All posts filed under: Wellness

25 Things That Make You Realise You’re An Actual Adult

Read time: 2 Minutes Adulthood. When did that happen? One minute you were drinking at a Tuesday night house party with your mates until 4am and now you’re in your pyjamas at 9pm, looking at the Ikea website wondering which cushions would match the new curtains you bought. The transformation into a fully fledged adult feels like it just sneaks up on you, but if you look and listen carefully to the world around you, you will realise that there are those small but significant moments which signify that you’re turning into a real life grown up. When you take sick days off work, they are actual sick days. Binge watching an entire TV show in one day no longer feels like an accomplishment but instead fills you full of anxiety about your life choices. You think about how you want to feel on a Sunday morning before deciding if you want to go out on a Saturday night. Your phone is full of pictures of your pets or children or home décor. You will …

10 Irish Organisations You Can Turn To For Mental Health Support

Read time: 4 Minutes Mental health affects everyone. According to Mental Health Ireland, one in four of us will experience a mental health difficulty in our lifetime, so even if you personally have not gone through a mental health issue, chances are, someone close to you has. It’s an essential component in your overall wellbeing. Good mental health contributes to your functioning, realising your capabilities, achieving your goals, coping with the stresses of life and maintaining positive relationships in your life. When to talk to someone about your mental health Mental health disorders and issues come in all forms shapes and sizes and the same issue can often affect people in different ways. For that reason, if you are feeling down or concerned that your mental health is suffering, it’s essential to talk to someone; whether that’s someone close to you or a professional, to offer you the support, advice or help that you need. Some common symptoms of mental health issues include: Feeling down or upset for long period of time Worrying excessively Having …

What Should My Toddler Be Eating? Meal Ideas And 25 Foods To Try

Read time: 4 Minutes Just like you, your toddler needs a balanced diet to ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need to fuel their bodies as best they can. But if you have a toddler, you probably just rolled your eyes when you read that last sentence. Feeding a toddler is a battle and trying to feed them nothing but healthy food can be an all-out war. They might be small, but they know the difference between carrots and a biscuit. And they know which one they’d rather have. Most of the time getting any food into them is a cause for celebration, so how do you ensure not only that they’re getting enough food but that they’re getting the right food too? In this article, we’re going to give you an idea of which foods are best to feed your growing little one, so when it comes to bribing them with snacks or hiding ingredients in their dinner, you can rest a bit easier knowing that they’re getting the good stuff. Protein Protein is …

9 Financial Habits Every 30-Something Should Have

Read time: 4 Minutes As a 30 something, the best time to start thinking about your retirement and future financial security is… well….yesterday. Of course, it’s not the most exciting topic when you’re young and have to consider things like mortgages, weddings and children, which require more urgent financial attention. The reality is, however, the sooner you embrace the topic of pensions, the better. Not only will it take one of those big ‘life admin’ weights off your shoulders, but an early start brings great benefits. State pension age is on the increase (set to be 68 after 2028), as is our life expectancy. Irish men and women are expected to life to 78 and 82, respectively and surviving for that long on the current state pension personal rate of €230.30 per week, seems like an unimaginable stretch. So if you’re new to the world of retirement planning and feeling a little bit more ready to get started, here are some things you can do now that your older self will thank you for. Know …