If you feel like your life is currently full of stresses and pressures, you need to just think about the way in which you approach life and whether those stresses can be reduced. It’s almost certainly the case that you can get better at banishing a lot of that stress from your life and increase relaxation. In these stressful, busy times, it’s important to at least make an effort to do that.Read More
Welcome to the Jessica Mitton Lifestyle blog. Here, you can read informative and insightful posts written from a holistic viewpoint. While the foods you put in your body are immensely important for your overall health, a holistic approach also takes into consideration the body, mind and spirit. Read on to get the 'whole' picture!
None of us want to slip into the clutches of a bad mood, it’s just one of those things that happens. A bad night’s sleep, a micromanaging boss, standing on a piece of lego - there are a billion things that can set us off and, once in a bad mood, they can be near-impossible to shake off. We don’t remember how we fell into this frown and, worse yet, we have no idea how to turn it upside down.Read More
Every organ in the body gets a rest bar the heart and brain. They tick along twenty-four hours a day for three-hundred and sixty-five days a year. Your heart gets to take a break when you focus on eating healthily and reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. The brain has to grind on regardless. Minds are excellent at dealing with complex scenarios and making them simple. Still, it doesn’t mean they don’t get tired from time to time. When they do, most basic of functions can seem impossible.
Here are four signs that you need to switch off from life and relax.Read More
What is mindfulness? You’ve likely heard of it, and have a rough ideas of what it is. It’s like awareness, right? Well, yes. Mindfulness is the state of being conscious and aware of everything that’s going on around us but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. True mindfulness is a relatively simple form of meditation that starts with breathing and focusing on the flow of air into and out of the body. Slowly, you expand your consciousness out to the world around you. You are no longer lost in your thoughts, nor are you consumed by them. You feel much more in control of yourself and much less like a train on a track that determines your reality. Psychology Today has a really great overview and tutorial on the subject of mindfulness.Read More
In life, we all come across problems. But when we have these problems and we need help, we feel like we can't ask. But if you are one of those people that is too proud, or you don't even know how to ask for help, it can feel like a very difficult thing to do. In many ways, you feel like you are admitting weakness, but here is why it's not the case…Read More