Don't neglect neglect

Written by Jon Ho

It’s easy to let yourself go (and not in a good way) when you hit a bump in the road. Basic things like taking a shower, brushing your teeth and the like seems pointless and get relegated to the mental corner.

Well, that would just be the start. Soon, other things would follow and that when spiralling happens. With the neglect in hygiene, meals can be forgotten which soon lead to gastric issues which then stresses you out . . . you get the drift. We all know that it takes a lot more effort to get out of a slump as compared to when you’re resisting it from the start.

It is thus important to remember; we must never neglect our basic needs. Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, our physiological needs must be met before we can even move on to the next level. Neglecting them would just compound the problem and set off a chain reaction.

As such, always pay attention to what your body’s telling you – it’s not just your physical state that’s affected by your mental. It works both ways.