Last week it was announced that Instagram is ranked the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health. Personally, this wasn’t much of a shocker to me. How many times have you scrolled past an image and thought how you wanted to look like that, or live there, or have that? Quite a few times I’d wager. It breeds comparison culture, and of course, this can’t be good for our mental wellbeing.
I got to try a new form of exercise last week – hot pod yoga.
One thing you may not know about me is that I really enjoy yoga. It’s played a big part in my health and fitness journey over the past two or so years. I recently spoke about how my gran may or may not have been right about taking the time to meditate more often for the sake of my mental health. My way of making sure I actually achieve that is by practising a little bit of yoga. Even if it’s only five minutes, it means I clear my head and focus on my breathing and energy. It ultimately lets me get rid of a little bit of stress.
Personally, I enjoyed my time at school. I was lucky enough to secure a scholarship to a grammar school, which led to many opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have had. I’ll forever be grateful for the schooling I received. However, as I move through life and have to do more ‘adulting’, I realise that whilst school taught me a lot of things, it also didn’t teach me a lot of tremendously important things. After putting out tweets on the matter I was happy to find out I wasn’t alone in this feeling!
If someone asked you what part of yourself you were most self-conscious about, what would it be? For me, it’s my teeth and always has been. Too much tea and too many fizzy drinks have really taken a toll on the whiteness of my teeth, and I’m forever searching for sensitive-teeth-friendly ways to improve their appearance. This time, I’ve been trying the entire Nano range from WhiteWash Labs.