How To Achieve A Healthy Body And Mind
To be able to achieve the things you want in life, whether it be in work, in relationships, or in sport, you must first achieve a healthy body and mind. And this can be easier said than done. In many cases, it requires a commitment to working on yourself and an attitude of not giving up, even when the going gets tough. That said, it can be done, and you can definitely achieve it if you have the willpower for self-improvement. Many people suffer setbacks every day, work/ home life balance, career setbacks, financial hardships, health complications. Implementing some of these well-being steps into your life can make you better equipped at handling them and facing them head-on. A healthy body and mind can affect your mood, your attitude, and your determination.
The power of sleep
The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. A healthy seven to nine hours rest is the advised amount of time for a refreshed and energized you. It not only rests your body but your mind too! Any disruptions to this can drastically affect your mood, may affect your risk of heart disease, and much more. A good night’s sleep can help reframe your mindset about any particular hardship you may be facing, so it’s important even if you are overcome with stress, to ensure you’re getting the necessary rest time and face your challenges with fresh eyes. Furthermore, it is important not to look at any screens at least an hour before bed as the blue light can affect your sleep as well, and also stick to a regular sleep routine.
Food and exercise
Everyone knows how important the right intake of food and a healthy amount of exercise can do for your body, but it also has incredible benefits for the mind. Exercise can help your feel less stressed, more energized and give you better sleep. These all affect your mood. Exercise also has a social function, not only is it fun but gives you an opportunity to hang out with others which is especially important for our moods. Healthy foods also have the same benefits. Have you ever noticed how groggy and lethargic you can feel after eating unhealthy food, well that’s because they are closely linked to depression and anxiety? Not to mention the negative effect unhealthy foods have on the skin.
Essential oils aren’t just found in our fragrances, they are also used to treat anxiety, aid sleep, and prevent diseases. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. They are usually highly aromatic, giving them a calming and inviting smell. They can include peppermint, lavender, jasmine, chamomile, and more. How many times has someone recommended chamomile tea before bed? Well, that’s because it helps with mood and relaxation. The use of essential oils is often called aromatherapy and has been used for centuries. It is not a cure-all but has been found to be very beneficial in areas to do with the body and mind.