Apr 15, 2020

How To Glow Up Mentally


We're all guilty of getting stuck in a rut sometimes. We get too set in our daily routines and ways of life that things begin to feel a bit tedious and we start to lack motivation, passion and drive for day-to-day things which used to bring us joy. We've all been there, it's only natural. 

In times like this it's important to check in with our mental health and well-being to keep positive, happy and optimistic. With spare time on our hands, there are many ways to do this.

Check In With Your Fitness And Diet.
It's no secret that what you eat has an impact on your energy and productivity levels. I've tried dieting, the gym and clean eating time and time again and I always run back to the comfort of my snack cupboard. If you're wanting to change your diet, changing your habits probably wont happen overnight. A good source of motivation is to think about how good you want to look after lockdown or for an event that you've got coming up. A holiday? A wedding? A date?

For me, this is jumping on a plane and flying to somewhere hot when this is all over. It makes a long-term lifestyle change seem like a much more short-term realistic goal, and by the time my holiday comes around, hopefully my healthy habits will have stuck with me and I have seen physical and mental results. 

Pinterest and YouTube are amazing platforms to find different recipes and workout videos. I also did a whole blog post dedicated to fun online workouts you can do at home!

Spend Time On Your Hobbies.
If you've found yourself with loads of new spare time on your hands, why not make the most of it and spend time on your hobbies or pick up a new hobby! What are things that make you happy? What goals are you striving towards? It doesn't take a psychologist to work out that doing more of what makes you happy will increase your positivity levels. So make sure you're taking some time out to focus on your passions, whatever they are!

Keep A Journal.
You've probably heard loads of people raving about the benefits of keeping a journal, and there's a reason for that! Journaling truly is a free form of therapy which allows you to get all the thoughts and feelings that are clouding your mind down onto a piece of paper without judgement and allows you to start logically making sense of it all. It may seem unnatural at first, but stick with it because you will see improvements of having less worry, stress and anxiety once you've been able to physically translate your thoughts. Sometimes people prefer to throw the piece of paper away once they're finished, or some people keep all of their journal entries to look back on. You can even be extra and shred all of your entries to have the security of knowing that they're truly gone and nobody can find them or piece them back together. Find whichever is best for you.



Have you got any extra tips on how to glow up mentally? Make sure to leave them in the comments!

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  1. I'm totally with you on journaling! It's become such a healthy habit and routine for me over the years, I love it.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  2. I feel as if this lockdown has put a bit of a rut into my usual schedule and eating better/looking after myself. Although I'm trying really hard to consciously do exercise, I'm not taking care of myself when it comes to eating properly! xx

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    1. I think this is a problem for a lot of people at the minute. Hopefully once we settle more into this new routine our motivation will come back! xx

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  3. This is the exact post that I needed to read right now given the current situation, thank you!

    I hope you and your family are keeping well!

    Francisca | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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  4. I agree about glowing up mentally, the foods we eat plays a part in our moods. I know it does for me big time. Using this time to build or discover a hobby is great, especially like now no time like the present. I hope you are doing well Chloe : )

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  5. These are the best tips. I would add reading on self-improvement too. It speeds the glow up :)

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  6. Love this post! I'm all about glowing up mentally, and being the best version of yourself daily. Keeping a gratitude journal helps me so much to be mindful and stay positive, and trying to keep up with my daily exercise routine helps me stay sane, as well.

    Make Life Marvelous

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    1. It's so important to check in with your mental health! xx

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