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Tips for Daily Health: A Guest Blog

By Jennifer McGregor



Maintaining your health can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but it’s even harder when you’re leading a busy life with a lot of responsibilities. However, there are some simple strategies that can keep you feeling your best and help you avoid health complications down the road. Here are some suggestions to get you started, courtesy of A View of Life.

Get Enough Sleep

It’s easy to fall into a routine where you’re not resting often or long enough and end up feeling constantly tired. By getting the recommended amount of sleep each night, you’ll have more energy and an enhanced mood. If your schedule is less predictable, try to fit in small naps throughout the day.

Eat Healthily and Drink Water

Diet has a big effect on how you feel and what you can accomplish each day. Staying properly hydrated impacts how you feel, your energy levels, your concentration, and other health conditions. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration, which can cause headaches, fatigue, and other health issues.

Exercise

Staying active comes with a variety of benefits, including reduced stress and elevated moods. Working a bit of exercise into your daily routine, even if it’s just a brisk walk, pushups throughout the day, or cardio in the morning, can make a big difference in your health overall. If you need a bit of guidance, consider hiring a personal trainer in New York or online to assist you.

Deal With Work-Related Stress

Your career may be causing you excessive stress and anxiety, which can negatively impact your mental health and eventually your physical well-being too. If working has left you feeling depressed, uneasy, or uncomfortable, consider alternative options, and potentially, a new career.

Switching jobs can be difficult, especially if you want to enter a new field, but it can be easier with online degree programs. Enrolling in an accredited online program with competitive tuition rates can enable you to maintain your current job as you earn your degree along a flexible schedule.

You can also take steps to make your current routine more tolerable. If you work from home, designing or redesigning a designated office space and adding things that make you comfortable, such as a new chair, plants, or a fishbowl, can make work more enjoyable.

Address Your Overall Mental Health

Work is only one source of stress; your home life, relationships, and hobbies contribute as well. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, consider enrolling in therapy. Not only can you find therapists and counselors in your area, but you can also look for help online if you don’t have any available to you locally. While many people prefer the face-to-face interactions that in-person therapy can provide, others may feel that talking to someone from the comfort of their homes is a great way to ease into counseling. What matters most, of course, is that you seek help if you need it.

Being Healthy Requires Good Habits

Developing a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. It depends on your everyday actions and the way that you maintain beneficial habits. That means eating healthy foods, drinking water and exercising are all crucial parts of keeping yourself feeling good physically. If your mental health is declining or you feel a bit overworked, you can also consider switching careers and speaking to a professional about your feelings.


From the mind of a mother and entrepreneur, A View of Life is all about motherhood and mental health. If you have any questions, please feel free to email mindbodyspirit@sarahdionnelicsw.org.

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