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Another car singer here - can't recommend it enough. It's a cheap form of therapy. but I guess only works if you enjoy singing?
just spotted this and am sending out a few referrals. Here's hoping!!
it is worth the effort, the shopping and the cooking. Rubbish food really does catch up on me - not 18 any more!
oh yes, car singing - the way forward, literally! And as mentioned, won't upset anyone else if there isn't anyone else in the car.
good idea - no extra spend, no clutter and a possible win. Works for me!
I find the therapy of a good driving-in-the-car-sing-a-long immensely helpful for reducing stress levels. No problem with annoying personal taste if I'm on my own too - bliss.
commute music is all very well, but please don't sing along! And I understand that noise-cancelling headphones are an essential on the tube, apparently if you drown out the train noise you could damage your hearing.
I am one who might look like eats 'too much'. I have always have pudding after lunch! but it's pudding of nuts and raisins or a healthy muffin, so keeps me filled up and stops me snacking mid-afternoon.
Yes there really is a buy buy buy mentality in cities. it's what they're made of. And the temptation is there to buy too much, then feel a bit rubbish after. So the gym actually is a nice escape from all that, albeit plonk in the middle of the shops.
I certainly don't spend an hour vacuuming, but what I find doing the stairs quite hard so always feel like I've done myself some good. but probably only a paltry amount of calories.
I looked up the mirror workout - Harry Potter indeed! No doubt rather pricey but how good would that be?
Pre-planning for me too, and that means making healthy food in bulk so there's always something healthy to grab. Soup, pilafs, banana muffins...just make a load and you're sorted for the week.
Wow, I had no idea about the forthcoming high tech workouts on the wall, so to speak. Sounds amazing! (Though I don't quite get the 'virtual kettlebells'....
I am a HeadSpace fan. I use it almost every day for 10 minutes and that has helped me enormously with my emotional ups and downs. I highly recommend it. There's a free 10 day trial so you can't go wrong really.
I find that in a hurry equals grabbing rubbish food equals guilt equals stress! I know food shouldn't bring on guilt, but easier said than done. Definitely time for more pre-planning.
oh yes, tell me about it - escape from the festive madness badly needed and it is only November! Thank goodness for my favourite gym which has a 'bah-humbug' policy until December 15th.
I keep hearing about how amazing meditation is but dont actually know anyone who does it. I do take time during the day to be 'present' and grateful for the good stuff and I think that works well for my mind and makes me feel better.
I have a friend who lives in a small village - she says that even the most 'I get up really early' of her visitors sleep like logs at her house. Peace, quiet, fresh air.... although I'll settle for the empty tube train in the picture!
Well, I do regular coffee shop visits and I definitely think this helps me relax in the hubub of the busy city. I love to sit, sip and watch from my calm corner. I don't meet anyone though, but nor do I want to!
I find it hard to find time for 'mental exercise' like meditation. But the one time I did the free trial of HeadSpace I did feel like I was doing my mind some good deed, and felt more in control of myself when things didn't go my way.
I was interested to read about how urban living keeps us on edge. That makes sense to me. When I visit Scotland I feel myself physically slow down and I'm sure that's the environment.
yep, fruit juice is all the sugar and not much of the rest. I agree - eat the actual fruit, more filling and tastes better too.
unfortunately a lot of 'delicatessen' bread products have a ton of sugar added. Not sure about the baked potato thing, though - it seems to be all to do with GI and GL. Will have to look into that!