Belly Bloat DAY 7 - RELATIONSHIPS

DAY 7 - RELATIONSHIPS  

This is all about you, so it makes sense that the greatest relationship you will ever have is with yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup; you cannot keep giving to others and ignore your personal needs. This is not being selfish, this is called self-preservation and the sooner you understand the absolute need to nurture and nourish your mind, body, spirit, the better you can continue to support those around you.

 

Teaching children from a young age how to ‘tune in’ to what is happening within them, for them, and around them may be the first step in learning life coping skills that will sustain them through adulthood and the many challenges it presents. Life doesn’t come with a handbook but if it did, I would hope that it would look a bit like this.

DAY7 - RECIPES

Note: All meals are interchangeable. Be flexible and practical and think ahead about the most convenient way to make sure you have a healthy day.

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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

There are many aspects of life to be concerned about on a daily basis and many issues that we can lend our voice to and make some noise, but we need the mental, physical and emotional strength to do it. This is where we must take notice of our health and how we nourish our body. Food is not just fuel; it needs to be quality over quantity otherwise it’s akin to putting diesel into an unleaded motor. It won’t work and it will most likely lead to engine failure and permanent damage. So, if you think you can survive on high fat, high salt, sugary take away food and continue to function, you are kidding yourself. There is a saying, ‘If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness’. Take that as motivation to make better food choices, drink more water and keep your body moving.

 

Another relationship that we need to nurture is the one we share with nature. There is so much to be grateful for from nature beginning with the air we breathe, the water that flows through us and the earth upon which we ground ourselves. Mother nature is a powerful healer and a relationship we should all prioritise. The best part is it’s free and accessible for everyone from bush walking, swimming in the ocean and bathing in the sunshine, can you hear her calling you?

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Besides the relationship with ourselves, the ones that fill our lives with joy and purpose are the relationships we have with our family and friends. The unconditional love that comes from people in your life who inspire you to be the best version of yourself are the ones we need to nurture. Loving relationships fill our hearts, remind us of what is truly important and give us hope for the future. If there is a relationship in your life that needs healing, begin with unconditional love without expectations and you may be surprised how healing this simple act can be.

 

All relationships take commitment and work to fully realise their potential. Some will be easier than others, but it will be the combination of all these relationships that contribute to a fulfilled and happy life. If you are out of balance, begin by looking at which relationship in your life needs nurturing.

 

- Make better food choices

- Spend time in nature

- Heal personal relationships

- Focus on positive self-talk

- Commit to a daily health routine

- Attend inspiring seminars

 

Like all good things, the more you invest, the more you will be rewarded. Relationships require communication, from the heart, from nature and from each other, think of them like throwing a pebble in calm water, where the ripple effect continues to magnify the depth of your relationships with every investment you make. Back yourself, you’re worth it!

 

YOUR DAY 7 - EXERCISE VIDEO

Today’s exercises contain an alternate easier movement. You can follow Kirsty for this movement.