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Relaxation Techniques for Good Mental Health

Relaxation techniques for good mental health

Maintaining good mental health means accepting that we will get stressed or anxious from time to time.  That is natural and it only becomes a problem if the feelings build and become so overwhelming that we can’t cope.  Finding ways to relax our mind and our body to reduce stress and anxiety is essential for good mental and physical health…. Read more »

Sizzling Towards 60 Focus on Midlife Mental Health

Midlife Mental Health Week

As part of World Mental Health Day, I will be publishing a series of short posts on Midlife Mental Health  & Wellbeing each day for the next week.  Mental Health is such an important topic with 1 in 5 Australians suffering from mental illness.  Although being anxious is not limited to older people, studies show that as we age we… Read more »

‘Z’ is for Zen – Finding clarity in your life

z-is-for-zen-compressor

  The Urban Dictionary describes Zen as: ‘a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.  Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.’ Throughout the A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, I have suggested… Read more »

‘R’ is for Relax, Recover & Refresh – Why we need a recovery day

R is for Relax, recover, refresh

  There comes a time when we are feeling overwhelmed, tired or just feeling ‘blah’.  We feel stressed and irritable. Our bodies are telling us to slow down BUT we aren’t always listening. Taking time off to recover your mind and your body is just as important for your health as a good workout.  You cannot function effectively if you… Read more »

‘N’ is for Nourishment – It isn’t all about Food

N is for Nourishment

When I think of the word ‘Nourishment’ I immediately think of food; eating foods that provide nourishment and keep my body healthy. The Oxford Dictionary suggests that Nourishment means: ‘The food necessary for growth, health, and good condition’ We nourish our bodies but we also need to provide nourishment for our minds and our soul to achieve total overall health… Read more »

‘K’ is for Knitting – How relaxation helps our mental & physical health

K is for Knitting

Now I suppose you are wondering why Knitting would be included in my A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle.  I can hear you thinking that whilst Knitting might exercise your hands, it can hardly be described as a hard core workout. However, if you have read my previous posts from ‘A – J’, you will see that my approach… Read more »

My Top 5 Life Hacks for Happier, Healthier Life

5 top life hacks

Do you struggle to get through everything in a day and find that there is NO TIME FOR YOU or YOUR HEALTH? In this week’s #FridayReflections, (a FB Blogging group I belong to), one of the writing prompts asked:  “What are your top life hacks?” . Now call me slow, but I still didn’t get where the word ‘hacks’ came… Read more »

Declutter Your Mind – It’s good for the Soul!

Declutter your mind

On the weekend I looked at my dressing table and thought what a mess!  We divide our times between looking after my husband’s parents and then going to a new home on the Coast.  Life takes over and things pile up and the poor dressing table becomes a dumping ground. You know the feeling there is always one place in… Read more »