Personal development, through an invigorated mind, body, and spirit, is vital to the overall health and well being of an individual. Although January is almost over, it’s never too late to get a fresh start towards a better life. Here are five tips on how to have a healthier mind, body, and spirit.
Remove Negative People and Habits
The simplest way to start living a healthier lifestyle is to remove negative people and habits from your daily life. However, while the act of removing negative people or habits from your life is simple, the ability to stop it from affecting your health before it is too late is much more difficult. According to the Huffington Post, “If you’re not careful, toxic people can negatively influence the way you think, feel, and behave.” It’s very important to keep bad energy out of your life for the sake of your mental and physical well-being.
Participate in Mentally Therapeutic Activities
There are a wide variety of therapeutic activities that allow for actual enjoyment while you reap the benefits for your mental and spiritual health. A few examples of those therapeutic activities include: adult coloring therapy, art therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy and more. The benefits of some of these therapeutic programs have been highlighted in a blog post from last month which you can read about here.
Engage in Meditation
Meditation provides a plethora of health benefits for an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. According to Healthline, some of the benefits it offers include: stress relief, alleviation of anxiety, an enhanced self-awareness and reduction of age-related memory loss. Meditation allows an individual to take control of their thoughts and, with that, the world around them. It is an invaluable therapeutic tool that can be used from the comfort of your own home.
Make a Change to Your Diet
You are what you eat. By changing your diet to include healthier foods, you will become a healthier person. Mabel Prado, Corporate Chef for Spring Hills Senior Communities, notes on the importance of eating healthy that, “The impact that your dietary habits can have on your physical health, as well as your mental health, is astronomical. It’s crucial to incorporate foods full of vitamins and nutrients into your diet to promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Your body is a temple, and it’s important to monitor what foods and beverages you allow inside of it.”
Stay Well Rested
The most important step to achieving better mental and physical health starts from the minute you wake up. It is crucial to make sure that you are not only getting enough hours of sleep, but that you make sure that the time you spend sleeping is high quality. According to MentalHealthAmerica, “If you consistently do not get enough quality sleep, you are at higher risk for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, headaches and depression.” Getting a good night’s rest is vital to maintaining the health of your mind, body, and spirit.
A healthy mind leads to a healthy body which leads to a healthy spirit. Sometimes, even the simplest changes can bring major results. By following these tips, your mental and physical health will be able to flourish. At Poet’s Walk, a Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we offer therapy programs, meditation classes, and a farm-to-table dining program for our residents, which allow them to foster a stronger and more enriched mind, body, and spirit.