Updated: Nov 23, 2022
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”– Denis Waitley
We all know the benefits of having a healthy mind and a healthy body (more energy, less brain fog, fitter, stronger, more stamina, more rested and so forth) but how many of us consciously prioritize this area of our lives?
Some may prioritize one over the other but to have optimal health these two cannot be separated!
Here are some ways to enhance and support your mental and physical health:
Move – get outside and walk, run, cycle, swim, play football – it doesn’t matter what it is as long as you are moving. If you are not able to go outside then get resourceful and set up little workout stations at home (an area for planks, squats, running on the spot, burpees – you get the picture!)
Watch what you put in your mouth to fuel your body – Do we really need to go over that anything out of a tin, jar, packet, carton or box (and you know I don’t mean a box to carry the food items) has to be eaten in moderation and is not going to give you the best nutrients unless it comes out of the ground, off a tree/bush or lives in the sea or lives off the land!
Limit electronics – As I write this, I can hear my children groaning in my head! Please note that I said limit and not surrender all electronics. If you are finding that you spending hours just scrolling on mindless social media sites and before you know it you realise you haven’t moved, showered, completed tasks and household chores then this might be the sign you are looking for to start a new routine and to review your prioritizes.
Quiet time – Journaling and meditation are popular ways to quieten the mind and reflect. Sitting on the beach and watching the waves roll in or watching the flickering flames of a fire are other ways that still the mind and give you the head space to gain clarity and seek solutions.
Joy - Do more of what brings you joy. This can be listening to music, dancing, reading, cooking, playing with your children, snuggling with your loved one. Whatever it is, keep doing it.
Gratitude – There is always something to be grateful for (traffic light turning green, someone buying you a cup of coffee, a compliment, a comfortable bed to sleep in). So, smile and acknowledge it.
I would love to know what you do to enhance and support your mental and physical health.
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