Your mind and body are connected. Thus many habits that support good physical health also support mental and emotional wellness. So be kind to yourself—by doing these simple things that can help you build resilience, stress less, and feel better. With benefits for both mind and body, these self-care tips are twice as rewarding.
Move your body to lift your mood ~ Exercise can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety as effectively as some medications, and with no side effects. It can also reduce stress and enhance your overall sense of well-being.
Unplug to recharge ~ Your phone needs time to recharge, and so does your brain. Disconnect from digital noise for a little while each day. It can help you clear your mind, tame stress, and sleep better.
Stick to a sleep schedule ~ Lack of sleep affects your mood, mental sharpness, and ability to focus. For a healthy routine, go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
Social network ~ Connecting with others is essential to physical and emotional wellness. Stay close via calls, texts, and online socializing when you can’t see loved ones in person.
Find your words ~ Be honest with your loved ones if you’re having a rough time. And if you think you’re dealing with something more serious, like depression or anxiety, it’s even more important to reach out—either to friends or family, or to a professional. You’re not alone, and there are resources that can help.
At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, we help you move into deeper states of relaxation that are optimal for healing both body and mind. The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied to muscles, tissues, and organs help stimulate the circulatory system to assist detox from stress-related chemicals. And aware, caring touch releases hormones that bring a sense of connection, peace, and well-being. This is why it’s so beneficial to make regular massage part of your self-care routine!