Balancing Your Mental and Physical Health Care Strategy
It’s easy to spend too much time on either your mental or your physical health. You could be spending many days inside relaxing for the sake of your mental health, or you could be spending all of your time out exercising and doing other activities for the sake of your physical health.
What’s difficult is finding that good middle ground in which you’re taking care of both parts of your health, because they’re both equally important. Mental health is very important, because if you’re not taking good care of it, you can end up developing depression, anxiety, suffer from a lack of drive, and a lot of other negative symptoms.
Without good mental health, you might have a negative opinion of yourself, of others, and might even find it hard to want to get up in the morning. Taking good care of your mental health ensures that you’re able to maintain a positive attitude – and a genuine one at that.
Physical health is also very important. You want to be able to do things that you love, and that can often require you to be in good shape. If you want to go out hiking, play some recreational sports, or just look healthy, you need to be in good physical health.
However, there are other sides of physical health outside of just weight loss and looking toned. Physical health involves things like diet, blood pressure, and even the amount of sleep you get.
Having good health allows you to do the things that you want to do without feeling tired or feeling pain. If you spend too much time on one, you’ll end up neglecting the other.
This means that you need to learn how to manage your time in such a way that you’re able to take care of yourself in multiple ways. Without one, you’ll find it hard to take care of the other.
For example, without good mental health, it’s unlikely that you’ll do well at the gym and with your diet. Time management is key here. You can divide it up into days, if that helps you.
Alternate between physical health days and mental health days, giving you more time on each day to spend improving both. By managing your time wisely, you’ll be physically and mentally sound, which can go such a long way in helping you feel better and improving your chances of succeeding in life.
Erlend Sølvberg, wellness blogger