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9 key elements for a Healthy Mind

You probably already invest a lot of time and energy into your skincare, healthcare, and haircare; researching, perfecting your routine and finding out what works best for you. But, what about your mental health and brain care? Why we were prioritising what’s on our heads, over what’s in our heads? Mind-care covers all the actions and behaviours that contribute to a healthy brain. A healthy brain is a 360 thing, so mind care also covers diet, breath, mindfulness, rest, movement, compassion, learning, digital diet, and self-care.  Choosing to make is part of your daily routine protects your mental and physical health, now—and for your future.  Why Mind care matters Your brain impacts how you feel on a daily basis. It...

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How does sleep impact mental health?

Sleep often feels like a distant memory. Are the ups and downs of life keeping you awake at night? Perhaps the transition of the season is playing havoc with your sleep routine and causing you to feel more anxious and irritable? Sleep is integral to all aspects of our lives, yet sleep is often one of the first things we compromise when things become busy or overwhelming. The Mental Health Foundation published their new report - Taking Sleep Seriously: Sleep and our Mental Health, and found that more than a third of adults (35%) said that sleeping poorly had made them feel more anxious, more than four in ten adults (42%) said poor sleep over the previous month had made them feel...

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How Essential Oils can help Prevent Burnout

  We’ve all had ‘one of those days’ where we just can’t seem to get motivated. Don’t worry though, this is normal and can be made a little easier with some support from essential oils! Let’s take a closer look... Do I Have Work Burnout Or Am I Just Tired? It might feel like you’re just tired but dig a little deeper. How motivated are you? Are you excited to go to work? We’re not saying that you have to enjoy every minute at your ‘desk’ but if you’re no longer enjoying things in the way that you used to, maybe something bigger is going on.Maybe you’re being too harsh on yourself. Perfectionists can have a higher risk of work burnout, partly...

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6 of the Best Personal Development and Wellbeing Books

It Yougi we are all about a healthy mind. Reading and learning is in our DNA, so hunker down, light a candle and let's get cosy.  Here’s our 6 fave personal development and wellbeing books, new and old, that will give you great tips, learning and feeling good in equal measures.   1. Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul's Callings and Working Your Light  Light Is the New Black will guide you back home to the callings of your soul, so you can light up the world with your presence.Rebecca Campbell had her first awakening when she was a teenager, but without anyone to guide her, she ignored her soul's callings and dimmed her light in order...

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4 Daily Practices to Manifest Your Dreams

Mindful Morning Creating a mindful morning allows you to set the tone for the day. It is a sacred time just for you and is a space to practice the activities that make you feel relaxed, grounded, and energized. This could be anything from waking up a little earlier to enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or tea to free-flowing your thoughts in a journal.    Self-Care When striving to reach those important goals, it can be all too easy to let self-care gravitate to the bottom of your to-do list. Although working around the clock can sometimes seem like the natural and most sensible thing to do, it can actually be counterproductive, as this induces stress and can lead...

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