With the amount of stress we go through in our every day lives these days, it is very important to regularly focus on your personal health and wellbeing and also of people around you.
Looking after yourself as a whole is the first step. Health need not be just physical, the physical health is very much also tied in with your mental well-being. If you are feeling unwell mentally it manifests into you physically feeling unwell too.
At the same time if you are feeling poorly physically it also has an impact on how you feel mentally. So the 2 are intrinsically interconnected and both are equally important to lead a healthy and happy life.
Below are few simple things you can do to maintain and find a balance:
- Ensure you have a routine which includes a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein and complex carbohydrates. Eat at regular intervals. Don’t skip meals. Limit junk food or eating out to 1-2 times a week.
- Stay hydrated, drink enough water through the day. If you find drinking water challenging, flavour it with something. Hot or cold herbal teas help.
- Incorporate a routine physical activity into your week. It could be anything from going to the gym, walking, dancing, playing a regular sport or swimming. The important thing is consistency. You have to incorporate this as part of your routine to see the benefits out of it.
- If you feel lethargic constantly, drained by the end of the day, not sleeping well, loss of appetite, hair loss or dizziness contact your health professional asap. It could be caused by a deficiency and can easily be rectified by a blood test and taking the relevant supplements.
- Ensure you get a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep. Don’t compromise on this as the body needs to rest to replenish and lack of sleep has a huge impact on your routine
How to ensure you are looking after the mental well being for yourself and others?
- Destress at regular intervals. This could be incorporated into your routine. Like going to a meditation or yoga class, Getting a massage, socialising with people you love are all de-stressors. Find something which gives you lot of pleasure and do that for yourself.
- Practice mindfulness, self-awareness, gratitude and stay content with what you have.
- Interact with people who contribute to your mental well being, if someone is causing you too much distress move away from them. It could be a co-worker, friend or family. Don’t let anyone affect your mental state. If you are getting affected the best way is to distance yourself. There are always ways to do this and help is available, don’t hesitate to seek it.
- Treat everyone around you with kindness and respect, you normally receive it back. Don’t take out your frustration on others as it doesn’t help you nor others.
- Stay focussed, don’t let your mind take over, always stay in control of your thoughts and actions.
About the Author: Vahini is the CEO and Founder of Health Academy Australia and Health Courses Australia. She is multi faceted in her skills and expertise which is backed by 20 years experience in the areas of education, health, ecommerce and Information Technology. She is a CEO, Passionate business owner, Author, Blogger, Nutritionist, Digital marketing expert and a Mum.