5 Things Mentally Strong People Do to Bounce Back from Just About Anything
Being healthy is more than just looking and feeling good. Mental health is critical as well. While everyone’s situation is different, there are some key things people who are ‘mentally strong’ do to recover from setbacks. This article does a great job of summarizing some of those things.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A DAILY ROUTINE
Having a daily routine is important to overall health. I personally do not plan every minute of my day, but I do have a certain routine – wake up, shower, coffee, load the dishwasher, get dressed… you get the idea. Having a routine keeps you organized, focused on what you need to do, and prevents you from forgetting things when you are tired or stressed or distracted by things that come up unexpectedly. It’s not necessarily to be obsessive over every detail in your routine, but having some ‘method to your madness’ for the day can really help you out. Just remember that life happens – so be flexible and willing to change things up if needed, without feeling like a failure. Here’s a great blog from Signum Biosciences on the importance of daily habits
SLEEP: A NATURAL STRUGGLE
Getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely one of the most important things you can do for your health. Lack of sleep adversely affects nearly every organ in your body, leading to changes in mood and behavior, stress levels, weight gain, and worsening chronic health conditions. This article has some nice ideas for how to improve your sleep quality. There are also health care providers who can offer even more advice on natural ways to improve your sleep hygiene.