Finding Your Mental Balance

Lately, I have been struggling with finding a balance for my emotions. I will get really mad super easily, and my lows come out of no where. It has started to affect how I go about my days. I have been trying to figure out what I have been doing differently in the past couple of weeks.

The first big difference is that I haven’t been working out as much. Shaun and I have been trying to finish some projects, and he has been training for his weightlifting meet. So in two weeks we will be able to go back to our regular lifting sessions. This is one thing that I have noticed before with my mood swings. Working out allows me to release stress and anger that gets pent up through the day. It gets rid of unwanted emotions and helps me relax and chill the rest of the day.

The second thing that I thought of is that we have been eating out more than we usually do. We normally have fast food only once, maybe twice a week. Well, with the work we have been doing, we haven’t had as much time to make dinner like we used to. So, instead of being smart and meal prepping, we have been just ordering out food.

I wanted to research more into this, because I also saw an article about how your blood type affects what food you should be eating. I am type O, and it stated that I should eat protein, eggs, and vegetable and I need to avoid dairy and carbs. This is what we have for food on a normal day anyways. It made me realize that we formed our diet this way, because carbs and dairy don’t make us feel god so we cut it out of our diet. It was so neat to see something that I have put in practice have a reason behind it.

After discovering that, I saw another article about how foods can affect your brain. They state to stay away from sugar and processed foods, because they lead to inflammation in the brain and around the body. The suggest eating whole plant foods to slow the process of inflammation, so vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains.

Upon further investigation, I also discovered that foods can affect your attention span. I have been feeling very spacey and sporadic these past couple of weeks. I was thinking it might be my coffee, since we switched to a french press. Turns out, eating surgery and processed foods can lead to ADHD in people. In other countries that don’t like to use medications as much as the US, have many studies stating that when a patient says they have ADHD, they look into their diet first. It makes so much sense!

Shaun and I have a wedding this weekend and will be out of town, but starting next week I am getting back into my old ways. I don’t like being moody, so I need to clean up my diet again and start lifting those weights.

This should be the last bit of motivation you need to start being a healthier you. It will not only help you physically, but mentally and emotionally. Stay strong and healthy!

From Your Life Tutor
-Sam

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