all the good things in my life. I’ve also begun to meditate regularly again a habit I started as a child as a way to control my rather explosive temper and fell out of during my depression now I’ve begun again and I feel less stressed, less tense and more fluid if that makes sense?
I’ve also made the decision to cut down the time I spend on my Social Media accounts which thankfully I don’t spend huge amounts of time on to begin with but also the time I spend on technology in general. Disconnecting from the world of the internet in order to reconnect with the physical world.
One thing I have to keep reminding myself of constantly during this process is that this won’t have an immediate impact, that I have to be patient and that because results will be gradual, I might not even consciously notice them. Now I’m going to leave you with a quote I found that I love:
Take Care Everyone!