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Different Ways You Can Look and Feel Your Best

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Your approach to the way you look has a major impact on how you feel in life and in doing so, it promotes your mental health in general. Thus, it’s important not to let yourself wallow at home idle when you’ve completed all your day’s activity. Instead, wear some make-up and put on beautiful clothes. Do an exercise routine or prepare a healthy meal. You’ll feel more confident, more positive, and happier when you look good.

Here are some tips from author Janis Rosen to help you look and feel good.

Have a routine

Have a daily routine and follow it. A routine is only effective when it’s adhered to. Having structure in your everyday life is also very productive for your mental health and well-being. Set aside time for things you have to do and things (that) you enjoy doing. Hobbies should come later to avoid wasting any time you’ve set out for requirements. Ensure (that) you’ve put time aside for exercise and hanging out with friends. It helps to make the most out of your time.

Having a healthy routine is especially important if you have a stressful job: nurses and retail workers are in industries identified as having the most stress. So, make sure (that) you’re setting aside enough “me time” to help balance out the stress of your career. Otherwise, you could find yourself on the road to burnout.


Getting in shape is good for your internal health. Start by taking 30 mins of simple exercise each day as you elevate. Exercise helps alleviate stress as well as making you feel happier and confident in yourself. Make it a habit to go for short runs, walk, or take advantage of virtual fitness classes which will strengthen your muscles, joints, and mind.

If you maintain a busy schedule, try to find ways to get exercise throughout the day. Downtime during cooking can be an excellent opportunity. Grab a chair for a few triceps dips or do a few walking lunges while you wait for the water to boil, for example. Even putting on some music and dancing to your favourite tunes are good ideas.

If you decide to create a small workout area at home for your new routine, make sure you keep it clean and organized. Clutter can trap negative energy and cause a spike in stress levels, so it’s important (that) you keep this space — and the rest of your home — as tidy as possible.

Eat well

 What you eat has a significant effect on the way you feel and look. A diet full of fast food will make you have low energy and negatively impact your health and look. Therefore, the Health Service Executive notes that you should make sure you’re eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables to give your body the nutrients it needs. Drink plenty of water to keep your body performing at its peak and leave your skin looking radiant and slack-free.

Be watchful of your teeth

You can have a beautiful smile! Your teeth and oral health are a significant part of your overall health. Taking care of them is important.  Brush your teeth regularly, before and after you sleep, then after every meal. Frequent the dentist for regular checkups and eat lots of apples and carrots to strengthen your teeth, look good and be comfortable.

Take care of your skin

Poor diet, lack of exercise and harsh situations of stress and anxiety, can play a huge part in your skin’s health. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and create a skincare routine for healthy and radiant skin. Also, be keen on the type of product you use on your face; research before consuming. Know your skin type to be able to take good care of it.


Mayo Clinic points out that interacting with your loved ones helps to foster a sense of belonging. Socialising also gives you an outlet to share your troubles and gives you emotional support. By frequently engaging with your friends and family, you can always talk to a trusted person about what’s bothering you.

People who are close to you and want the best for you can offer you genuine advice on serious issues like changing your career if your current one doesn’t work for you anymore.

Treat yourself

 Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everyone is struggling in some way. So, you shouldn’t feel like you need to be constantly forcing yourself to maintain good habits.

You can treat yourself at home with candles and music. Or, take yourself out to that restaurant you’ve been eyeing up for weeks. Buying yourself something you’ve wanted for a while isn’t a bad idea either.

One great way to both care for yourself and reward yourself is by visiting a chiropractor. Whether you are trying to promote your general wellness or seeking relief from a specific issue, a visit to a licensed chiropractor can help you feel your best. With adjustments, soft tissue treatments, and specific pre-and post-natal care available, a visit to a chiropractor can meet your needs.

Practise Excellent Hygiene

 It’s important to maintain hygiene. Bathing can be pleasurable, stimulating, and at times remedial. Do the laundry and ironing regularly to keep you looking and smelling fresh all day long. If you’re the caregiver, take the time to show your loved ones the ropes and establish a routine.


 After the pandemic, a lot of people are focusing on their finances rather than self-care. However, from setting a routine and exercising to eating right, and treating yourself, you must take care of yourself not only for your looks but also your health as well.

Contributed by Sophie Letts. Sophie Letts has been practicing meditation for five years. Her practice has helped her in many ways, including improving her ability to focus and reducing feelings of anxiety. She created to help others get started with meditation, dispel meditation myths, and provide the resources others need to connect with their bodies, calm their minds, and embrace their true selves.

Janis Rosen is a life coach, counsellor, and hypnotherapist who can help you get your life back on the right track. Book a session today by calling (204) 475-3444.

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Don’t Stress: Preventing Anxiety Attacks Before They Take You Hostage by Sophie Letts

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Anxiety attacks are awful! They can make you feel hopeless and helpless. It’s estimated that 11% of Americans experience panic attacks. They’re overwhelming, sneaky, and downright scary.

This article will give you a variety of practical measures you can take to prevent prevent anxiety attacks, including spending more time in nature, grounding exercises, optimizing your home office space, writing, and listening to calming music. Read on to find out more.

Spend more time in nature

Being outdoors is a great way to (pardon the pun) ground you. One study found that people who spend more time outdoors, particularly those with an abundance of green life, were less stressed than those who tend to stay indoors. Your general stress level can have an important impact on your overall well-being, and thus your potential for anxiety attacks. You can even practice mindful meditation outdoors, focusing on the green trees, the blue sky, the birds chirping in the distance, and more. Even just 15 minutes in nature can lift your mood, so take a walk, go for a jog, or even go to the local playground and take the swings for a whirl.

Grounding exercises

Often, you can feel an anxiety attack preparing to overcome you, and you need a quick resolution to prevent it. Grounding exercises help you establish that although your body is telling you there’s danger, you’re actually safe. Start by closing your eyes and beginning deep breathing. This resource from the University of South Africa details the 5-4-3-2-1 method:

  • Identify 5 things you see
  • Identify 4 things you can touch
  • Identify 3 things you hear
  • Identify 2 things you smell
  • Identify 1 thing you taste

There are all kinds of methods. The key is to remind yourself that your head is tricking you; you’re secure.

Optimize your workspace

Even when you enjoy your job, work tends to bring about stress. You must ensure that your workspace is stress-free and conducive to a productive work day. This eliminates the likelihood of anxiety attacks by keeping your work stress to a minimum. For a stress-free office space, start by checking your lighting. Poor lighting leads to eyestrain and fatigue, both of which contribute to stress. Add table and floor lamps as needed. Additionally, be sure you have a comfortable, ergonomically correct chair. You spend nearly all of your day seated there, and if it isn’t giving you the support you need, your mood will suffer on top of your back, neck, or legs. If you’re using a chair from another room (like the dining room), start shopping for an office-specific chair that offers ample lumbar and leg support.


According to Verywell Mind, “journaling can help reduce anxiety, lessen feelings of distress, and increase wellbeing.” Best of all, you can do this as part of your daily routine or when you feel a panic attack coming on; both habits will be helpful on their own and even more so when you do both. You can vent about what’s weighing on your mind, anxiety triggers, or your feelings in the moment. It can be a few words, a paragraph, or pages and pages of thoughts and feelings. Try writing an uplifting letter to yourself assuring that you’ll not only get through your anxiety, but you’ll thrive afterward.

Listen to calming music

“Calming” means different things to different people. For you, it might be listening to your favorite album, even if there are stimulating songs on it. The University of Nevada, Reno notes that Native American, Celtic, Indian-stringed instruments, drums, and flutes are excellent for relaxing the mind. Some also find comfort in listening to natural sounds like rain and thunder. In the end, it comes down to two questions: do you like the music, and does it actually relax you? This is a good practice for times you feel stressed in general and for moments you feel an anxiety attack coming on.

Anxiety attacks are awful. Though they make you feel hopeless, there are measures you can take to prevent them. Try spending more time in nature, grounding exercises, home office optimization, writing, and listening to calming music to battle anxiety attacks and find inner peace.

Sophie Letts has been practicing meditation for five years. Her practice has helped her in many ways, including improving her ability to focus and reducing feelings of anxiety. She created to help others get started with meditation, dispel meditation myths, and provide the resources others need to connect with their bodies, calm their minds, and embrace their true selves.


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