Living in the City is fantastic I love having everything I need in walking distance, (fast paced – walking distance) and that I can pretty much order anything I want be it cupcakes, healthy dinners, Chinese food and even milkshakes in under 45 minutes. The bars stay open till late and UBER’S are dominating the streets but sometimes it is nice to say farewell to the concrete jungle and head off into the unknown. It has windy roads, cozy pubs and there is not an UBER insight, in fact I’m not sure if they have even heard of UBER.
One thing I’ve noticed since becoming an adult is that everything moves so fast your days all merge into one and I find myself putting my car keys in the fridge asking what day of the week it is.
Changing my diet and becoming more active has definitely allowed me to be more on top of my game but with my healthy eating and exercise regime I have days off, a cheat day for food, a rest day for my body but when do you rest your mind? How often do you just stop and do absolutely nothing? Not only do nothing but think nothing not one single thing I know I don’t. After years I finally worked out that if I don’t stop for a moment to rest no matter how healthy my eating is or how active I am I will burn out catch a cold and then my days slow down, my mind will clog up, my diet will go to pot and I’m back in the lazy hole of feeling like absolute crap.
It’s so important to refresh your mind and find a way that you love to relax. So this weekend me and my boyfriend went away to the countryside spent a rainy afternoon under the duvet watching awful television, gorging on Easter Eggs and laughing at the cows that peeked through the window, it was great. We went shopping caught up with friends and didn’t think for one second about anything we left at home well I know I didn’t I was too hungover from my Spice Girls reunion (more to come on this).
We are all guilty of moving so fast but taking some time out for yourself even if it is just a couple of hours rather than a weekend away will really help to keep your spirits high and pull your sh**t together relaxing helps:
- Improve your creativity
- Reduce stress levels
- Enhance Immunity
- To sleep better
- Gives you, even more, energy and so many more things.
There isn’t just the mental benefits but relaxing and easing your brain for a little bit really aids your weight loss. Have you ever been so determined to lose weight you become obsessed? stressing out, testing the scales.. are they broken? why aren’t they going down? why is my stomach bloated? Did I finish that report at work? I think my manager hates me… You get the picture being stressed slows your metabolism right down and the excess fatty bits stick to you not just stick to you grip hold and refuse to let go.
So my advice to you, stop for a little while in the madness book a break or something to look forward to like a spa day or simply take up a new hobby, walk the dog a little longer than usual, have a bubble bath do anything that allows you to rest your mind just for a little while.
All the pieces will settle into place soon.
Take a look here and see how I am feeling so far with all the new changes I’ve made