Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Mental Health

You only get one body. A common saying to get you to be healthy and take care of yourself.

Well guess what, you only get one mind. So take care of that too! How much time do you spend working out and eating healthy? It's equally as important to spend time taking care of your mental state. Nowadays, we rush. We rush to work, and through our days, rush home and to our appointments. We have so much on our plates, almost double what our parents had to deal with. Add in devices like smartphones where we are constantly connected and your brain's "on" switch rarely gets turned off. The rushing and being on constantly can create a lot of pressure and a lot of stress.

As someone who has anxiety, I can tell you for a fact that it is so crucial to make time for yourself and to relax at least once every few days. For me, it has to be every day (but that's just to make sure the meds can do their job).

It doesn't need to be long. 10 minutes before bed or when you wake up may be all it takes. Sit in silence, read a book, take a bath, meditate, yoga... seriously there are so many options but you need to learn to make it a habit. A healthy mind is a happy mind!

1 comment

  1. I love this! Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is okay to put a pause in my busy schedule and relax in the bath or take a few minutes just to unwind!