At the moment, I don’t know about you but everyday brings something that makes us think about what the next couple of weeks will be like… Whether that’s new Covid rules, change of routines linked to that or just managing our own reactions to all this..
And usually if we are not careful our health – physical and mental – can be pushed to the bottom of the list.
so here a few things to think about to keep on top of it
- Water – We need to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. How much have you had so far? Go and drink a glass now!
- Food – The human body needs food for energy, to keep warm, and for growth and repair. We need many nutrients on a daily basis in order to stay healthy: carbohydrates, protein and fats but also minerals and vitamins. So let’s try to keep a balanced diet of fresh food.
- Sleep – ?? – You may need more than what you get today. An adult need between 7 and 9 hours a day. so he you feel you can’t concentrate or feel like you have brain fog, you probably need to get more sleep.
A few tips from the NHS about sleep routine: https://www.nhs.uk/…/sleep-and-tiredne…/how-to-get-to-sleep/
- Medical checks: Whether it is your back, your eyes, your teeth, you lady or man bits, blood test, your mental health or anything else…
When did you get last checked? maybe time to get your agenda out and list what checks you need to book and book them first thing monday!
And as it is #Pinkoctober – Check your breasts! if not sure how details here: https://coppafeel.org/your-boobs/boob-check-101/
Feel free to share with friends and family if you think it can be useful to them too!
- Exercise: What do you do during the week to move your body and stay active? List what you are doing today and what else you could do.
Some of my main “go to” tools are:
- Walking ( whether it is the school runs or walking around the block to get fresh air…)
- Dancing while cooking ( yes usually with the kids around! – it is also great to get rid of the stress of the day )
- Sports on saturday am ( usually outside)
- Mental Health: October 10th was mental health awareness day. when thinking about health we need to think about both our body and our brain ( as this is what makes us who we are and they are connected – it’s not like we can put our head on a shelf at night before sleep..). so think about what can help there. I know one thing for me that works is nature… here is a guide put together by Mentalhealth.org.uk
If you need more help to craft a self-care routine that works for you check my free self-care checklist here