Everywhere you look someone has the answer as to how you can improve your life. Whether you're suffering from body image issues, anxiety, depression or any host of a number of chronic health conditions, there seems to be 101 conflicting miracle cures. Yet how is it then that one person's provided 'answer' or 'solution' conflicts entirely with the next one?
The answer is simple: there is no 'one size fits all' approach to both your physical and mental health. That's the beauty of life; we are all individuals, and with being an individual comes a completely personalised approach to finding out what works best for you. There is no black and white, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy when it comes to creating balance in your life. The exciting thing is, embarking on that journey of working out what makes you tick, doesn't come at a price tag. It comes at being true to yourself. So what are the steps to figuring this out?
1. STOP. That's right. Just stop. Take a moment to check in with yourself throughout the day. Then..
2. LISTEN. Your body and mind will tell you whether or not what you're currently doing, eating, or thinking, is serving you at this time.
3. CONTINUE or CHANGE: If all is well, then keep going! If something isn't sitting right, then don't keep going with it. Explore the root issue further.
With these 3 simple steps I hope you can work towards creating a more balanced life for yourself and encourage those around you to do the same!
Presented by Thomas Grainger