Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical
Our Mental Health is just as important as physical health yet we put so much effort into our physical appearance but often neglect our mental health.
The coronavirus pandemic has created havoc in our lives. It has affected the way we live, school, socialise and work and now more than ever we should be practicing self-care and making sure we prioritise our wellbeing and good mental health.
Mental wellbeing is not about being depressed or anxious. It is not a diagnosis or an illness, mental wellbeing is:
- Feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships
- The ability to deal with the ups and downs of life, such as coping with challenges and making the most of opportunities
- Having control and freedom over our lives
- Having a sense of purpose and feeling valued
Most of us know being physically active can help us lead a mentally healthier life but knowing it and doing it are two completely separate things
If you are feeling down the last thing you may want to do is go out and get active. Especially when it is cold but when you drag yourself out, when you go for a walk or a run and get the endorphins going do you ever really regret it?
Yes you may internally sulk for the first ten minutes and then boom suddenly, you start to feel more content, more awake and calmer.
Getting physically healthy can be hard, not because we are not capable but because our mindset holds us back.
It doesn’t have to be hours spent in the gym although for many of us now we are going to fall in love with doing exactly that. If you cant get to the gym then just 30 minutes of exercise – walking, running, tennis, dog walking – anything you enjoy will have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing.
So get your bum off the sofa, shake the cobwebs from your mind and get movin'!
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