We live in a world where it's not unusual to feel depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. The way we work and live can make us feel like we don't have enough time for anything-leaving us feeling like we're never good enough. What most people don't know is that all three of these things are connected and can be improved with some lifestyle changes. Let's explore physical health, social health, and mental/emotional health and see what you can do to be your best self!
Physical Health: The basics of physical health are probably the easiest to understand. Good nutrition, exercise, restful sleep, healthy skincare routines, etc. promote a sense of being well physically. When someone takes care of their body in these ways it shows on the outside as well as making the person feel better within themselves socially and mentally.
Social Health: Social health is all about social connections and interactions with other people. This can be challenging in today's world where some jobs require more time on computers, phones, etc. than face-to-face interactions. In addition, technology has made it easy for us to "tune out" when we don't want to interact-the infamous earbuds while walking down the street are a prime example of this problem! The best thing anyone can do for their social health is found some healthy activities and hobbies that allow them to regularly interact with others in person and maybe even use their devices for good (checking in with friends and family rather than scrolling through posts).
Mental/Emotional Health: Knowing what you're capable of, what you want to do with your life, and feeling good about yourself is all part of mental health. Feeling stuck in a rut mentally/emotionally is common when someone spends too much time focusing on their weaknesses or past mistakes. A great way to combat this is by having some fun! Find something silly to laugh at every day-a a cat video or watching your favorite sitcom scene will work just fine, but it's even better if you can find some friends to participate in the laughter with you. Take some time out of your day to think about what you like about yourself-focus on physical, mental, and emotional health goals too.