SLEEP | MEDITATION | NUTRITION | EXERCISE
Here at My Epilepsy Story, we foster the growth of young girls and women affected by epilepsy and encourage them not just to live, but to THRIVE! The Sky is the Limit!
My Epilepsy Story Tips!
Don’t just live, THRIVE! Everyday we go about a certain routine, whether structured around a job, family, etc. It is easy to get stuck within such a pattern. And generally, our focus is on everyone else and not enough on ourselves to truly thrive.
Here are some tips:
Focus on Yourself.
Life can overwhelm even the most grounded person without some “me-time”. Spend some time, at least once a week, doing activities you enjoy and make you happy. You can start by writing in a journal to focus on how you are feeling or goals you want to set for yourself. Other examples include: gardening, painting/drawing, dancing, spending time with family/friends, or even just a long bubble bath!
Believe in Yourself.
THINK POSITIVE! You possess the power and strength to overcome anything and everything. Every action begins with a thought and a belief; believe that you CAN follow your dreams and aspirations. You will find that tasks that you believe you can accomplish will be much easier to achieve. Further, let motivation and inspiration fuel you towards success!
Go Beyond your Limits.
You are unstoppable. If you are stuck behind a wall, you WILL find a way around it. Belief and trust in yourself is key to reach your goals when a roadblock is seemingly impassible. Be creative in how you approach potential problems–you may find that the brick wall in front of you has a side door just around the corner.
Enrich Your Body and Mind.
Exercise is key to maintaining a healthy body and mind. A good workout energizes you and fills your body with endorphins that make you feel good. Consistent exercise will strengthen your body and keep it healthy so you can feel good all the time. Try to fit in some cardio and/or strength training a couple times a week to enrich your lungs, heart, muscles, and brain.
Fuel Your Body.
Diet is a major component of physical and mental health. Eating brain healthy food and a balanced diet of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates will fuel your body with what it needs to thrive! Also, try to make your plate as colorful as possible by including dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, squash, eggplant, etc. The darker the better as the more dark and richly colored fruits and veggies have the most antioxidants to flush your system of toxins and inflammation.
Rejuvenate Your Mind.
Mindfulness meditation is an excellent grounding technique when you are feeling overwhelmed. Specifically, you can practice mindfulness by focusing on the present moment and immersing yourself into your senses. Focus on everything you can feel around you, smell around you, touch around you, hear around you, and see around you. Further, ground yourself into the current moment and feel appreciation for what you have and/or feel excitement about what you want to come towards you in life.