What changes could you make to improve your physical health?
Again, physical health is very important to me and one that many Americans deem not important until the unexpected happens — I am a firm believer that when one takes care of their physical health it can make the difference in their attitude and how they carry themselves. Personally, this list is for me but doesn’t mean that others can not take this same advice or follow suit, and as always, if you find other things you want to add to the list, feel free to do so in the comments.
- Have my annual check ups with my doctor
- Take care of my oral hygiene
- staying active outside of the gym
- eat less processed foods
- take care of skin and hair
- drink water daily
- again, get enough sleep
How could you take better care of your mental health?
Mental health is very important to me, so this question definitely is helpful to not only myself but to others who have mental health conditions and need advice or tips that I am currently taking or that I am planning on implementing in my life so that I can live a healthier lifestyle. If any of my readers would like to add to this list of things, please feel free, everyone is different and I am always open to different ideas.
- Ridding people in my life who are toxic, negative, and mentally draining
- Finding ways to better manage my anxieties, depressive moods and stress
- Fueling my mind with affirmations, meditations, good quality food, and positive thoughts
- Not allow myself to give too much of myself to anyone to prevent from pouring from an “empty cup”
- Have boundaries/create boundaries to have control over myself and what I will allow and prevent those from taking advantage of me
- Communicate with a therapist, friend, family, spouse instead of keeping everything bundled up inside
- Take time for myself as much as possible
- read, listen to podcast, watch educational videos – keep my mind busy with learning experiences
- Get enough sleep daily
How do you feel about your body? Would you change anything?
- Honestly, I have a love hate relationship with my body and always have — I know others would say I am athletic, strong build and in shape from looking at me, but I tend to look at myself differently and knit pick things I don’t like about body. I would change a lot of things about my body [some of which I am working on now]. I haven’t been diagnosed but I feel I may have body dysmorphia — not necessarily severe though; but a touch of it.
Have you ever lied or cheated in a relationship? Did you come clean? Do you regret it now?
- I have never lied nor cheated while being in a relationship.
Can you communicate well in a relationship? Do you talk our your problems?
- In the past, no. Fast forward to now, if I was in a relationship, I would do a better job of communicating my thoughts and feelings to my partner & as far a “talking out my problems” in a relationship, I have a hard time with. In the past whenever an issue arose, I would either shut down and kind of walk away or stay silent, or I would be super anxious and jump to the worst case scenario. Instead of talking about problems within the relationship, etc I would scour and automatically put the blame on myself,
Do you feel that you need more encouragement from others?
- While I do believe it would be nice to have more outside encouragement, I don’t depend on it or expect it because I have for so long relied on my own self motivation to pull me through & while it isn’t as strong as someone else believing in you or pushing you — sometimes it is just enough of what I need to kick me into gear. I have taught myself to be thankful when someone does take the time to encourage me but not fuss if it doesn’t happen because being my own strength I can count on more so than not, and having built this habit to encourage myself, I feel it comes handy when I don’t get outside encouragement from others.
How do you feel about them? Do you have good working relationships?
- At both jobs I am civil with those I am not huge fans of because I like to keep things professional and focus on the task at hand. At the gym there is only like ONE person whom I don’t like and that’s because she annoys me & comes off extremely fake and just superficial — I haven’t been a fan since being first introduced. I don’t work along side of her and on rare occasions we might run into each other but I don’t go out of my way to be rude but I don’t go out of my way to hold a conversation either; basically greet and move on. My third shift job, I don’t like the majority of my teammates due to their character flaws that have turned me off or how they have treated me in the past; there is only a very select few whom I consider friends outside of work and enjoy being around. As far as working relationships, I can work with someone regardless of how I feel about them for the most part, and if it becomes an issue, I take it up with the head honcho so that it no longer effects my work environment or I handle the issue at hand if need be on my own.