If you need to have a tantrum every now and again that’s fine.
We all should be conscious of the fact that you can’t drink from an empty cup, and if you are feeling challenged or physically and emotionally drained, then it will be difficult to assist friends and loved ones. So focus on your own health and well being, so that you can not only sustain yourself but also those around you… and if you really need to have a tantrum every now and again that’s fine too.
Here are some ways we like to look after ourselves, and they are a good place for you to start:
1. Get outside
Being out in the bush and in nature is a great place to be right now. Fresh air, Vitamin D, and a good dose of oxygen and ‘green’ surroundings have all proven to have exceptional physical and mental health benefits. A lack of Vitamin D has been proven to have significant medical and psychological consequences and since the major source of vitamin D is natural sunlight, the more you can get outside the better, especially in the colder months!
2. Minimise Stress
Turn off the news for a start! Stress and mental health plays a huge part in our immunity strength. Now more than ever it’s really important focus on your stress levels and put into practice some ways to reduce stress and improve/maintain your mental health.
3. Stay Connected
Call a friend, go for a walk with someone and a chat, practising social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t connect safely and responsibly with others. This doesn’t mean scrolling social media, it means actually talking to someone.
We encourage you to join us for a day out in nature…. even with social distancing at the moment, there is no better way than to get outside into open spaces with small groups of people for some exercise, fresh air, sunlight and yummy food.
4. Eat Well
It is no secret that nutrition plays a big part in your immune system strength. A simple rule of thumb is to minimise processed foods (anything made in a factory), eat a balanced amount of fruit, vegetables, protein and carbs, and include as many colours in your meals as possible!
Mother Nature is very clever, she produces the food that we need the most for each season ie: citrus fruits packed with vitamin C in Winter, water and electrolyte packed fruits in Summer. Eating foods in season is not only cheaper but is good for ultimate gut health due to the year round variety and balance. Read more about seasonal eating here: https://ohmyveggies.com/a-beginners-guide-to-seasonal-eating/
Moving your body releases endorphins, boosting your serotonin and therefore your immunity.
Being able to switch off inner and outer noise through mediation has huge benefits. Training your brain to be in the present moment instead of stressing about tomorrow has huge mental health benefits and equips you for dealing with stress better.