Maintaining your mental and physical health can feel like a full-time job. While we all know that a mindfulness retreat or a yoga programme would be of immeasurable benefit to our daily well-being, it’s just so hard to find the time and the energy needed to make these major changes.
However, there are many small changes that you can make to your daily schedule that will have a disproportionately positive effect on how you are feeling, both mentally and physically. These changes are so small that they’ve probably never even occurred to you as possibilities.
By taking a few short courses on these niche health topics, you’ll gain valuable information that can transform your life by making just a few small change to your daily routine. So get learning!
You don’t need to be an insomniac to want to improve the quality of your sleep. Almost everyone goes through periods of sleeping badly, due to stress, changing routines or any number of other reasons. Sleeping is how the body recharges its batteries and is vital to both our physical and mental health. This course clearly explains the science of sleep and outlines some simple techniques for improving the quality of your rest.
Whether at work, at home or out and about, we spend a large part of our time interacting with others. If you don’t feel at ease in yourself, or if you suffer from social anxiety, then this can be a very difficult experience. Social anxiety can result in you miscommunicating with those around you and this can result in confusion and misunderstandings. This can have repercussions both at work and socially. This course goes back to the basics of understanding yourself and builds towards how you can successfully make yourself understood with others.
It’s not every day that you break your leg or suffer a concussion, but many of us will go through the day with small aches and pains that seem to come from nowhere and disappear again after a short time. These small aches are usually not painful enough to go to the doctor but they slow us down and can be more annoying than painful. These are often the results of inflammation, one of the most common causes of small scale bodily aches. By learning about inflammation you can minimise the causes and start eradicating those inconvenient niggles.
Alongside educating yourself about the causes of inflammation, learning how to correctly stretch your muscles is a simple but incredibly effective way to drastically improve the quality of your physical well being on a daily basis. Muscles shorten if they’re not regularly exercised and flexibility is reduced. If you’re working at a desk and sitting in the same position for long periods, tight muscles can start to cramp or even lead to chronic pain issues. This course will explain how you can integrate some key gentle stretching exercises into your daily routine.
Reiki is an alternative form of healing that you can use to both help others and yourself. Originating in Japan, reiki is based around restoring a correct physical and mental balance to allow for a more calm and stress-free engagement with the world around you. This fascinating course is not just a great way to increase your well-being, it will also offer you a window into the richness of traditional Japanese cultural practices and thinking.