Welcome to Respect.li(fe)


My name is Angel and I am the owner, and so far, the sole contributor to Respect.li.

I know that this sounds cheesy, but I am a life lover. I love working out and keeping up with everything related to physical and mental wellness. As far as I can tell, we only live once and for that reason we should try to make this journey as pleasant and beautiful as possible. Improving my lifestyle and helping others achieve this has been my life motto for quite a while now. I am a psychologist by profession and a fitness enthusiast by heart, and I would describe this website as the offspring of these two love affairs. 

Hopefully, this blog will also help me re-discover my love for writing which is something that I’ve been missing a lot lately.

Oh, and by the way, where are my manners! Welcome! 🙂



Boost Your Mood, Mental and Physical Well-Being Through Exercises

Many people find it challenging to live positively in this fast paced world. If you want to improve your life, you need to focus on what your mood is like, and how to elevate it through natural means. The reason why people need to focus on natural elements is because it works by alleviating the body’s mind and body. Instead of taking pharmaceutical options, there are a lot of different things that you can do to help with mood and improvement overall. Exercises and workouts provide an ideal alternative that can enhance your mood while offering other benefits for your overall health.

How Exercise Can Help to Improve Your Mood

Production of endorphins hormones

Research on the relationship between anxiety and workout routines indicates that the physical and mental benefits of exercising can significantly contribute to reducing stress and improve mood. Exercising and workouts release endorphins in our bodies. These feel-good hormones tend to proliferate after an exercise routine of sufficient duration and proper intensity. However, you don’t have to do harsh exercises to feel good; any workout done consistently would accomplish that. Once released, the endorphins prevail to improve your mood and make you genuinely content for the rest of your day.

Gives you the mental aspect of living a healthy lifestyle

healthy lifestyleFor you to have a good mood, you need to have a stabilized self-esteem. With improved self-esteem, you can handle the daily stress and maintain a happy life. Exercise can help you deal with stress and also ward off depression and anxiety. Not to mention all the health risks that come with an unhealthy lifestyle – exercising prevents heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many more things that you can proactively avoid. These are just some of the ways exercise improves your health. Studies have suggested it can also help with certain types of cancer, improve immune function, and more.

Improved discipline and self-respect

You will learn the art of discipline in your exercise routines. During your sessions, you will develop and command the respect you need. You will start believing in yourself as respect is embedded in you. You will learn to push yourself, and when you start seeing improvements in your body and your form, it will motivate you to keep pushing and to keep improving.

Take More Walks

During your days, take a walk. Literally go outside, find a park, or just get out and get some sun by walking. There are a lot of great things that come with walking. If you can just spend at least 30 minutes of time in this regards, you will not only feel better about your life; you’ll also enjoy better health and more. Walking is a good thing to help you, and elevates mood overall. There’s no better way to get started with self-improvement, than exercise. This is the easiest exercise you can do right now.


Exercise can be an effective mechanism to enhance your mood and also combat anxiety and depression. Once you develop a routine, there wouldn’t be a better way to start off your day, keep yourself active and healthy. You will highly benefit from regular exercises and workout routines; your mood will change, you will receive many benefits in terms of health, and mental stability as well.



Difference Between Mental and Emotional Health

Even though you’re physically healthy, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re emotionally or mentally stable. And, in the same way, someone in a perfectly normal state of mind may not have the best physical health. Let’s begin by making sure you understand exactly what physical, mental and emotional well-being constitutes.


physical wellnessPhysical Health

Being physically healthy means having your body work as it should be. For example, the purpose of your lungs is to allow oxygen to be taken to your body and get rid of carbon dioxide. If for whatever reason, it is not able to function in a proper manner, then this constitutes poor physical health. The same goes for all parts of your body.

You won’t always be in full control of your physical health. Some traits which impact upon physical health are often inherited from your parents (like resistance to some diseases), and the quality of health care where you live is also an important factor. However, there are many lifestyle measures you can adopt to boost your physical well-being. The most common methods include not smoking and regular exercise.




mental and emotional well-beingMental and Emotional Health

Mental health, on the other hand, is about being in a state of mind that allows you to rationally make decisions and interact in a normal fashion with others in society. Common features of mental health include memory, the ability to process information and deductive reasoning skills.

Emotional well-being is close linked to mental health, as they’re both affected primarily by the human mind. The difference is, whilst mental health is more to do with rational decision making, emotional health is more to do your mood and behavior, for example, your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Your mental and emotional well-being are often more difficult to diagnose, and as such can be more difficult to improve, unlike physical well-being.


mental and physical stressPhysical, Emotional and Mental Stress

Now that you understand the key features of physical, mental and emotional well-being, you’re in a better position to identify the differences between physical, emotional and mental stress.

As you may have guessed, physical stress is actions or factors which impact upon your body’s ability to function correctly. Some can have positive effects, like heavy exercise. And others can be dangerous, like a lack of food or water.

Mental stress affects your ability to think rationally. Fear is a common concern. Declining cognitive strength and memory due to mental diseases or an aging mind is another.

Lastly, emotional stress affects your mood and behavior. Low confidence and a lack of social skills caused by prolonged periods of isolation is a common problem for many. Keep in mind that the boundary between mental and emotional stress is blurry. For example, someone with low self-esteem is likely to have problems with rational decision making, especially in social situations.

As a final note, it’s important to remember that although there are key differences between physical, mental and emotional well-being, at the end of the day, they are fundamentally linked. Physical stress can lead to mental issues and vice versa. The same goes for emotional well-being. Correctly managing all three states is the key to ensuring a happy lifestyle.