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5 things you can do today to improve your quality of life

Everyone wants to life a happy and healthy life. But, too often, we get so caught up in the day-to-day stresses of life, that we are too busy to even notice if we are actually enjoying ourselves!

Here are five simple things you can do today to improve your quality of life.  

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Schedule in “me-time.”

This is so important, yet something most of us neglect to do. If you really think about it, you can’t be any good to other people – nor perform at your best – if you don’t take care of yourself. Draw a bathtub of bubbles and relax. Go for a walk alone or read a good book at home to unwind. A little something for yourself each day really helps to relax you. It can make you feel so much better. You never know, it may even have a flow-on effect to those around you!

Practice being grateful

As humans, we do have a tendency to fixate on all the negative aspects of our life. Work is too stressful, I am too busy, I am so tired, the kids are driving me insane, I just don’t have time to do anything, etc.

When you practice being grateful, the mind feels safe. You become a better version of yourself. It can feel like a weight has been lifted. There are less negative thoughts cluttering up your mind, vying for space and causing you unnecessary stress.

If you hate your job, think of five things that you appreciate about your job. If the kids are stressing you out, think about why they are behaving the way they are. Maybe they just want your attention and your affection. Rather than focusing on the negative, think about all the ways they make you happy, and all the cute things they do. It can take time to switch your brain to this type of thinking, but being grateful for all that you have, can do wonders for your mood – and your quality of life!

Meditation

Meditation is not just about spirituality and enlightenment.  It’s actually a great way to de-stress from the chaos around you. It’s a really easy and effective way for you to free your mind of the burdens of everyday life (bills, work, kids, mortgages, etc). It can also help you to find a sense of peace.

There are some great meditation apps out there – Smiling Mind, HeadSpace and The Mindfulness App are just a few. You only need to spend 5-10 minutes a day meditating, or practicing mindfulness, for it to be effective. It could be something you do to help you unwind at night; or first thing in the morning as a way to mentally prepare yourself for the day ahead.

Ask for help

Sometimes, as adults – women especially – we think we can do it all. We place all this pressure on ourselves to be perfect and to be able to handle everything that comes our way. We are often too stubborn or too afraid to ask for help – viewing it as a sign of weakness, or even worse – failure. But, we do ourselves no favours doing this – life ends up getting on top of us, rather than us being on top of life.

If things are getting too much for you, ask for help. You will find that most people will be more than willing to lend a hand, and probably appreciate being asked. It will make them feel more valued. Ask your partner to share the load around the house, ask your parents to mind your kids for a few hours while you take some time out, speak to a colleague at work if there’s something you need help with. No one is an island, so let other people in!

Let it go

You know what they say: life is short, don’t sweat the small stuff! Before you let a person or a situation get you all emotional and clutter up your mind with negative thoughts, think about whether it’s really worth it. Is it worth all your time and energy focusing on? Will it make you feel better to get annoyed/upset/angry by something? Will getting upset actually change anything? Be it, the situation, the outcome, or how the other person reacts?  If the answer is no, let it go (and no, I am not channelling Frozen here!).

At the end of the day, the way we live our life and the quality of life we have, comes down to us, and how we choose to live it.

Do you want to improve your quality of life? Why not start by looking after yourself through regular exercise and healthy eating? Get in contact with me below and we can have a chat about your health goals. 

Connect with like-minded people who want to get fit and healthy through our Facebook group, Fit Living in Five Minutes a Day.

 

How you can transform your mind and body in six weeks

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Too often as adults, we find ourselves stuck in the daily grind of life. We’re working long hours, stressed and exhausted trying to balance work, kids, friends, family – the list goes on.  We struggle to find the time to eat right and exercise. We view sleep as a luxury and put our health last.

We’ve all been there. Consider this scenario:

Say you want to get healthy, but you keep telling yourself each day that you need to be more motivated to look after yourself. You want to eat better, plan better, make time for yourself – but you find it virtually impossible. Life gets in the way.

Maybe you have tried going to the gym or a fitness regime for a few days, even weeks. You have tried eating clean, shakes, diets, protein bars – you name it.

But time and time again, you just can’t seem to make any sustainable or meaningful progress.

Does this sound familiar?

I get it. I really do. I’ve been there. I have spent years working in the corporate industry, running my fitness business, studying part time and looking after kids. The biggest thing that took a hit was my fitness, my wellbeing, my body, and my frame of mind.

I desperately wanted to look and feel good, but I was so tied up in the grind of my long hours, my overwhelming job, my inability to focus on my study. When I had my baby 18 months ago, I realised that everything was falling apart. My life, my social life, my relationships, engagement with other people and my marriage.

This is why I designed the Kappatalize Six Week Body and Mind Transformation Program.

This program has been designed for people like you and me. It’s proven to work with corporate mums and dads who want to regain their energy, confidence and feel better about themselves. Why? Because it’s a holistic approach. It’s not just about your fitness. It’s about your body, your mind and your whole self.

So, what does it cover?

  • 3 awesome strength-building, fat-burning workouts per week for six weeks. You can do them from home, at the gym, in a face-to-face group bootcamp setting, or anywhere!
  • Nutrition Coaching and support through my new mobile app platform.
  • Before and after health and fitness assessments to see how you’re tracking.
  • Nutrition plans to suit your lifestyle and bonus recipes your whole family can enjoy.
  • My five secrets and top tips to nourish your mindset and teach you to enjoy and appreciate the process of transforming your body.
  • Bonus Saturday Shredder Sessions to melt the fat and give you your energy back!
  • Access to the world’s BEST Mums and Dads Tribe & Support Group to keep you on track no matter how busy you are or how hard of a day you’ve had.

What do I need from you?

To make any sort of real change in your life, you HAVE to be 100% COMMITTED. You have to be open-minded about the journey of transforming your mind and body. You need to be willing to share your story to inspire and motivate others.

If you have decided that enough is enough, and you want to get your life back on track – let me help you.

Book a call with one of our coaches here.  

5 tips to help you declutter your mind this Spring

Wellness, mindset, declutter, clear mind, mental health, wellbeing, Spring

Spring is upon us. It’s my favourite time of year – the days are finally getting warmer and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and be a bit more active.

It’s the time when you suddenly have the urge to do some Spring Cleaning and get rid of possessions or items that you don’t need and clear your house of clutter. It can be a very cathartic process. So, what if we applied that same process to our mind?  What if we re-focused our energy on ourselves and decluttered our thoughts? How might that make us feel?

Research shows that clutter affects your brain’s ability to concentrate and process information, which has a flow-on effect on your mood and self-esteem. In a decluttered space, your brain doesn’t have to work so hard, which can leave you feeling more calm and energised.

Here are some of my top tips to help you declutter your mind and live a freer life:

Simplify your habits

We all live busy lives and have so much going on  – work, kids, friends, family, partners, pets, sports, the list goes on. Our minds are constantly in overdrive, we are always thinking of the next thing we need to do. Quite frankly, it can be exhausting. A great way to clear out the clutter in your mind, is to take stock of your daily habits and find ways to simplify them. For instance, if you like to watch TV or play on your phone before bed, instead, switch everything off 10 minutes earlier and spend that time unwinding from the day. You’d be amazed at the difference it can make.

Keep a journal

There’s something very powerful about writing down our thoughts. It’s not something people often think to do. It’s a great way to help you better organise and understand your thoughts. It also takes them out of your own head and down onto the paper – almost like setting them free from your mind, so you can move on. It’s a really powerful way to declutter all the thoughts going on in your head. Try it at home and see what happens.

Set priorities and stick with them

Spend five minutes every morning taking stock of what you want to achieve for that day, the week, the month, and so on. Write down some goals and then hold yourself accountable to them. It is a great way to focus your mind on the things that actually matter, and clear out the things that don’t – i.e. the clutter. This will help you actively take charge of your life and give you a clear sense of purpose.

Be grateful

One of the most effective ways to clear out mental clutter is to say thank you. Just a general “thank you” to express gratitude for everything you are or aren’t, and everything you have or don’t have. It can either be a thank you to yourself, or even to someone else. Appreciating what’s around you and focusing on the positives of a situation, rather than the negative, can give you a great sense of mental clarity and make you feel a lot happier and at ease, as a result.

Learn to let go

When we hold on to things, it evokes feelings of stress, anxiety and clouds our mind. It stops us from moving forward and moving on. A really great way to declutter your mind is to learn to let go of things, understand why a situation has occurred, why you have reacted the way you did, accept it and move on. Learn to take control of the thoughts in your mind and only give power to the ones that are really important.

If you’re ready to declutter your life and get serious about your health and fitness goals, fill out the form below, and let’s have a chat.

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