Despite unhealthy eating selflessly exposing me to many lifestyle diseases, it made me put on weight at the purportedly ‘wrong’ places.⠀
Once it occurred to me that I was feeding on poison, I started eating clean. To many people, this might sound unreal but I take three to four litres of water every day, I stave off dairy products, wheat and even fried foods. Take it from someone who minds what she eats, I feel alive.⠀
Stop beating yourself up
I was guilty of being overly critical of myself. During such times, I used to overthink and end up crucifying myself for so many things. Sadly, at the end of the day, I felt bad and since this energy was destructive, I opted out of being the judge, jury and victim.⠀
At most times, not a day goes by without me praying or reading the bible. If you are a religious woman, do it too because it will make you feel better, give you confidence, release hurt from you and if they get answered, you will be sure there is a higher power out there holding you down.⠀
Sleep. Yes, this is part of human survival, but seriously, it is an important part of self-care. We need a certain amount of sleep to function to the best ability. And staying on Instagram until two am and then waking up at six am to catch the train does not create a sustainable sleeping pattern.⠀
Put your health and mental health first. Anxiety and depression affect us all, even in the tiniest ways. So on top of your physical health, mental health is just as important, if not more so.