Spring is a time of transformations in the environment with new life coming about, while also feeling a sense of newness within yourself. This spring we chose to reflect on ways to provide you with some simple self-care ideas to care for yourself internally. We are usually good at taking care of our outward appearance, while we often overlook our internal mental health. We also provide some quick ideas on how to achieve healthier hair for the coming warmer months. Full of hope and anticipation don't forget to make the most of the season especially when it comes to you!
10 Simple Ways to Care for your Mental and Physical Health
Spring is here and a great time to make positive changes for yourself. Time to put yourself as a priority, recognize your needs and put into practice simple ways to show love for you! Self-care can be a multitude of things and besides showering, sleeping and eating healthy, what other ways you may ask can you show self-love? Well we have put together 10 important ways which can help you on your self-care journey, without costing a lot of money.
- Meditation - Set aside quiet time for yourself. This can be in the form of meditation, where you completely shut yourself off from technology and allow yourself time to zone out and be quiet in your own mind.
- Outdoor exercise - Enjoy exercise outdoors. Besides breathing in fresh air and watching nature go at its natural pace, you are releasing everyday mental pressure. Think of it as nature meditation, where you are at one with nature, while providing your body with active nourishment. This can just be in the form of a walk, hike or jog in the great outdoors.
- Stretch – Stretching keeps your joint flexible and helps prevent injury. It leaves the body supple and tones, but also works on your brain. It has even been proven to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and improve mental health.
- Bike riding - Cycling not only works on your physical health while releasing endorphins. It also keeps the brains white matter fibre tracts intact. It also helps to combat depression and anxiety.
- Eat more Plants – Eating nutritious fruits and vegetables boosts mood and physical health. Providing you much needed vitamins needed for everyday function.
- Lose the negative self-talk – Compliment yourself and stop being hard on yourself, whether it’s about physical appearance or what you have not accomplished in life. Be proud of who you are and be more kind to yourself. See how far you have come and obstacles you have conquered.
- Let go of toxic people – We all have them in our life at some point. These people are physically taxing and be honest with yourself if these people really bring anything positive in your life. Choose positive friends and family while forever letting go of toxic people.
- Stop comparing – We are all unique and that is our power. Don’t compare yourself to someone else but learn to praise yourself and others. We are all one ultimately and by praising others we exude positivity which in turn makes ourselves feel terrific. It takes less energy to be positive than it does to be negative.
- De-clutter – A cluttered life make for a cluttered mind. By organizing and decluttering our living space we are more at ease and less stressed. Make time to clean up and donate old goods, while organizing a peaceful living space.
- Say “no” to someone – We can’t always be everything for everyone. You need to be able to recognize when demands are too much, and you simply do not wish to take something on. Don’t be afraid to say no. Feel confident that you were able to stand your ground and in control of your life.
Simple changes for Healthier hair
Getting to the root of your hair problems, is more than getting your regular cut and doing a hair mask. Healthy hair can be attained by what you eat, and how you treat your hair. These simple modifications can help to reverse damage by incorporating daily healthy hair habits.
Ever wonder why your hair may look dull and not have a healthy bounce to it? Unhealthy hair can happen for a variety of reasons, making it important to keep a healthy diet rich in iron and vitamin D. Iron rich foods include: lentils, figs, tofu, sesame seeds and curly kale. While eating iron rich foods consuming vitamin C which can be in the form of a glass of orange juice, works to increase the absorption of iron from your foods. Additional foods which aid in healthy hair growth include: carrots, salmon, eggs and lean meat.
External ways to address hair damage include being mindful of how hair is tied. Do not pull on the hair once it’s tied up as this causes most of the damage. Since ties can cause breakage try using large clips or ribbons thus putting less strain on the hair. When it comes to brushing or combing hair, do not pull on the hair while brushing. Be gentle when brushing the hair by starting at the bottom working towards the top to work out tangles. Natural bristle brushes are gentler on the hair and reduce static, compared to plastic bristles which can cause harsh damage to hair follicles.
When it comes to grooming hair, ensure you get regular trims and condition the hair especially at the ends while in the shower. Over washing the hair can also contribute to dry, damaged hair. Give hair a break and try washing every other day, to restore your scalps natural oils. Try nurturing hair treatments such as KerMax Hair Serum. Within 3 months of use a noticeable difference can be seen with hair volume and scalp health. Applied nightly to areas that are requiring new hair growth or where there is hair thinning, the KerMax Hair Serum combines the power of nature – fruit stem cells, peptide amino acids and botanical extracts. Thus, accelerating scalp and follicle health to reverse the appearance of hair thinning. If medical issues are the cause of hair loss or thinning, be sure to address your hair health concerns with your medical doctor for further assistance.
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