Are you poisoning your mind?

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Before I get started, I would like to inform you that wellness as a whole has 5 dimensions:

Physical – Taking care of your body.

Emotional – Exploring your intellect and understanding of a healthy range of emotions.

Social – Participating in positive social relationships including friends, family, and community.

Spiritual – Exploring meaning and purpose in your life to help in the development of a sense of self.

Intellectual – Stimulating mental activities that expand a person’s knowledge and skills both in the classroom and beyond.

Occupational – Exploring various career options and opportunities.

Your goal should be to work to be satisfactory at all phases. In our world today obtaining emotional wellness is a challenge, but what I have learned is most of us are unintentionally poisoning our minds. Below are a few tips on how you can fix this very.

Eliminate Negativity This is a big one! We are surrounded by negativity everyday. The people we follow on social media, the news sources you watch, the articles you read, and the humans you associate with all contribute to your attitude. Eliminating negativity should be a daily ritual. Stop watching the news, its never positive. Unfriend and un-follow the negative people you see everyday. Don’t read articles that illicit bad feelings and negative emotions. Disassociate from anyone who sucks the life out of you. You will change overnight by doing these things, trust me I know from firsthand experience.

Exercise I know I am biased but, there is proven research that states exercise is necessary for mental health. The endorphin release brings clarity, and releases the stress hormones that lead to a negative state. Go for a run or stop by Peak for a great class.

Sleep You can’t be positive if you are constantly tired. Your body is under a constant state of stress when you are over tired. Every person needs at least 6-8 hours of sleep. Make it a habit to go to bed at the same time every night, and wake up at the same time every morning. Your body will love the routine, and maybe you won’t hit the snooze button as much.

Destroy Stress Stress is a silent killer. As hard as it may seem, you need to eliminate stress. It will take a little looking within to determine how that should be done. but I recommend you take a minute to analyze what stresses you out, and what you can do about it. Most of the time there is a resolution, and most of the time the pressure we put on ourselves is unnecessary. You only get one crack at life, so stop taking it so seriously!

Thanks for reading! Hope you take action and work for a positive attitude! It is a life changer! If you would like my help in working towards that, please click ahead!

Ricky Grabow