‘As humans, the relationships we form with other people affects our mental and emotional well-being.’
1. Reduce Waste
We have all heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
However we only think about the last word – recycle.
While recycling is extremely important, reducing waste is just as impactful. Not only is reducing waste better for the environment, but there are also a range of benefits for you.
So what are the various ways to reduce waste?
- Stop making excessive amounts of food. Try to make enough food for the amount wanting to eat. This way you’re less prone to dispose excess food and save money.
- Start using reusable bags. There are various trendy looking reusable bags in the market, that just about go with every outfit. Reusable bags are much more stronger and will last significantly longer than a plastic bag.
- Reusing helps protect the environment. It also helps reduce hazardous waste and protects valuable resources such as fuel, water and trees.
2. Eat Organic
Organic foods have higher nutritional value than conventional food, according to research. Organic foods do not comprise of pesticides and fertilizers. This allows plants to boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants). This strengthens their resistance to bugs and weeds. So stock up on some organic goodies. The more the nutrition the better…
3. DIY Beauty
There are numerous beauty products you can make from the comfort of your home. From facemasks, body scrubs, shampoos and conditioners. Homemade beauty products are not only cost efficient but also 100% natural. Try combining coconut oil and honey to make a nourishing hair mask, or sugar and olive oil to make an oh-so exfoliating body scrub, or mixing essential oils to replenishes them dry, split ends.
4. Building Good Relationships
We know how hectic life can get being a working woman/wife/mom, but it’s important to build relationships and stay connected with your loved ones. As humans, the relationships we form with other people affects our mental and emotional well-being.
Hence healthy relationships with family and friends can help you have a healthier life.
Researchers have suggested that having healthy social relationships makes a bigger impact on avoiding early death, than taking blood pressure medication or being exposed to air pollution. Another study has even stated that a lack of social relationships has the same effect on health, as smoking 15 cigarettes a day – YIKES
5. Take Time Out To Relax.
Taking time off to relax is important to help your mind and body switch off from life’s stress. Mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression can be caused by “too much work and not enough play” . Deprivation of relaxation can lead to mental health issues.
The verdict? Put your feet up and R-E-L-A-X…
6.Make your home a stress free zone
Your physical environment plays a major role in your mood and mental well-being. Studies have stated;
- House plants help to decrease stress levels
- Shades of blue have proven to reduce blood pressure and put your mind at ease
- A clutter free home is calming
By implementing these simple changes in your home, can help you feel better instantly.