I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of prioritizing your mental health. As a psychology student, that’s really not that unusual. I think it’s come up a lot in my mind because I see so many people coming to the behavioral health hospital to get professional help. Yes there are some who don’t really want to be there, but there are others who know that they need to be there so they come willingly to get help to be able to better function.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day spent with all your loved ones! My roommates and I hung out at home which was so nice since we’re all on different schedules. Drop me a comment to let me know how you celebrated!! Continue reading “Healthy Living Friday – 4”
Do you ever feel like you’re reliving the same day over and over and over and over? Welcome to Groundhog Day. Although there’s something to be said about redoing something until it’s perfect, more often than not, the idea of reliving the same thing is a nightmare. Anxiety causes us to replay things that didn’t go 100% right. Repetitive, tedious days can feel like an inescapable trap. Continue reading “Healthy Living Friday – 3”
Welcome to week two of my 2018 Healthy Living Friday series! This week I want to talk a little bit about getting active. Continue reading “Healthy Living Friday – 2”
Happy Sunday everyone! I wanted to get this post live on Friday, but I disconnected quite a bit this weekend on a ski trip to Crystal Mountain and Traverse City. I think that I’m going to start doing healthy living posts on Fridays. These can be anything from recipes to tips to my experiences attempting to live a healthier, more natural and clean lifestyle! Continue reading “Healthy Living Friday – 1”
Ok y’all! I’ve been so excited to share this with you. One of my Christmas gifts was Young Living Essential Oils and a diffuser. I wanted to try it out for a few weeks to make sure I really do like it, and I must say I am a huge fan!! My roommate got a diffuser and oils for Christmas too, so we’ve embarked on our oily journey together. I want to share with you a few things I’ve learned so far and I’ll continue sharing as I learn more! If you’re at all interested in investing in some oils (I highly recommend doing so!) click here to order your starter kit or click here for more information!
We live in a society of instant communication, instant answers, instant gratification. Everything and anything can be found with the press of a button on our phones. This constant communication and connection can be really unhealthy though.
Let’s talk about healthy living for a little bit. This is something on which I am reasonably educated yet I still struggle with it. I know that I need to exercise and probably cut back on the sweets and salts. However, I’m not someone who will try a fad diet or grueling work out program. I want to share with you some ways that make healthy living fun for me.
In terms of exercise, I do hot yoga, go on walks, and ride my bike. I love walks and bike rides because they’re relaxing and I get to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. But the weather is not always as nice as it was today, and that’s one of the reasons I love yoga. I like being able to go to the studio where it’s warm and cozy and relax while working out. I never thought I would like hot yoga. I typically don’t do well in hot conditions and have a tendency to get overheated in the summertime. However, the warmth and humidity allow you to relax into otherwise painful poses and gain a lot more flexibility.