Nourish your mind with one simple method
Recently, I’ve been thinking about ways I can nourish my mind to make sure I stay healthy mentally, as well as physically. The best way to do that is to write a list of things you love to do, and then implement them into your everyday life!
Here’s my list:
- FHIT workouts.
- Trying new recipes in the kitchen.
- Setting small, achievable goals each week.
- Practicing my favourite mindfulness activities.
Let’s break them down.
I have always felt passionate about working out and staying fit – thanks to my elite gymnast background it’s been a big part of my life for such a long time – and it makes me so happy to have a community of people who do the FHIT workouts with me.
I always set aside time in my day to make sure I get my sweat on and the best part about the FHIT programs is that you can do them anytime, anywhere. If you want to read more about FHIT, check it out here.
Trying new recipes in the kitchen
We all need a creative outlet, whether it’s sewing, cooking or painting. For me, baking healthy treats, or trying a new recipe for a virtual dinner party is how I’m keeping busy. The best part – there’s always a fridge and pantry full of delicious food for when I… or Simon, get hungry!
Making small, achievable goals each week
If you’re a FHIT member you know how important goal setting is to hold yourself accountable. By setting small, achievable goals each week you have something to strive towards. It could be as simple as ‘This week I’m going to make my bed every morning”, or ‘I’m going to make sure I practice mindfulness everyday’, or ‘I will go for a walk each morning before I sit down for work’. Make it work for you.
Practicing my favourite mindfulness activities
Last, but definitely not least, is practicing mindfulness. One of my favourite mindfulness activities is STOP, provided by FHIT resident psychologist, Brian Langsworth. Make sure you give it a go, it’s a great way to refresh and think clearly.
So, there you have it, four small things I’ve been doing to nourish my mind during these crazy times. Start by writing down a list of things you love to do and turn them into actions!