5 Tips to Promote WellnessPosted: Mar 23 in Activity Recommendations, Health And Wellness by Dr. Lazarus
In our daily lives we encounter negativity on a regular basis. A negative environment can have a significant impact on our body. So what can you do counteract the effects of negativity? Here are five tips to help you promote positive wellness on a daily basis.
- Listen to your body. Aches, pains, and headaches are not just for the elderly. If you’re overworking or overstressing, your body will communicate the effects. You may experience stress-related migraines or back pain. If you don’t listen to your body, you won’t know something is wrong. You can also perceive symptoms in your digestive system. Constipation, straining, and bloating can all be related to stress. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor for an annual physical, and schedule professional help for what ails you. Your body will thank you.
- Communicate clearly with your boss. Bosses are there to ensure that a company is functioning properly. An employee’s job is to cooperate with the boss and accomplish required tasks. However, keep in mind that you can speak up if something is not working efficiently. If you’re overworked, or you’re assigned to a work team that isn’t fully accomplishing their objectives, then it’s time to communicate. Clear and constructive communication with a reasonable superior can help you improve your physical and mental wellness.
- Just keep walking. It may be a challenge to stay fit while working in a corporate environment. However, keep in mind that walking is a safe and effective form of exercise. Schedule extra steps into your day. If you’re traveling a reasonable distance, then leave your car behind and skip out on Uber. Leave a little earlier and try walking the distance. Your heart will thank you.
- Make time for a social life. We all need friends who will keep us talking for hours. If you have a busy schedule, you may not even remember to make time for a social life. While you may not be able to leave time for fun all weekend or every weekday night; try to make time to periodically go out with friends. Even if you’re just spending time with one friend, this is a perfect opportunity to disconnect and promote emotional wellness.
- Be aware of your mental health. A healthy lifestyle includes both the body and mind. Burnout can affect anyone. If you’re pushing yourself every day but feel empty inside, it could be happening to you. Burnout, anxiety, and depression are becoming very common. Seek medical help if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental breakdown. Make it a priority to take all of your off days or spend time in nature. Your mind needs rest time too.
Wellness is not just a social media trend. It is state of being that incorporates your entire lifestyle. No matter how busy you become, there is always time for you to make choices that will support your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.