Just a thought. We are always working, busy or on to the next project. What good is all that, if at the end of your day you are barely making it through dinner from being so exhausted. Right? Feeling completely run down. Now you think about that.
Remember, it is ok to say "No", to things. It's ok, your not wrong. I just wanted to make you aware of it, and support you through it.
Here are a few *DAILY MUSTS* to include your daily routines to keep you out of the ditch.
1. Get enough sleep. A lot happens in your brain while you sleep - for both your
physical and mental health. Sleep also helps to regulate the chemicals in your brain that manage moods and emotions. When you don’t get enough sleep, you
may start to experience feelings of depression or anxiety. Most adults thrive with 7-9 hours of good quality sleep each night. *Experiment and see how many hours work best for you.
2. Eat nutritiously. Good food is good for our bodies, plus it’s good for our mental
health too. A deficiency in certain minerals, such as iron or vitamin B12, can negatively affect your mood. Eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and healthy fats like avocados. Avoid processed foods with unnatural chemicals. Eating whole foods
helps both your body and mind feel good. Limit caffeine, as this can increase feelings of anxiety. Always include drinking WATER.
3. Get some sunlight. Your body needs sunlight because it is a good source of
vitamin D. This vitamin helps our brains to release chemicals like endorphins and serotonin. It is these chemicals that help improve our mood.
4. Try to reduce stress. Stress can sometimes be unavoidable but learning what
triggers it and how to cope with it is key for your mental health.
You can learn to better manage your worries by making a list or schedule of what needs to be done. Prioritize the most important items and do those first. When you get used to doing this each day, you’ll soon realize that your tasks are manageable, and you’ll feel less need to worry.
Once your important tasks are taken care of, find relaxation methods that work for you and let the stress of the day melt away.
5. Make time to exercise/movement. Regular movement helps to boost the production of chemicals in your brain that improves your mood. This helps to eliminate low mood, anxiety, and stress.
6. Have fun. Even if you are living a busy lifestyle, be sure to set some time aside
for fun. Fun is actually very important to your mental health, life satisfaction, and a healthy outlook on life.
BURN OUT- IS REAL. This life ISN’T a dress rehearsal.
Be sure to relax, & enjoy the journey.
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