More and more we understand that good wellness is holistic – our mind affects our body just as the state of our body can affect our mind. In times of stress and difficulty, being able to foster a healthy mental state is vital towards keeping yourself healthy. No matter the challenges you face, try to keep true to the following –
A Healthy Body
Much of the advice we’ve offered about fostering a healthy body will also help to develop a healthy state of mind. Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise keeps your body moving and helps to activate endorphins – which has a positive effect on your mood. It also helps to tire your body out so you can sleep better. Capitalizing on that with good sleep habits (limited screen time, set sleep schedule) will have further benefits for your physical health. Making that effort to stick to a balanced diet and supplement accordingly to maximize your physical health:
A Healthy Mind
If you feel that your mental state is stressed, then you can try to adopt coping habits. If simple exercise isn’t working – try something more structured like yoga or Tai Chi. Some people find solace in gardening! If you need to express yourself, write out and share your thoughts – even if it’s just in a personal journal. Something as simple as finding something funny to enjoy for a time (a favorite video clip, some shared memes) can change your frame of mind for the good. If you start to feel drained or unfocused, a shot of natural energy through MaxATP™can help boost the body AND mind.
A Healthy Soul
For something that connects a little deeper, set aside time to pray or meditate. You don’t have to belong to a specific religion to find benefits in spirituality. If you need help with making those deeper connections, ask for assistance with your family and friends. You can also reach out through community resources like clubs, classes and support groups. You’ll find that performing even small acts of kindness can help to nurture positive emotions that can cancel out negative feelings.
A Healthy Self
We can find ourselves in a drudgery of routine, so while habits can keep us efficient and make us feel secure and safe; try to change things up every now and then. Take some time off for yourself and think about how you can foster self-care. Take a moment to consider your SELFin the same way you would reach out to a good friend or loved one. If you find that more and more you are struggling to feel happy or to cope, it could be a sign that you need time to find value within your own life.
Of course, if you can, contact your doctor or a mental health professional if you feel that you are really struggling with fostering good mental health.
Stay safe, stay healthy to all of our #maxfamily