At Form we believe a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is vital. However, we know this isn’t always easy. Information we are provided with online is ever-changing, leaving us confused as to whether what we are eating really is good for us or whether we have been heavily influenced by those with vested interests in new products/fads. Ensuring that we have the most up-to-date and factual resources and information can be hard, so we have developed a new approach helping you to simplify every element of your health and wellbeing.
Form 360 takes you back to basics, taking 4 key elements: Mind, Body, Soul and Nutrition.Each week we will highlight 4 key thoughts/actions to help you to nurture each of these aspects of your health and wellbeing, ensuring you can make small steps of progress every week. We believe that every week should start on a high, creating new resolutions for ourselves and forever building and strengthening good habits that allow us to form a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Remember: it takes 21 days to make a habit and 21 days to break habit.
This week we focus on 4 simple ideas to get you started:
1. Mind - Plan!
Feeling overwhelmed? Take time to plan your day/week/month before you dive straight in. Making time to ensure you are fully prepared will allow your mind to relax and tackle each challenge that might prevent itself, head-on - even the really unexpected ones! By giving yourself a strong plan for the direction, or path, you want to follow, it will be harder for you to fall off track.
2. Body - Harness your physical strenth to support your mental strength
Your physical health ensures you stay strong inside and out. This is not about getting distracted by how much you weigh or what you look like, but more about how you can utilise your physical stregth and stamina to suuport you in achieving your life goals. For instance, by stregthening your core you can support your back and posture. A strong posture can give us a physcial and mental boost, giving us confidence and strength in any situation. Start by doing 1 minute plank in the mornings, as soon as you wake-up. This will remind the muscles to work throughout the day, supporting you in whatever you are doing.
3. Nutrition - Time for Tea
It was only a matter of weeks before tea was mentioned in the Form 360 blog. At Form we rely on various teas at various times of the day and for varying situations. Our new favourite is Verbena tea which has a delicate, subtle taste. Treat yourself to a cup just before bed to aid digestion and to bring a little calm before you go to sleep.
4. Soul - Celebrate the Spring
If you have read last week's blog from our guest blogger Rebecca Dallimore then you will already be thinking of ways we can connect ourselves to our environment. One way we can do this is through yoga, another way is through the appreciation of other living things around us. We can all sometimes be guilty for overlooking the seasons, with fruit and veg available from the supermarket all year round, who can blame us? This week why not try to only cook using seasonal fruit and vegetables, or find out which flowers are in bloom locally and fill your kitchen with a celebration of spring! Send us in your photos of how you celebrate Spring and we'll feature them next week in Form 360.