You often try to achieve so many things like trying to balance careers, families, side-hustles, social lives, workouts and many more things. But what about balancing your mind and body? Maybe a good place to start is by simply aiming the 5 pillars of holistic health balance regarding your overall health – aka physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional. Below are the ways to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Take out some time and sit in silence, and be at ease with your surroundings. By cutting down the distraction and unwanted disturbance will help you to concentrate on your meditation. Generally, technology drains your energy and create unwanted stress. Let your mind be alert, awake and observant while keeping your inner self-calm. Regular yoga will develop a relaxed attitude toward life.
Find some exercise you love the most and enjoy it doing daily. Research has shown that doing exercise daily boost mood by pumping oxygen into the brain. It also releases the feeling of good endorphins, serotonin, dopamine and endorphins and these chemicals will improve your mood and make you feel happy.
3. Get enough sleep
Sleep is very essential for your mind and body. It is regenerative for your body. The more you sleep, the fresh you feel. During sleep your body takes rests and heals during this time and brain consolidates the information it has received during the day to improve memory. Sleep gives you sufficient rest, and the body can perform good next day.
4. Remove emotional toxins
Many people gather toxins in them in the form of unprocessed anger, hurt or disappointment. This things process toxicity in your body and needs to be eliminated. For that, you can start asking yourself questions like,
- Am I still living in the past?
- Why am I so angry?
- Am I frustrated?
5. Eat a healthy diet
Vegetables are filled with nutrients to live a healthy lifestyle. They are not only good for the body but they also assist in reducing various mental health conditions, like depression. Green veggies such as kale, broccoli are consisting of numerous amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which helps you to relief your stress. Thus, try to input veggies to your diet. It is one of the best ways to ensure that your mind and body are healthy and are functioning well.
People are only the creature of any habit and this is why the daily routine is necessary. With proper daily routine, you prepare your mind and body for the necessary actions throughout the day. Yes, there might be some circumstance that arises unexpectedly but keeping a routine will help you in handling the situation with less stress. Moreover, while you’re on work take five minutes every hour along with the meal times. Take some “me time” and it will efficiently refuel your mind with positive vibes and you will be ready for anything.
The daily life burdened has been converted into stress and it creates pressure within you. Thus, you need to find a way to release your anger and pressure at the same time and doing this will keep you sorted. For many people, an effective way to release their stress and anger is by doing creative activities such as painting, art and craft, write something, baking and many more.
You can even create some stress relive products like slime, and balloon with play-doh. This will reduce the physical effects of stress while boosting creativity and reduce anger.
8. Reconnect with old memories
Consider looking at the images and videos of your happier times. It is proven trick which works for reducing stress and decrease anxiety. That images and videos are the glimpse of your love and care for you and your loved ones, which in return makes you feel loved and safe. Thus, next time whenever you feel stress or disturb, whip out the old memories and cherish it. You can even set up a photo booth or hang photos on your wall with the help of a string.
9. Take time to travel
Take out some time from your busy schedule and go out for travelling with your friends and family. It is the best way to relax your mind and body from daily routine life. You can also refresh your mood, and stay away from stress and enjoy your vacation. Once, you take out time for yourself, you forget your routine life and enjoy the moment. Travelling helps you to keep your mind and body refreshing and joyful.
As you can see that there are many ways to maintain a healthy mind and body but the most effective way is different for people to people. These keys are just a quick reminder of simple and stress-busting activities. Add these keys to your life and keep the perfect balance in your life.
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