How To Maintain Health and Wellness
In a world that is becoming increasingly obsessed with wellness and health, finding a balance between all the things that you should be doing can be difficult. While more focus has been put onto general wellness, this can be difficult to achieve due to common financial, or social barriers. It can be difficult to maintain a strong sleep schedule, healthy eating, and exercise while maintaining a job and other obligations. Often, we might be overworked or scrambling to finish all of our tasks in one day and have little time for ourselves. This article will be dedicated to talking about small things that you can do for yourself for short bursts of time.
In recent years, meditation and yoga have been growing more and more in popularity claiming to ease pain, some symptoms of mental health, and slow cognitive decline. With this many, studies have burgeoned in support of these claims. What’s even better is that if you are rushed for time, you do not have to devote that much time to this activity. Meditating for as much as 15 minutes, during a lunch break or right before your sleep can help ease your stress levels, while improving your mood and health.
2. Social Support
The benefits of adequate social support can never be talked about enough. Forming a strong bond or friendship with others can be reassuring to us as individuals and give us someone that we can confide in and trust. This can go along way in terms of mental health and improving our sense of well-being. It also allows you to share and learn about different points of view, allowing you to find better solutions to your problems and vent.
It is worthwhile to seek some balance in your life. While it can be hard to balance everything that should be a priority, carving out some time for yourself and self-care are important. Work with those around you so that you can schedule in time for things that you enjoy and care about. Giving yourself time to relax in between your duties can improve your productivity and overall happiness.
4. Healthy Thinking
How you think can affect your mental health. While it’s not possible to think positively all the time, adding a positive quality to your life can help you feel better about the situations that you inevitably find yourself. This can be done by avoiding the traps of negative thinking like “overgeneralizing” by using “always” or “never” or predicting a negative outcome. Even after we have tried our best to put our mental and physical health first, things that we cannot control can get in our way or we might need extra help to get through our struggles and that is okay!
If you or someone you know is struggling, please feel free to contact the professional team at Lifeline Connections for help. Getting yourself help, whether it is through self-help or by reaching out to professionals is an important part of recognizing that you are struggling and is a good step forward to get the help that you need. You can visit Lifelineconnections.org or call 360.397.8246 for more information.