True Health and Happiness Starts With You

There are times where it may seem like life is coming at you at such a fast pace that if you blink you might miss something. This is especially true if you happen to have a lot on your plate. With work, school, a family, and other obligations on the table, you may feel like you don’t have time for you anymore. As realistic as that may be, you need to keep this in mind. If you don’t make or take the time to take care of yourself, who will?


Don’t fool yourself into thinking that if you fall ill with a little cold that you are perfectly okay. That’s not the issue. If you don’t take care of your mind, body, and mental health now, when things do start to fall apart, you could find yourself facing some pretty distressing health news.

Swallow Your Pride

Suck it up and make an appointment to see your doctor. Even if it has been a long time since you’ve seen them or you feel quite fine, you still need to know the status of your health. Find out what your risks are for diabetes and heart disease. Have a heart to heart with your physician so they can provide you with important information that is pertinent to your health.
Take a Look at the Scale
It is possible for you to be overweight and still look like you are in shape. Even if you look and feel great now, the numbers on the scale don’t lie. Weigh yourself and use it to calculate your BMI. If it turns out that you can stand to lose a few pounds, join a Zumba, jazzercise, or aerobics class. If you are looking to achieve fast results, consider joining a CrossFit group if you are feeling really hardcore.

Assess Your Living Accommodations

If you are not home much and spend most of your time on the go, there is a good chance that you don’t have much time to keep your home clean and organized unless you hire a maid. On one of your off days, take a walk around your home and try to look at it from a fresh perspective. Take note of what items you have that don’t necessarily belong and write down the items you have that you no longer need or use. Even if you have an attic, basement, or personal storage unit to store these things in, there is no point in you holding onto useless things. Donate them or toss them out. If you are feeling pretty savvy and want to make some money, consider putting them up for sale on an online auction site like eBay or something.

Explore Your Options

There are many ways you can take charge of your health. One could diet but in order for you to do so, you’ll need to know which one is the most beneficial for you. You could also start a new fitness activity like yoga so you can learn how to meditate to relax your mind and improve your body’s flexibility. One could even join a motivation group or become a mentor to some youngsters. The options you have are endless. Although you may have a busy schedule, if it’s something that you really want to do, you’ll make time for it.

Reestablish Your Love Affair With Food

Just because you are turning over a new leaf and revamping your lifestyle for a better one doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy many of your favorite snacks like cookies. Hampton Creek has some tasty, yet nutritious cookie dough and cookies that you can enjoy at any time without feeling guilty about whatever diet you’re on.
While you are learning about foods you can purchase from the store, don’t forget to learn how to prepare your foods from scratch. You don’t need to have professional culinary skills or talents in order to prepare healthy meals that you’ll enjoy. Research different recipes and don’t be afraid to ask your friends, relatives, and peers for suggestions.
Once you get in the habit of paying a little extra attention to yourself, you‘ll find that you’ve missed it and want more of it. Feel free to explore the myriad of ways you can cater to yourself so you can become a better and more efficient person for everyone else. A well-cared for mind and body is happier and more productive than one that is overworked and neglected.

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  1. October 27, 2016 / 9:48 am

    This post has come at the righ time, I’m really doing a lot of self love at the moment as I kind of forgot to do that. I’ve actually just come down with the flu which I have been fighting for a couple of weeks but it just grabbed hold of me so I’m trying to take better care of myself. We can all take some small steps to look after ourselves better. Life is passes us by in a blink of an eye. Also the tip about clearing unused things from your house is possibly my favourite thing to do anyway. I love a good clear out!

  2. October 24, 2016 / 6:46 am

    So many great points made and they’re all so true. Love the one about food!

  3. October 23, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I agree with so much of this, we all need to take a step back every now and again to reposition where we are and where we want to be.

  4. October 23, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    My folks have heard of CrossFit before….it’s brutal. I think maybe a bit of spring cleaning would help them!

  5. Laura
    October 23, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I love tidying and getting rid of everything that I dont need. A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind! xxx

  6. Tanya Brannan
    October 23, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    You are so right! I think we all need to step back and re-evaluate every now and again. I will be biting the bullet and visiting my doctor in the next couple of weeks. x

  7. La French Connection
    October 23, 2016 / 10:06 am

    That’s a great post as they are simple advice that anyone can follow. As far as the love affair with food is going, I think I’m on top of it! At least that’s one thing I don’t need to think about 🙂

  8. Nayna Kanabar
    October 22, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I really enjoy reading your posts as you always touch on simple things we can do in life to make it better for us.

  9. October 22, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    This is a fantastic post. I feel like I am really bad at taking care of myself sometimes!

  10. October 22, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Great advice, things that people wouldn’t usually have thought about. I know I haven’t and I’m just recovering from a cold! x

  11. October 22, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    This is such a great post! I think I am always last on my list of the people who need looking after when sometimes I am probably the person who needs it the most, self care is so important and I really should remember that more often than not xx

  12. Beautyqueenuk
    October 22, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Some great advice and it is totally true. Whenever I have a cold on route, I do take a look at myself and see what I can change x

  13. October 22, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Great tips, I think that people are usually too afraid to ask for help x

  14. October 22, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Some great advice here, thanks for posting.

  15. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    October 22, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Lots of important points to remember here, especially the one about food.

  16. October 22, 2016 / 12:26 am

    some great advice right there! i love the explore your options point

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:40 am

      Thanks Nicol

  17. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    October 21, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    It’s so important to remember this! A great post x

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:40 am

      Thanks Hannah

  18. Kathryn
    October 21, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    What a lovely post! It is so important to take care of yourself xx

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:40 am

      Thanks and so true

  19. October 21, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    This is such a great post – it can be hard to remember to think of yourself and look after yourself from time to time. x

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:39 am

      It can definitely

  20. October 21, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    It’s important to practice self love and remember to take time out for ourselves. People often forget that.

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:39 am

      We often forget this and think just helping others will be enough

  21. Christine Dodd
    October 21, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I couldn’t agree more – never forget that you only have one body and it has to last you a very long time.

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:39 am

      Exactly only one body

  22. October 21, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I’m a big believer that you need to take some take for yourself before things get too overwhelming x

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:39 am

      ABSOLUTELY

  23. Jo Wiggins
    October 21, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I quite often have a de clutter of clothes and items in my home, if I haven’t worn or used it for 3 months then I generally pack it off to the charity shop x

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:38 am

      That’s really awesome, I try every 6 weeks to do the same

  24. Sarah | Susty Meals
    October 21, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I’m definitely a huge advocate for taking some time for self-care as it is so easy to spend your time and energy on other people and things. If I’m feeling a bit off kilter, I like to have a bit of a clear out as it gives me a boost and a bit of cash too 🙂

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:38 am

      Yea it’s easy to get lost helping others and forget about ourselves

  25. October 21, 2016 / 9:40 am

    What a great post. Sometimes by taking some time to look at how all the little things are in our life we can actually improve our life in general!

    • October 22, 2016 / 7:37 am

      That is very true

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