30 days of health

How a month of afternoons outside changed my life. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

No it’s not the sun has super powers or is it? ๐Ÿ˜‚

The start of this month was not easy, I had to push myself most days just to get my fat ass up and move but it has finally been a full month I completed.

I have some pervious posts if you feel like you want to read the beginning of my little afternoon adventures.

I started this quest after a job loss, basically I had given up on practically everything in my life. I would wake up and be so exhausted from the night before sleep that I would go straight back down on the lounge. (It was a really depressing time, I wouldn’t lie. Probably one of my worse episodes). I was scared I felt drained, uninspired just lifeless.

I did the usual thing I normally do and rushed off to my doctors office and demanded new pills, better pills because the ones I was currently taking clearly aren’t working! My doctor assured me it was normally to feel somewhat down about the current events that I was enduring. I took that home with an attitude, she wasn’t going to help God they never do! Never do they listen to me! I’ll do it myself I concluded. That afternoon I went frantic searching all types of ways to heal this death I felt inside. That’s when I came across many study’s that had evidence going outside it would help improve my mood by increasing Serotonin so I wouldn’t just be a slump of skin laying on the couch day in and day out.

That was a month ago..

Today life has changed and although not drastically different it is in the process of improvement. I have goals again, a sense of wanting to achieve my dreams. Setting myself up so that this time next year I will be in a much better place not just financially but mentally and physically, perhaps even spiritually. I never thought in a million years that something as simple as walking outside for as little as half an hour then sitting as my dog plays for another would be part of the answer to happiness and success.

I am still in disbelief and I’m the one that transformed haha.

Life has been good to me and I thank the universe everyday for the positive I see in the world and it’s beauty. The suns rays feel different on my skin, it’s hard to explain but I feel more than before but it’s not pain.

With in this month I have started an online business selling my handmade products, enrolled back into university to finish my degree and found my passion to creatively express myself again. all from spending more time outside amongst nature.

Life is beautiful if you just slow down take the time and notice it. Once you start to notice the beauty, the ugly fades away !

My life has changed because I spent time outdoors just four weeks and my mentality has done a complete 360, it’s so simple you can do it to. I encourage you to get up and get outside embraces it’s natural benefits.

For now J x

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Iโ€™m tired.. oh so tired.

Its wrapped around me covering me from head to toe like a slithery snake holding its prey for the kill. The weight is unbearable causing so much painful Pressure inside that I can’t hold it in anymore Im a tea pot ready to blow.

I try and try to remove the slithering darkness that surrounds me, my thoughts, actions and emotions. I read constantly on ways to get the griped loosed, I’m tired oh so tired from the constant battle within. It’s hard to be me and be you at the same time, it’s hard to know who I am anymore without your breathe in my ears.

I don’t remember when you first started to grab me and pull me within the waters to drown me with your darkness’s but I feel the tightness around my chest daily now, just ease up a little a let me breathe please? I don’t want to grab my chest in fear this breathe my be my last as you grasp tightly.

I want to remember what it feels like to go out without you constantly screaming in my head how worthless I am, nobody cares oh and your favourite just kill yourself. I wonder all the time what it must feel like to look in the mirror without you, Not hearing you voice that is ice cold in the silent of the night before I sleep.

They don’t know how good they have it do they? To not be stuck with you? To not constantly be under attack fighting what feels like myself but it’s you! It’s You slivering on in my life trying to destroy me.

But god have mercy on you D because I’m strong and willing to fight I may be tired but I’m not a quitter! Yeah today you won but tomorrow is my day!

For now Jade x

30 days of health

Is Nature an all natural way to treat depression ft Harvard university study ๐Ÿ€

How many of you feel happier being outside under the sunshine with wind hitting your skin just taking the moment in?

Harvard university has conducted a study that states nature can infect improve our overall mental health. I have written of this earlier so please feel free to take a look back and read it through.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/sour-mood-getting-you-down-get-back-to-nature

I have decided to conduct a study of my own to see if nature Can in fact increase my mental health. During this time I will change nothing at all about my day or diet expect Spending a full hour outside amongst nature, I will not have any electronics on me at this time so I can fully embrace nature and itโ€™s presence around me.

Reading through the study it got me thinking about how much time I do actually spend outside on a regular basis and it turns out it is not as much as I would have originally thought.

Is this why depression is on the rise in this generation is it due to the fact we are simply not getting enough source of vitamin D due to such hectic Pace of lifestyle?

(To make this clear I am in no way a doctor or scientist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ.)

Just a regular person struggling to find away out of the darkness and looking for answers that do not Involve constant doctor appointments, visits and medication. Something I can manage and natural. Thereโ€™s got to be something right?

Basically the experiment I am looking at conducting is the following.

Can nature increase serotonin naturally?

Basically my Aim is to see if being in nature can produce serotonin in the brain like Harvard suggest.

Iโ€™ll be Judging by how I am feeling during the day, after and before the time in nature. Tracking my moods by having a mood journal.

Iโ€™m hopeful that the outcome will be a positive one that I can continue to help me on my journey to overcome the Darkness.

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Donโ€™t forget to hit that follow button to follow my journey through my own little study and once again thank you for your read ๐Ÿ’•

For now Jade x

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Is Exercise an all-natural treatment to fight depression – ft Harvard Health

Does nature have the ability to cure depression?

As I walk along the rocky path I sense myself focusing more on my breathing, with each foot hitting the floor a sense of feeling of greatness and relief rush over me. Was it the excitement that soon I will be at the waterfall therefor the walk would soon be over so my reward systems were reacting or are there a connection between nature and depression?

I am a normal person well what I consider normal haha I’m sure if you read my thoughts you wouldn’t think so but anywho I’ve been struggling with depression/ post-traumatic stress disorder for over 8 years now. I’m finally now at the point in my life that I have let this illness take enough of me. I want to be in control again, I want to be able to successfully say I overcome this mental illness.

Through research, I have discovered many ways to naturally produce secretion, reduce stress and anxiety. With most of us City living the constant hustle and bustle of daily duties we really don’t get much time in nature, I mean after a 9-5, cooking dinner and then your relaxing time do you really want to exercise? To Get back up to take that walk amongst nature? Think about it how much time do you really spend outside?

Is that the reason why depression is on the rise? Havard has done scientific research that has evidence to prove that nature can, in fact, increase our mood.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression

Is nature the answer to fighting depression?

What do you guys think? Could there be a connection let me know below in a comment.

Thank you for you time reading this don’t forget to hit the like or follow button for more

For now Jade x