08 March 2019 Hinesville, GA, USA

Mental Health Matters Just as Much as Physical Health

We all know the importance of taking care of our bodies. It’s pretty tough not to with the number of ads, articles, posts, leaflets, and more that we see each day offering advice on how to do just that. However, what’s just as vital, but not talked about as often, is our minds. Just like physical health, we all have a state of mental health that must be maintained and improved for a full and happy life. With that in mind, here are six things that you can do to boost your mental health.

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Keep Yourself Physically Active
The mind and body are more linked than most people realize. Often, the things that improve your physical health also have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing. Exercise is just one such example.  It’ one of the things that I struggle with the most but I know that when you’re physically active, it triggers the release of chemicals that help to relieve stress and improve mood. For this reason, you should try to exercise for a short time each day.

Mental Health Matters Just as Much as Physical Health, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia

Get Plenty Of Rest
Although you need to keep yourself active, you should also make sure that you get plenty of rest. Take regular breaks when you’re working and aim to get between six and eight hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, this can be difficult when you’re feeling particularly stressed. To make sleep easier for you, try to cut down on caffeine you drink and stick to a nighttime routine.

Ditch Your Harmful Habits
When you hit an all-time low, you may start to medicate with alcohol or drugs. The issue with this is that, while it may offer temporary relief, it will also cause even bigger problems. Thankfully, there is plenty of support out there for those dealing with addiction. You could turn to your doctor, for example, or a sober living home. These habits aren’t cures, so it’s always best to avoid them.

Do Something You Enjoy
The more you enjoy what you do with your life, the more fulfilled and happy you will feel. For this reason, you should try to do something you love to do every day of your life.  I like writing and blogging.  It helps me get things out on paper and express myself by not keeping my thoughts bottled up.  Hanging out with my gal pals is another thing that I enjoy that works wonders for boosting your self-esteem and feeling good. It’s important to socialize with those you love.

Mental Health Matters Just as Much as Physical Health, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia

Steer Clear Of Negativity
Associating with positive and supportive people can do wonders for your mental health. But, associating with negative people, on the other hand, can do the exact opposite. Because of this, you should try to steer clear of friends and family members who tend to bring you down. Instead, look for those who see glasses as half-full and spend your time with them.

Seek Out Professional Help
There is plenty that you can do to help your own mental health, but, just like physical health, there are going to be times when what you do just isn’t enough. When this becomes the case, you need to seek out professional help. Doctors, counselors, and other professionals are much better equipped at dealing with your problems, so there’s no need to suffer on your own.

What do you do to take care of your mental health?

Until Next Time...

Mental Health Matters Just as Much as Physical Health, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia




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