17 Things People Need You To Know About Mental Health

Last year, on some of my worst days, people would ask me if I was okay or ask how I was. On those days, I wanted to cry or scream or be asked something that either didn’t make me think about how I felt or genuinely had room for my honest answer!

So, I asked as many people as were willing to answer, what they would honestly answer to one question of their choice during some of their worst mental health moments. These are their answers.

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The Practical Guide To Period Products (and why we need to help period newbies!)

While more people are becoming more open and comfortable to talk – and blog- about their period and periods in general (I’ve even done it myself in this post), there are still such massive issues surrounding menstruation.

As women, as adults, as parents, as teachers, as men, as fathers, as people – we need to know how to respect our bodies, look after our children, remember the planet and help those who are in need. Hopefully, this post can take even one person that one step closer to doing all of those things!

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Why I Feel Unpretty (And 6 Quotes To Help You Remember You’re Beautiful!) ║ Mind, Body & Soul

My waist isn’t small and my bum isn’t toned. My thighs are too fatty and my breasts too saggy. My freckles are awesome but my confidence doesn’t exist. Do you see the problem?

I know I have to keep trying. Keep trying to get to a place where I am happy and comfortable with my body. A place where I am confident in my physical attraction. A place where I remember how beautiful my mind can be too.

A place where I am happy to just be me, as I am.

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How To Get Fit Without Joining A Gym (Or Paying a Monthly Fee!)

Get Fit… Exercise More… Lose Weight… Be Healthier… Eat Better…

This year, over 26% of the New Year Resolutions made included one or more of the above making it the number one resolution for 2017…
The sad truth is that somewhere between 40-80% of people say they have never succeeded in their New Year Resolutions ever and only half of the people who make New Year Resolutions last longer than one month!

The Facts: For general health, we need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on five or more days of the week but “it is likely that, for many people, 45-60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a day will be needed to prevent obesity”. Moderate activity is anything that gets your heart rate elevated and helps you break a sweat.

So how can you do this at home without spending an average of £444 a year on the gym alone?!

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I Owe It To Myself To Be Amazing, So I Am

I will learn to exercise patience and kindness as often as possible,
Stay vulnerable when I want to close my heart
And practice coexisting with things that make me uncomfortable (like anxiety).
I will set boundaries of respect, work to honour them,
And be willing to edit the roles of people in my life who can’t.
I will do things that scare me.
I challenge the odds, I raise the bar, I defy statistics.
I refuse to give up.
I will challenge my passions, ideas and fears.

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