If you’re struggling with your mental and physical health, the first thing to realize is that you are not alone.
In the USA, 1 in 5 adults suffers from mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, body dysmorphia, depression, loneliness, paranoia, to name but a few conditions.
Struggling with any of the above may be more common than you think, and you are not alone. The good news is that you can do lots of things to see improvements to your mental and physical well-being.
If you apply the three tips in this post, you will likely notice a difference after a couple of weeks. In time you’ll become more resilient, healthier, and lead a more exceptional life quality.
So what are the 3 Guaranteed Ways To Boost Your Mental and Physical Health?
#1 Get Moving – Daily Exercise
One of the fastest ways to change your mental and physical state is to exercise. Whether that means going to the gym to lift weights, doing an exercise class, boot camp, running, swimming, walking, or playing a sport that you enjoy, all activity will help you.
Alongside burning calories, your body will receive a surge of endorphins, making you feel good both inside and out. Daily exercise will put you in a better mood and help you recharge your mental batteries – to better cope with your daily challenges.
According to Nick Screeton, the founder of LEP Fitness and one of the U.K.’s leading fitness experts, “Daily exercise will also significantly improve your sleep, which is essential for emotional regulation.” When you sleep for 7-8 hours, you will be better able to cope with difficult emotions and be less likely to overeat on comfort food.
The exercise you do each day doesn’t have to be intense for you to derive mental and physical benefits. Even a 10-20 minute walk each day can do wonders for your mind, body, and spirit.
#2 Improve Your Sleep
Fact – 70% of adults in America are sleep deprived. Sleep is vital for helping you both mentally and physically. Ideally, you want to be aiming for 7-8 hours per night. Now I know this isn’t always possible (especially if you are a parent!), but what you can do is focus on the factors you can control. For example, you can:
- Make your bedroom a comfy environment to sleep in
- Make your bedroom dark
- Take a bath in the evening to relax and unwind
- Wear blue light blocking glasses after 7/8pm
- Avoid eating 2-3 hours before bed
- Wear a sleeping mask or invest in blackout blinds
- Take some sleep supplements such as magnesium
- Avoid bright lights, phones, T.V.’s, laptops, 1 hour before bed
If you apply a bunch of the sleep tips above, you will increase your chances of a peaceful night’s sleep. I can’t stress how important sleep is when it comes to your mental and physical health – when you improve sleep, notice how much better you feel.
#3 Read, Listen, Learn, And Grow
Whatever you are struggling with right now, I’m confident that somebody else has been in your position and has come out on the other side. This should give you some hope. There is a way out.
I’m sharing these tips with you, and I know they work because I used to suffer from depression myself…
I would stay in bed for days, binge eat on 10-15 chocolate bars per day, and sometimes wish I never existed. I know what it feels like to feel worthless, unloved, and with no hope of things changing.
But you know what? One day I woke up and I had enough. I started reading personal development books. I read Tony Robbins ‘Awaken The Giant Within’ and then continued reading more books such as:
- Who Moved My Cheese – Dr. Spencer Johnson
- How To Stop Worrying And Start Living – Dale Carnegie
- A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
- The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- The Chimp Paradox – Dr. Steve Peters
- Mindset – Carol Dweck
- What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
- Values Factor – Dr. John Martini
- The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
These books helped me overcome my past traumas and rebuild my life. I’m now happily married, have two children, run a successful business, and while I still have down days, I know I have the tools to regulate and balance out my emotions. This is all thanks to reading and learning from the best mindset coaches in the world.
P.S. If you’re not a big reader, don’t worry, you can download and listen to these books on Audible.
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