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  • Writer's pictureBethF

What a difference a day makes

Updated: Jan 1

Today has been a very good day. I feel fit, healthy & strong, I’ve been very productive, and I feel like I have nourished and nurtured my mind, body & soul.

Dopamine hits for ticking things off my To Do list, having a VERY productive day, which all started with a well-deserved mug of morning coffee (after a 30 day abstinence)

Oxytocin hit for spending some time playing with Coco

Serotonin hit from continuing to look after my gut health even after the end of my 30 day programme. (as I’ve mentioned before, 90% of serotonin is formed in your gut…)

Endorphins hit from doing a workout - in my case a double win cos I completed a movement workout that I’ve previously struggled with…

So I’ve managed all four of the happy hormones today - brilliant, no wonder I’m feeling good 😁

Yesterday was a different story. A very stressful morning left me with cortisol running amok and so my focus was on bringing that back under control. So I went to Tesco, and bought some new T-shirts and some yummy healthy food. It was the end of my 30 day gut health programme and I surprised myself by only getting bananas and (vegan) bacon as “treats”. I did pick up a pizza and look at it, but to be honest, it just didn’t appeal. Supermarket shopping might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but it makes me happy and I knew it would, so I did it. And it worked.

I am at the point in my life now where I can easily recognise what my body is saying to me, and instead of telling it off for not feeling differently, I ask it what I can do to make things better (if needed). It’s amazing what a bit of listening can do… 😁

O, and whilst I have your attention, we are in the process of creating some new, topic-based groups, initially using Facebook. Our first one is on the subject of menopause, so if you fancy connecting and conversing with a like-minded community, come join us there. It’s free to join, and all the content in the Facebook group is free also 😁.

Thank you for listening.

*if you enjoy the themes of these musings and would like to learn more, or join in similar conversations, please head over to The Listening House.

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