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How Mothers Prepare for a Happy Pregnancy

How Mothers Prepare for a Happy Pregnancy

preganancy preparation, pregnancy

How to Be Better Prepared for Pregnancy

Huge congratulations to you for entering into a phase of life where you will be bringing new life into this world! During pregnancy, many different things will happen to you and your body. You need to be extra alert for these changes so you can protect yourself and your womb.

From the moment your pregnancy is confirmed, or before that if you’re able, you have to make yourself strong — both physically and mentally.

To help you out, here are some ideas about preparations that you can make for a happy and memorable pregnancy.

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How to Make a Diet Plan for a Happy Mindset

How to Make a Diet Plan for a Happy Mindset

nutrition, diet plan

Make a Diet Plan that Works for You

We all want to live a healthy life, but people rarely consider their mental health as a part of the ‘to be healthy’ equation. The truth is, you cannot solely focus on your physical attributes to be healthy. Even though a workout routine and good eating habits can certainly improve your well-being, you need to keep your mental health in top form, too.

A strong, positive mindset allows people to function better in life. Here is a list of steps that will help you create equilibrium between your diet and mental health.

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Bipolar Disorder and Sex: Let’s Talk About it

Bipolar Disorder and Sex: Let’s Talk About it

bipolar disorder, mental health, wellness

Mental and Sexual Health Go Hand-in-Hand

Do you have a partner who just can’t keep their hands off you at times and at other times there appears to be nothing you can do to get them going? Sexual drive can be dictated by your mental state. While not every change of heart or mood is caused by biplar disorder, it is important to pay attention to these changes. Certain symptoms may be more obvious than others once you know what to look for.

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How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

challenge, motivation, diy, accountability

Do You Participate in 30-Day Challenges?

Thirty day challenges are popular because they involve pushing yourself and your body in a way that you can sustain for the short-term. While this may not a long-term plan, it helps jump start good habits. Results are motivating, and a 30-day challenge is a great way to see results. The beauty of a 30-day challenge is that it can be anything you want it to be. In order to create the perfect challenge for you, consider your goals, set realistic expectations, mix and match plans, make your plan, and celebrate any success.

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Why Is Getting Fit Scary?

Why Is Getting Fit Scary?

lifestlye, motivation, fitness

Getting Fit Can Be Scary

Fitness is an essential part of health that people often set aside in order to focus on other aspects of their lives. Sometimes other tasks take priority. Sometimes people are simply not up for the task of focusing more on their fitness.

Many people fear the process of getting fit. They think that eating healthy and being active are big chores with a high risk of failure. They are comfortable where they are and don’t know how to adjust to the changes. However, we’re here to tell you that it’s not as scary as you think and you definitely can make it work!

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Self-Care Improves Life for Your Friends and Family

Self-Care Improves Life for Your Friends and Family

self-care, wellness, lifestyle,

Caring for Yourself Is Good for Everyone

In my life coaching practice, I work with clients on self-care regularly. I have yet to find anyone who hasn’t benefitted from a little (or a lot) more self-care. Self-care is a broad term that means different things to different people. When I talk to clients about self-care, what I want to know is how much energy and what efforts they are making to be attentive to their own needs, to advocate for themselves, and to have down time and relaxation in their lives. Unfortunately if we don’t make this a priority ourselves, it usually means it’s not going to happen at all.

I know very few people who don’t find it a challenge to regularly take time for self-care. You might be shocked to know that I struggle with this as well. I’ll often tell myself that I’ll do a meditation just after I get all my work and chores done — and by then it is bedtime. Or I’ll help everyone with everything, even when I don’t have the time — instead of just being honest and saying, “I’m sorry but I can’t commit to that right now.”

So, what is the deal? We all know the benefits of having our needs met, and we all want to thrive. Sometimes the disconnect isn’t with knowledge, but with application. How can we motivate ourselves to take time for self-care, instead of just pushing on and powering through?

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Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Busy Nurses Still Need to Stay Healthy

Saying a nurse is busy seems a little redundant, doesn’t it? Generally, nurses live busy lives no matter what type of nursing they do. Healthcare is a field with long hours, a fast-paced environment, high-stress situations, and little time to do anything besides rushing off to their next task.

Nurses do it because they love it. They love medicine, they enjoy helping others, and they know they can make a difference. However, it’s a career that comes at a price. Nursing is daunting on a few levels, and one of them is health. Having little time to eat, being emotionally drained, not having much time to exercise (besides the exercise that comes with the job), being focused on others, and balancing their work life and their home life are some common struggles for nurses to face. Fortunately, there are a few tips to help busy nurses have healthier lives.

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