The Importance of Alleviating Stress
With summer coming quickly upon us, I see so many people posting on social media the types of diets and fitness plans they are trying out in order to lose weight or tone up. However, just as important as our physical bodies is our mental health.
Nurturing our mental health may be even more important due to the fact that our brains are the main hub of what makes us tick. Taking steps to sustain our mental health and managing stress in our lives can benefit us greatly by avoiding potentially dangerous physical outcomes.
The main goal of managing stress is to practice techniques to trigger relaxation responses. These techniques include practicing meditation, breathing awareness, moderate exercise, taking time for a favorite hobby and of course, getting a good night’s sleep. Even a change in your surroundings such as cleaning, freshening up your living space, rearranging furniture or buying new throw pillows can help boost your mood.
Understanding where your stress originates can help you decide your course of action as well. Issues related to mental health can impact people in different ways and there are many avenues to get the support you need.
Today's blog: May is #MentalHealthAwareness month! Jenn tells us that nurturing our mental health may be even more important because our brains are the main hub of what makes us tick. Read more about this on the blog today and make sure to take care of you body AND your mind this summer!