We often find ourselves spread too thin with so much happening in our personal and professional lives. Some may even find themselves working extra hours just to make ends meet. This causes immense stress and worry, leading to mental exhaustion, physical exhaustion, and a lack of self-care.
Here are our tips on staying mentally and physically fit – even when you have limited time and patience.
Get Up And Moving
The first step is getting up and moving. When we engage in physical activity, endorphins are released throughout the body. Endorphins naturally boost our moods while reducing stress levels at the same time. In short, they make us feel good and more in control of our bodies and minds. If you don’t have the time to get to the gym, there are tons of apps and websites you can use to help you develop an at-home exercise routine that works best for you.
Plan Self-Care Time
Many of us are guilty of focusing our energy on others and making sure they are well taken care of. When we do this, we put ourselves on the back burner. For this reason, regularly plan some “you” time into the day.
Check-in with yourself and see what you need. Even just ten minutes set aside each day to focus on your own mental health and well-being can go a long way to boost your mood, energy levels, and stress control.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Establishing a good sleep routine is essential for maintaining normalcy and ensuring you perform optimally both physically and mentally. Start by trying to go to sleep and waking up at the same time. This helps you fall asleep faster at night and helps you to stick to a schedule. Before going to sleep, shut off all electronics, as the blue light can interfere with your body’s melatonin production.
There have been connections made between our mental and physical health and our immune response. Psychological well-being can improve our body’s immune responses and enhance resistance to certain diseases. Additionally, staying hydrated and eating well are highly effective.
A functional beverage, for example, is one way to give yourself a healthy little push. It contains essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, prebiotics, adaptogens, nootropics, and botanicals. It can be thought of as a “helper” for feeling better every day.
Follow our tips above, and you will be on the right track toward staying mentally and physically fit in your everyday life.