Think Healthy Thoughts

CompassionCare Hospice

Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/think-healthy-thoughts/

Just as our physical health is important, so is our mental health. Thinking healthy thoughts includes having a sense of wellbeing and functioning on a daily basis. Same as we exercise and take care of our physical bodies, there are steps we can take to exercise and increase our mental health too!

First and foremost, value yourself. Treat yourself with kindness and respect – avoid self-criticism. Connect with other by developing and maintaining solid relationships with those who will enrich your life even more. The quality of relationships in our lives has great effect on our wellbeing. Take the time to enjoy things that you like. Set aside time for projects, activities or hobbies that spark your interests. Be spontaneous!

Set realistic goals for yourself, decide what you want to achieve whether it’s academically, professionally or personally. Aim high, but be realistic and set a reachable timeline of when you will accomplish these things. You’ll enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment and self-worth as you progress toward your goals. Of course, taking care of yourself physically is an important one. Staying active and eating well to maintain a healthy body, it is easier to feel good about your life if your body feels good too. getting adequate rest restores your mind and body.

Learn how to deal with stress and ask for help when you need it. Unfortunately, stress is a part of life. Practice good coping skills: do yoga, exercise, play with your pet or try journaling as stress reducers. Also, remember to smile and see the humor in life. Research shows that laughter can boost your immune system, ease pain, relax your body and reduce stress. Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness. And it is important to remember that treatment is effective.

Categories: aging parent, Hospice Education
Tags: Aging Parent, CCHLV, CompassionCare Hospice, Health, Hospice, Hospice Care, Hospice Education, Las Vegas, Mental Health, Nevada, Southern Nevada

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