Healthy Mind and Body: What You Can Do, Starting Today
If you want to take care of yourself and your well-being, then there are some pretty standard answers for it. We all know the basics: we need to drink lots of water, move more, and eat a balanced and varied diet in reasonable proportions. But how many times do we think about our mental health and what we are doing for self-care or to be more mindful? These can all have an impact on our physical well being, much more than we will ever know. So with that in mind, here are some of the things that you can be doing to make sure that your mind is just as healthy as your body.
Steps for a Healthy Mind and Body
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In order to give yourself a more positive outlook, and a way to improve how you feel about yourself, it all starts with how you view yourself. When you feel that you are worthy and worth investing time in, then your self-care measures can go beyond functioning as a temporary band-aid. Avoid criticizing yourself, and give yourself time to do the things that you love. Choose a hobby and make time for it!
Deal With Stress
We all have stress in our lives that can come from all different avenues. We may experience stress with loved ones, as well as with our careers and other personal things happening in our lives. But the best thing to do is to deal with the stress head-on. Can you put anything in place to help, for example? If you care for a sick member (maybe they suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s) for the family from time to time, can you look into something like Alzheimer’s services to help you out perhaps? Or if you are stressed with work, put some time management strategies in place to help reduce what you have to deal with, or at least help you to deal with it a little more effectively. Taking a time out, exercise, and simply speaking out about it can all help.
Take Care of Physical Body
Our physical and mental health are closely related and delicately intertwined. So it makes complete sense that when you take care of your physical health, you are also taking care of your mental health. Consume wholesome foods that fill you with energy. Exercise to feel better and feel stronger, as well as relieve stress – hello endorphins! Avoid doing the things that can cause your body harm, like smoking or binge drinking. And importantly, get plenty of sleep; you will function at your best, both mentally and physically, when you are well rested – not to mention your skin will also look better!
There have been studies that have found that you become most like the five people that you are around most often – kind of like the ‘you are what you eat’ mantra. So have a think about who that is in your life. If you are surrounded by negative or toxic people, then without you even realizing, it can have a hugely negative impact. When you have good people surrounding and supporting you, it does have an impact, and in fact, does make your health (physical and mental) much better. So take the steps that you need to, so that you can be happier, healthier, and more positive.
September 26, 2018 @ 9:58 am
Dealing with stress is so important, and that yellow dress is gorgeous!
September 26, 2018 @ 10:39 am
Great tips! I like the reminder to deal with stress. ignoring it doesn’t do anything!
September 26, 2018 @ 10:47 am
This is such a great post babe. I totally believe in working on, not just a healthy body but a healthy mind. These are awesome tips and I am loving this yellow dress!
cute & little
September 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
i love that you mentioned to value yourself – that is so important in taking care of ourselves! knowing our worth!
September 26, 2018 @ 8:21 pm
Everything goes around number 1! That’s the number one step and rule ever. Great post<3
September 26, 2018 @ 10:18 pm
Girly, This dress was made for you! That color is stunning!
September 26, 2018 @ 11:02 pm
Talking through everything definitely helps me feel better about whatever hardships I’m experiencing. These are such great tips to keep in mind.
Rachel R Ritlop
September 27, 2018 @ 6:49 am
i love this so much! you brought up SUCH valuable points! Too often i see people not actually dealing wit hstres and geting sick later in life and really believe it’s all related. i think we have to care for ourselves across the four bodies: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual <3
September 27, 2018 @ 8:41 am
These are great tips! I actually do yoga about 3-4 times a week. I love it because not only am I taking care of my body and getting exercise, I also get to meditate, taking care of my mind!
September 27, 2018 @ 10:19 am
These are really good tips. Ps. Love this color on you, looks gorgeous!
September 27, 2018 @ 12:10 pm
you’re so on point with these! so many people handle stress in negative ways that only relieves tension in the short term.
September 27, 2018 @ 4:46 pm
Your outfit is totally on point! Love this post.
Renee || Getting Fit Fab
September 27, 2018 @ 5:42 pm
These are really great tips. I sometimes have a hard time dealing with stress. I’m bookmarking this for the future!
September 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am
I love this so much! I spent a lot of time in my early 20s struggling to find my value. Even now, it can be tough sometimes, but I’ve found that when i am valuing myself, those are the times when I’m happiest. I also love that you mentioned being around positive people. It really makes all the difference.
September 28, 2018 @ 9:05 am
Your dress is absolutely amazing on you!
September 28, 2018 @ 11:58 am
surrounding oneself around positive people is so important for both mind and body health. great points babe!
Michelle C Williams
September 28, 2018 @ 12:53 pm
Oh goodness I definitely needed this in my life! this is something i have been super slacking on this summer and am hoping to be better about moving foward
Bella B (xoxoBella)
September 30, 2018 @ 4:35 pm
wow you look amazing in yellow! I have been rocking yellow a lot lately!
October 2, 2018 @ 6:40 am
This yellow dress is an essential for a Sydney summer!
Jiawun | Beauty Nerd By Night
October 2, 2018 @ 9:55 am
It took me the longest time to finally have the courage to get rid of the toxic people in my life, and it has been such a positive change. This is a great post, and that dress is stunning on you! Also love the sunnies!
October 3, 2018 @ 9:12 pm
That yellow dress is absolutely beautiful! Great post.
October 4, 2018 @ 1:58 pm
umm you look stunning! I also love these tips! All about positivity! xo, Whitney