Mental Health Just as Important as Physical Health

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mental healthOur mental health affects the way we think, act and how we handle and get through life. It has to deal with issues such as anxiety, decision making, and simply put, our sanity.

Mental health is often overlooked, unmentioned and sometimes forgotten about. But, it’s just as important as your physical health, because after all, all the pieces of our health come together for your overall wellness.

Here are a few ways to maximize your mental health:

Set an exciting goal. Look for that new job you’ve been wanting, sign up for a 5k or challenge to keep your mind focused on something new and positive.

Take a break. Take a nap, watch that movie you’ve been wanting to, or plan that weekend getaway you so badly need. You deserve it, and you need it.

Keep it positive. Life is always going to be hard, so you might as well make the best of it! Plus, your positivity influences those around you, so make someone smile today with a brighter, refreshing outlook on life!

Rid your life of a stressor you’ve been avoiding. Do your laundry, deal with the stack of bills that’s been staring at you or initiate that tough conversation you’ve been meaning to. You’ll feel so much better after the weight has been lifted.

Make time for the things you love most. Take a walk in the park, enjoy a picnic, read a book, get a manicure/pedicure, watch the sunset or take a walk with a loved one. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it!

Get regularly adjusted. Your mental health is directly related to your nervous system. Make sure it’s in tip-top condition.

Don’t Forget About Your Social Health!

Social healthYour social health is how well you maintain healthy, positive relationships with those around you. By nature, we’re social creatures. So, it’s important that you have a sense of belonging and that your social needs are met and fine-tuned. So, here’s a few ideas to help your social life flourish:

Plan it! You know that ladies night out, weekend getaway or social event you’ve been craving? Now’s the time to send out the email or texts and get it on the calendar.

Pick up the phone. Call that long-time friend you haven’t talked to in months (or years)! It will feel so good to catch up.

Join forces. Call a friend to get groceries with you or ask a friend to do this health challenge too, it’ll be even more fun to share the experience with someone!

Find a sense of community. Whether joining a non-profit or volunteering somewhere for an afternoon, remember that your health is just as important as the health of your community, so give back.

Avoid unhealthy relationships. We all have them, but life’s too short to let other people get you down! Make an effort to spend time with people who are positive, happy and who will encourage and support you.

Learn more about how our chiropractic care can benefit your mental health in addition to your physical health by calling (513) 561-2273 or contact us via our website anytime.