Easy Ways to Get Mentally and Emotionally Fit
Only the mentally fit endure the many obstacles we’re all bound to experience. Life is really a box of chocolates. You never really know what you’re going to get. We focus on the outward appearance, keeping ourselves physically fit while the inward suffers. The truth is, it needs our attention even more. How else is the car to function without the engine?
Past research has proven that the physical and the mental hold some sort of connection. When you hear the term mind, body, and soul, it links the inner part of you with the outer. The stress you endure in the world will somehow find you physically if not addressed. That means, if you’re not aiming to be mentally fit, there’s a chance the physical will be affected.
It’s vital that you address your internal struggles. We are all going through it in this world of life. But the way we receive these gifts determine the many blessings we receive as well. Now this message leaves my finger tips onto this post, I want you to know that you are not alone. This topic serves as a reminder to me too and the many things I need be doing in order to be mentally fit.
The good news is, it’s not a step, it’s a journey, marathon worth going through. On the other side is a sun of a world worth living. Even of the poetry, right? What good is a lesson without an action plan. I couldn’t properly serve you if I wasn’t leaving you with a bit of guidance to get you on the path of becoming mentally fit.
Tip 1: Stillness is the Enemy
Now I know this goes against what I preach about all the time, but hear me out. Stillness is powerful. It’s indeed necessary. But as it pertains to your mind, it’s important that you keep your body moving. Believe it or not, but movement keeps the mind active and challenged.
With movement, you improve your conditions of depressions or any sort of anxiety you may be experiencing. I guess it’s true when they say a mind is a terrible thing to waste. As the computer of our beings, it’s important that we keep it sharp and well nurtured so that you remain mentally fit. You’d be surprised to experience what a simple yoga session would do for your mental.
Tip 2: Eat Fit to be Mentally Fit
They say you are what you eat. There couldn’t be a better way to put it, I’d say. That’s why eating a healthy diet is quite important. When you feed your body properly, you in turn feed your mind, and your soul. It all goes hand in hand if you ask me. Then again, studies have also shown this.
When you think about it, what you eat has the ability to drive the way you feel. When you eat foods that are good for, you in turn feel good yourself. If you are to be mentally fit, you have to attend to the foods that feed your mind. How does it contribute to your mental clarity and how do you feel as a result?
Tip 3: Be Mindful of Mindfulness
What better way to feed the mind than through mindfulness? The reason mindfulness is powerful is because it keeps us mentally fit. It allows us to take advantage of the present moment. Where we are, what we’re doing, and when we’re doing it.
It not only reduces the stress, but keeps our mind fit, which in turn fuels our physical state. Each one feeds the other. As the mind fuels your physical, your physical fuels the mind as well. Meditation gives you the space clear thoughts that fail to serve you, creating space for those that do.
Tip 4: Take Care of Yourself
Self-care is not only real, it’s necessary. One of the best ways to remain mentally fit is by self-care. When you take good care of yourself, your mind begins experience a nurturing like no other. But let’s face it, we all address it differently.
Sometimes, choosing not to self-care can seem a bit minor. But, the truth is, choosing not to can be detrimental to our mental health. Remember, let not the every doings of life overwhelm you. Take breaks when necessary and allow yourself the space to step away when you need it most. Most importantly, listen to your voice. That gauge inside of you is constantly speaking. Make sure that you’re reading it as you should.