How do we go about changing our lifestyles if we’re looking to feel happier and healthier? Because let’s face it: Making lasting changes is so hard. But did you know that there are defined stages of behaviour change? Knowing what they are can really help you to understand where you are in your own particular health journey and to clearly see the path ahead.
Depression and hope: it’s not the greatest friendship.
So many of these negative thoughts that keep coming uninvited try to convince you that things will never get better for you. That you might as well stop trying because there simply isn’t any hope for you. But you know, there IS hope and there are ways to access that feeling again.
Did you know that eating protein has a direct effect on your mood? Turns out, protein’s building blocks, amino acids, are needed to make those feel-good neurotransmitters that are often low when you’re feeling depressed.
Your basic beliefs about yourself have huge implications for your achievements and success, and adopting a growth mindset can make such a huge difference on your road to recovery from depression.
Exercise can make such a huge difference to your mental health, and can really help to lift your mood. There’s tons of options out there, and lots of helpful tips to start if you’ve never really been much a sporty person before.
The art of taking action: Accept what is, feel your feelings, and then choose activity over inactivity. Do what needs doing despite how you feel!
The difference this can make to your mental health is truly phenomenal and far-reaching.
Your character strengths reflect the “real” core you. Knowing what they are can help you overcome difficulties, achieve your goals and enhance your overall wellbeing. And there’s a free test to find out what yours are!
If you haven’t heard of Candida yet, then make sure to read this post. Candida is a form of yeast that can overgrow inside your gut causing ALL sorts of symptoms. Depression is one of those.
Depression affects you and your life in so many ways. In a similar way, you need to consider anything and everything in your life that affects your wellbeing to truly get better.
We all want to be happier but do you actually know how to increase your happiness long-term? Positive psychology looks at exactly that and offers research-based explanations and advice. The answers are surprising!
We all want definite answers and easy solutions. But when it comes to mental health, this approach can keep us stuck. The magic bullet solution doesn’t really exist. It’s a whole combination of things that got us ill and that will make us well again.
Yoga is an ancient practice that’s still practised by millions all around the world. It connects body, mind and spirit and is just so helpful when you’re trying to switch off your over-busy mind.