What are the 4 Pillars of Well Being

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  1. Great advice but it’s so hard to take time out for oneself. Life is so hectic.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Roger, it’s hard to make time for yourself, but in the long run your body and mental health will thank you for it. 5 minutes per day is all it takes to make a start. All the best ~kat

  2. Jordan says:

    Thanks for the advice. As a professional gamer, I spend so much time awake, sitting down, and eating junk food. It really wears down on your body and mental health, especially when you’re a schizophrenic like I am.

    I had amazing results in my health when I went two weeks drinking bottled water over caffeinated soda. Unfortunately, old habits die hard.

    • Kat says:

      Hey Jordan, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. Even though old habits die hard, know that you have been able to make changes when you needed to and so you can do it again when you’re ready. All the best ~kat

  3. Lokhi D. says:

    This is some very good advice, thanks for sharing it I used to stay stressed all the time. I fixed that by quitting the job that caused the stress. There were other reasons, but that was the biggest. 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Hi Lokhi, well done for recognising how the stress was making you feel and were able to be assertive about what you needed to do for you. That takes a lot of courage to change what you’re doing, especially if it’s your source of income. I hope you’ve been able to find alternative income while also managing your well being. Cheers, ~kat

  4. Hi, Kat thanks for sharing, lots of great information I must admit I hate exercising but you are right it does feel better after you have exercised. I like music therapy, whenever I am worried or upset I usually listen to gospel or the Irish singers and this does relax me.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Ruthlyn, thanks for sharing. You’ve found what works for you is music and your connection with hearing the gospel and Irish singers. It does take time and conscious effort to try to incorporate new changes into your routine. Maybe you’ll find an exercise that you enjoy that will be easier for you to do regularly when you’re ready. All the best ~kat

  5. Marie Hedem says:

    This is a very important article. People today live in a very stressful environment and we need to find our way back to a more relaxed way of living. Thank you for the insight.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Marie, thanks for sharing. Yes, life is very stressful for many people so I hope this discussion can help others find a way to manage their stress levels. All the best ~kat

  6. Kat, this is great advice. Your article is well written and I enjoyed reading it.. I’m always interested in how I can better my health and well being. It reminds me to slow down and relax, which is something we as busy humans don’t do very often. thank you for your information.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Stori, thanks for sharing. Life does get so busy, so it’s great that you’ve had a reminder to help you slow down to ensure your needs are being met so you can be at your best. ~kat

  7. Fred Ota says:

    Lack of sleeping has been a problem for me recently.
    I totally agree that it affects all aspects of my life.
    I am working on a project that I am very passionate about and most of the time I go to bed after midnight. Doing this after a few nights and I can feel the effects of it.
    My work output reduced in quality and quantity as I am struggling to stay awake.
    I figured to be productive you have to be disciplined as well.
    If you go to bed early tonight, tomorrow you be fresh and ready to work harder, not sleepy.
    Great post and a reminder.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Fred, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. Yes, it can be hard to get everything done before going to bed. It takes discipline to finish but there’s always tomorrow where you can be more productive if you get a good night’s sleep. I hope you get regular good quality sleep so you can focus on your goals productively. ~kat

  8. Melanie says:

    This is such a great post, and reminds me to take care or myself more. I have struggled with depression in the past, and let me tell you, self-care makes such a huge difference to me! Having a bath or an early night after a bad day will make me feel much better the next day!

    Life is so fast paced nowadays, we need to keep in mind to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others, so thanks for this article!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Melanie, thanks for stopping by. Depression is very complex and a real challenge to work through. It sounds like you recognise how to manage a bad day can be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep so you can manage the new day more optimally. Having a relaxing bath is very comforting and soothing to our mental wellbeing too. Well done for recognising what you need to do for you. ~kat

  9. Andrew says:

    Being mindful is a great way to remain present and reduce stress. Often it is our negative thoughts about the past and the future that cause us stress and detract from our sense of wellbeing. By grounding our senses in the present moment we can consciously choose to be positive and be grateful for all that we have. The longer and more often we can be positive, the healthier and happier we will be. This is a sure way to creating a better future for ourselves.
    Thanks for sharing your 4 pillars of wellbeing.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Andrew, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think positivity has so much to our health. If we apply positivity to anything we do, this can help us achieve our goals. Even being positive about getting enough exercise, or having a good night sleep can influence the quality of our sleep. ~kat

  10. Kelsey says:

    Kat thanks for the great reminder to be mindful of my health and how I’m treating my mind and body. I know for me recently, it’s been easy to neglect sleep and exercise, and I’ve definitely been feeling the effects of it. This article has been a great encouragement for me to refocus on doing what’s best for my body and mind.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Kelsey, isn’t it amazing that when we think of the things that get neglected, just how it is impacting on our well being. It’s great that you’ve found this to help you recognise what can help you shift and allow you to refocus on yourself. ~kat

  11. Tracy says:

    Hi Kat

    I couldn’t agree more with everything you’ve said. I have to tell you, I try to get to the gym everyday for a 40 min workout during my lunch hour and if by chance I’m on holidays for a week and miss my workouts, I can definitely see a difference in my mental health, it’s so true, movement really does impact our wellness. . I make it a priority in my lifestyle to ensure the 4 primary pillars you mentioned are adhered to as they really are the foundation to achieving total wellness.

    Great post! I thoroughly enjoyed the read.


    • Kat says:

      Hi Tracy. It’s great that you notice a difference for your wellbeing when you stop exercising for a short period of time. It seems like a small thing to change in your routine, but you’re aware of the impact it has, great insight and self awareness :). ~kat

  12. Temekia says:

    Hello, I enjoyed reading your post. I agree with everything. learning to care for my self (self care) is my journey right now. The one thing I should truly work on is sleep… I know I don’t do right for myself when it comes down to sleep. But I will work on it.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Temekia it’s great that you are aware of your need to improve your sleep. When we are aware of what needs to change, we can mindfully work on it and make choices that support that goal. Thanks for stopping by and sharing ~kat

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