Mental health is just as important as physical, although it garners less attention when someone thinks or talks about being a healthy person.
With Spring around the corner, it’s time to clean more than the house. A timely reminder to refresh your mind and body both physically and mentally, to create clarity with a clear mind and positive mindset.
Here’s JC’s top tips to step into Spring:
- Eat Diversely: Giving your body different types of food will provide physical and mental benefits.
- Water: Have a glass first thing in the morning for increased energy and metabolism. Aim for another 7 glasses throughout the day to ensure you’re well hydrated.
- Exercise: Small or big, set achievable goals and continue to increase them once reached.
- Sleep: Your body needs sleep to repair itself and for an adult this means around 7 or more hours a night. So catch some z’s and let your body get to work repairing and growing.
- Vitamin D: Get out in the sun! This underrated vitamin can play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression.
- Reach Out: Socialising (Both in person or digitally) can make you feel happier, reduce stress and anxiety.
- Limit Technology: While this may seem farfetched in today’s time, there are big benefits to limiting screen time where possible (It probably won’t work as an excuse to get out of work though). Some of the benefits are:
- Reduces Eyestrain
- Increases Focus
- Headache Prevention
- Mental Health Exercises: Similar to a Bicep Curl or a Bench Press, mental health exercises won’t make you gain muscle, but they will assist in keeping a clear and healthy mind. Give some of these exercises a try:
- Breathing Exercises
- Learn How to Deal with Stress: Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone feels it, but not everyone deals with it the same. Taking the time to learn some stress strategies will go a long way to keeping you clear minded and focused during any stressful situation.
- Ask For Help: If after all of this Spring cleaning, you’re still not quite feeling it. Then reach out to friends and loved ones. Let them know how you’re feeling and ask for help.