Tag: Health

This month sucked

I think most of us all over the world can say that March 2020 has been the worst.  There has been sadness and distress and disruption of some sort.

A pandemic in my 34 years hasn’t happened so it’s pretty new to me. I mean we had the bird flu/swine flu epidemic but we weren’t confined to our homes.

Normally I would be writing a monthly favourites. But to be frank…it’s just been about getting by and making sure we have enough food and loo roll to last us the week.

I have been staying in contact with friends and family through social media platforms and the power of video chat apps like messenger, FaceTime and WhatsApp.

Every single day I make sure I have one positive thought and I share it on a group I’ve set up on my personal Facebook page to get us through these trying times.

We don’t know how long this lockdown process will be. All we can do is keep ourselves safe and stay in touch.

MANY APOLOGIES IF MY BLOG HASN’T BEEN AS HELPFUL OR ENTERTAINING AS IT USUALLY IS. I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER THROUGH APRIL.

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15 Wellness tips

I’ve put together a list of some tips that will keep you on the right route to wellness

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  • DRINK A GLASS OF WATER FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
  • TAKE THE STAIRS
  • MAKE HALF YOUR PLATE VEGGIES
  • GET A FITBIT & TRACK YOUR STEPS
  • TAKE VITAMINS DAILY
  • GET FRESH AIR AND SUNLIGHT EVERY DAY
  • BE KIND
  • STAY POSITIVE
  • GET ENOUGH SLEEP
  • HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE
  • ENJOY TIME ALONE
  • SMILE OFTEN
  • ADD YOGA OR MEDITATION INTO YOUR DAY
  • PRACTICE SELF CARE
  • BE GRATEFUL

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Wellness is all about looking after you as a whole.

When things get in the way

I have to first of all apologise for the lack of posts this month…

I have been to a few appointments either at the hospital or Drs as its been 4 weeks now since major surgery took place.

Then I have been trying to catch up on my sleep as and when as my body clock is still on the 6am time they woke you up at the hospital.

Then I’ve been spending time with my boyfriend. We tend to only go on our phones if needed when together as we cherish our times together.

March hopefully with a little bit of planning will be lots of content and thank you so much for being understanding 😘

The next post will be my February monthly favourites so keep your eyes open for that… Probably Tuesday.

My current reads

I am not one to just stick to one book at a time so at the mo I have 3 that are in my to read pile.

I remember watching this on BBC with Sheridan Smith playing the role of Lisa Lynch. A woman who blogs about her cancer struggles but never let’s it define who she is. It’s been a while since I watched it so when I saw this book on the shelf for £1 I thought I must get this and read it.

I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I have been a teenager. So a very long time. Anything that gives me tips on how to combat it and maybe even get rid of it is worth a try. I know the speakmans do wonderful things with people with severe anxiety, fears and phobias. I am eager to get stuck into this book.

I absolutely love reading words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama online so thought if I can find a book of them then I’d buy it. It was only £3 so it was silly not to get it. Have read a few pages and I feel inspired by his words. You would too I just know it.

What books do you have on the go?

Had a little bit of a break

I’ve been a bit quiet haven’t I?

I had my surgery on Wed 22nd of January and all went well.

I was home 6 days later.

I feel so lucky because if when they opened me up and all was stuck together I’d still be in hospital with more than what I did have done.

Even though I have touched on here about having a stoma bag for my wee I don’t want to talk too much about it as some readers may be grosed out.

So I have just started a 2nd blog that I’ll be posting on once a week talking about living with a bag. Some health tips too.

If you want to be super lovely come and follow me here at www.stomabaglife.co.uk

Don’t worry posts on HOLZIELOVES will still be regular. Just give me a few weeks if it’s slow to build up my stamina of writing again.

Love you all 😘

MY BEDTIME ESSENTIALS

There’s few things that help me at bedtime to nod off…

I swear by this pillow spray by feather and down with its lavender scent it leaves me relaxed and ready for sleep.

My hot water bottle is very much loved and well used. I love being warm when I go to sleep so once its cooled down I like the weight of it on my chest (something to do with anxiety relief (bit like those weighted blankets) … Don’t worry it’s done up super tight.

I suffer with poor circulation in my hands and feet so I like my feet to be kept toastie in bed… Actually at all times. So a pink pair of fluffy socks are usually found on my feet.

Music is so soothing when you play the right kind so either my headphones go on or my Alexa and usually soppy shit on the radio does the trick.

There’s a few apps too… One is insight timer which is a meditation app and the other is Sleepo which has relaxing sounds to sooth you at any time you need it. I love a crackling fire sound.

What are your bedtime essentials?

CHANGES THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Here are a few tips to help start changing your mental health for the better

  • Unfollow unhealthy social media accounts
  • Limit the time you spend on social media
  • End toxic friendships and relationships
  • Get rid of negative people
  • Prioritise your social circle
  • Make meditation part of a daily routine
  • Dedicate 30mins a day to just relax
  • Put your phone to one side at bedtime
  • Write in a journal
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Choose to think positively
  • Dress more colourfully
  • Do some yoga or pilates
  • Drink more water
  • Let light in when you get up

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If you can add any please feel free to leave them in the comments below.