“If you can get your body back on track, your mind will follow.”
That quote pretty much sums up the point of this episode. It’s a ‘feel good episode’. Literally!
The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your habits and if your mental health isn’t optimal, the most important thing you can do is to develop physical habits that create the chemicals that make you feel good - dopamine and the like.
Cognitive approaches, such as therapy help for sure, but the things that will move the needle most and get you feeling good about life, and about yourself, are pretty simple: Sunlight, breathing, hydration and movement.
Even if you don’t think you have mental health issues, make a habit of getting more of these in your life and everything will change for the better. That’s our promise to you...
What is a habit?
Shifting from mental health issues to mental habits
Understanding what makes a habit - the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine
Angie’s personal experience with anxiety and postnatal depression
Emotional and behavioural ‘disorders’
A 3-step framework to follow
Addressing the body first - getting your circadian rhythm back on track
Grounding yourself by getting out for a walk in the morning sunlight
Forming quality habits and routines
Boosting the health of the cells in your body
Breathing to relax through anxiety and depression
Re-coding your brain - rebalancing your hormones and changing your beliefs
A habit is something you do without even thinking about it. When you repeatedly do the same thing, the feel-good hormone dopamine is released in your body and you get a little hit of that every time that ‘perform’ your habit. #BreatheMe #MentalHealth #Habit
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