How to Improve your Mental Health, (without meditating), Using These Three simple steps.

Meditation is great for your mental health, but sometimes, no matter how many times you say it, you don’t end up doing it. I’ve downloaded all the apps, gotten up early to sit in a quiet room, gone to yoga classes, group meditation classes, and you know what? I’m OK with it not being for me at the moment.

I didn’t used to be OK with saying that, because it felt wrong. Everyone tells you to take 10 minutes, or to sit in a quiet room in the morning, or to download the meditation app, but if you’re forcing it, if it’s not working for you, more importantly, if it’s feeling like a burden, and you just don’t want to do it, let’s focus on all the other stuff you can do. If it’s not helping you, let’s look at other stuff that will.


Meditation in motion.

The day I discovered the type of training we do with our clients, is the day my life changed forever. Interval training, mixed with resistance training, is the single best thing you can do for your mental health.

You will feel so capable after  just one session, but give it a few months, and your mental health will improve so much. Scientifically, it gives you a huge release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, but in simple terms, it just makes you feel so good.

You feel refreshed, capable, mentally strong. You tackle everything with more confidence and passion. I’ve never come across anything better in all my years of training than this. The amazing physical results you get from this type of training, is just a bonus.



Taking 10 minutes out of your day to plan, review and reflect.

It’s life-changing. It takes your nose out of your upfront and in your face problems/daily grind, and transports you to a bigger picture place. You go from being in the woods, looking around you and up, to a high place in the sky, surveying. This gives you a huge advantage in that you can be strategic about your day, week and month. It gives you time to pause in an active way, as you’ll be journalling and filing out your priming worksheet. 

You’ll feel more in control, it’ll help you relax, and will give your brain time to slow down and think. This will greatly improve your mental health. Just 10 minutes a day is fantastic. Keep a little notepad in your pocket, with a saved copy of it, and answer all the questions when you’re having lunch, or getting a coffee.



More specifically, reading about people who are where you want to be in business, health,  mindset, or something else. There are so many ways I’ve changed for the better, simply because someone who I respect and admire, has taught me a better way of dealing with or looking at something.

Tony Robbins is the best I’ve ever come across in helping you change your mindset, and the way you automatically think of things.

The way you think about things now, is a lot to do with conditioning and programming. With the right guidance, you can completely change how you feel towards something, helping you have a happier life, be more calm, lose weight, improve your mental health, or whatever it is you want to tackle.

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!

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