One positive difference to my life would be the change to my lifestyle. I eat more healthily. I also decided to stop using my car as much and walk everywhere. I started off with little walks and then increased my walks to two really long walks which would last two hours. In those two hours I’d burn 650 calories and I doubled my daily steps, so this made me feel happy that I actually achieved something. My main concern was to lose a little weight, and to do this, I needed to help myself and change these little bad habits I had. OPFS has supported me through my changes and helped me with some different ideas to save money or find an alternative way.
Lots of parents tell us that they feel tired and run down a lot of the time, and that it’s hard to put themselves first. When you’re low physically, it affects how you feel mentally.
Physical exercise, good food and a decent night’s sleep make all the difference. How do you manage that with children around and limited money? Here are some ideas.
Mental health charity Mind has loads of tips on how you can manage your everyday life and look after yourself when you’re finding it hard to cope. From physical activity, to getting into nature, to the foods that can help your mood, there’s something for everyone in Mind’s Tips for everyday living. The Mental Health Foundation is also a great source of podcasts and videos.