Build A Strong Body AND Mind
I want to share my daily MENTAL HEALTH routine because I believe mental health is just as important as physical health.
>>>> The body obeys the mind>>>
So maybe even more so...
This may look like a lot, but I don’t care. I need it.
DAILY morning routine (sets up creative mode as opposed to reactive mode) that includes:
Meditation - For increasing self-awareness and calm. Builds skills to manage stress (Going to keep coming) increases patience and tolerance etc
Wim Hoff Breathing AND daily cold exposure - Proven to help with anxiety, depression and stress. improves focus, mental clarity, and circulation. Helps develop mastery over your nervous, immune, and cardiovascular systems
Movement/Exercise - Movement is a medicine for 'creating' change in a persons physical, emotional, and mental states.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.
Energy is vital and what we consume, content, food/drink, our environment, sleep will all impact our overall wellbeing.
ONE way I protect my 'energy' is by taking regular breaks from social media...
I've never been huge on any form of social media anyway and haven't used my personal FB this year.
If I didn't have an online business page for scheduled post/ads (where I attempt to share real usable content) I probably wouldn't even use it at all..
Social media steals energy, encouraging comparing ourselves to others and 'doom scrolling' on social feeds to a paralysis of choice and chasing external gratification, along with the supposed status and materialism
That does nothing to nurture authentic happiness.
Take Instagram for example, it's the BIGGEST fake filtered site with the BIGGEST amount of FAKE 'influencers'
Where people constantly compare to these manipulated fake and filtered (perfect) lives, and bodies, that doesn't show full transparency.
Listen, if peoples lives were as perfect as they make them out to be on there…
They wouldn’t spend as much time on there, would they?
They’d be too busy having fun with that amazing life and spending all that money they say they’re making.
That fella Mark Twain said: “Comparison is the thief of joy”
Comparison does no-one any favours
So PLEASE… stop comparing your life, and your results to other peoples.
Don’t thank me. Thank Mr Twain. :p
The 'health' and fitness industry is ALSO (ironically) TERRIBLE for this, from the outside everything looks perfect...
On the inside? Trust me, it's a VERY different story.
They're often just as insecure as people OUTSIDE the industry, probably more so!
Similar deal to a lot of these 'celebs' that I have also 'followed' and have come to notice that many have the same insecurities, even if they attempt to hide on their socials.
People you see 'successful' on TV, your fav 'celebs' will be posting, most days, some kind of filtered look/give me attention post in an attempt to stay relevant as well as that need for adulation
Yep, these insecure 'celebs' crave like the like button and external gratification!
Yet, in REALITY, people will ONLY ever show their HIGHLIGHTS, which is all just smoke and mirrors and unrealistic, encouraging you compare something that's not real.
Most peoples unhappiness?
Come from when your expectations don't match your reality!
Well if your expectations are of somebody else's FAKE reality?
The thing about happiness?
It's just state of mind, and your state of mind is your mood or mental state at a particular time, meaning it will interact and change all the time so if you can accept you won't always feel happy you'll know you won't always feel sad - No positive without negative right?
Also, if you are just constantly taking on content, regardless of whether you consider it good or bad, you NEVER take the opportunity to process ANYTHING, which is likely to leave you in reactive mode.
Just possible triggers to consider if you are struggling a little..
See, to build a healthy mindset takes work, it takes commitment and courage, patience and kindness, humility and action.
Asking for help doesn't mean you are broken or a failure it means you are a curious human being that wants to be the best version of yourself.
Knowing you are in control (and taking responsibility is the most empowering thing you will ever do) of your overall wellbeing and can change it at any time is the key, hence the sharing of my mental health routine.
What do you do?
Anton 'body & mind' Hedges
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