A healthy mind is just as important (if not, MORE important) as having a healthy body. The foundation of every action begins with a thought, therefore, having a strong mind is key to developing a strong body. Here are three tips to boost your mental health.
- Sleep well. Lack of sleep can cause stress and moodiness, adversely effecting your interactions with others and possibly trigger emotional eating. Most people need about 7 hours of sleep to function at their best. So, next time you find yourself up late at know (knowing you need to be up by 6 am), do your mind a favor and get some rest…asap!
- Exercise your mind. Even moderate levels of exercise can give you a great mental boost. When you are active, you increase serotonin, the “happy hormone” that promotes feelings of joy and euphoria. Just 15 minutes per day can make a big difference.
- Meditate. Prayer and meditation truly relaxes the mind and promotes mental stability. It enables you to “unplug” from the stresses of the world and focus on being at peace. Meditation is a great way to begin and end your day.