MIND and BODY, we know they have a clear distinction but when considering both they are interconnected. Poor physical health leads a person to mental illness whereas poor mental health leads a person to a chronic physical condition. So during this pandemic, it’s really important to manage your physical and mental well-being. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Incorporate these 5 golden threads into your daily routine to weave out a beautiful productive day as well as to manage your well-being.
1. Prayer & Gratitude
A single positive thought in the morning will keep you alive and happy. So start your day with prayer and gratitude. Once you wake up take a deep breath inhaling positive energy and exhaling your fears. Spend time to create your personalized positive affirmations according to your dream and practice them every morning. Even though you feel it’s too simple this morning routine will keep you happy and strong throughout the day which has a great impact on your mental well-being.
2. Daily Exercise
There are 24 hours in a day, so why can’t you spend a minimum of 30 minutes managing your physical and mental well-being? Exercise is not at all meant for fat people, a daily exercise routine will help us to build in our stamina and keep up our energy level. Other important benefits of a daily exercise routine are reduced stress, strengthen bones and muscles, increase brain health and memory, promote healthier skin, reduce risk of chronic disease, improve sleep quality and a lot more. So don’t wait, choose an exercise of your choice like gym, jogging, swimming, dancing etc and kick start from today.
3. Diet & Hydration
It’s always very important to have a healthy balanced diet with a proper quantity of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals along with an adequate amount of water intake. Drink 2.5 to 3 litres of water, make sure you always keep your body hydrated. A properly hydrated body helps you to maintain glowing skin, preventing headaches, controlling mood swings and sugar cravings, relieves fatigue and promotes weight loss. Stick on to a healthy balanced home-cooked diet incorporating more vegetables and seasonal fruits along with adding immunity-boosting superfoods like spinach, gooseberry, overnight soaked almonds, dry ginger powder, turmeric, lentils, herbal tea etc. Always keep an eye on the quality and quantity of food you consume.
4. Self Care
Do you feel it’s not meant for you? Every day won’t remain the same, it’s fine to feel some days drained off, so your body and mind have to be taken care of. To refuel and manage your well-being it’s very important to take care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Try out different self-caring activities like a bike ride, journaling, meditation, reading or at least go for a nature walk on a bad day to rise like a phoenix bird. Don’t compare self-care with selfishness; it’s all about self-respect, self-love, self-esteem and self-worth.
Prepare yourself for a great night of sleep. Make sure you turn off electronics at least 30 minutes before bed. Write down a daily gratitude journal followed by a daily skincare routine. Try to go to bed at the same time every day ensuring a good sleeping environment. It’s very important to invest in rest during today’s busy lifestyle since a good peaceful sleep helps us to reduce stress, boost immunity, maintain weight and improve our physical, mental performance and our overall well-being.
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