Do you feel emotionally and physically drained? If you do not feel good in your own skin it will be very hard for you to lead people and think of their growth. Do you remember flight safety instruction to put your Oxygen mask first and then help your child? It is clear: you can’t support or help others, if you have trouble breathing.
Ruth C. White Ph.D. wrote an article for Psychology Today, about vital factors of our wellbeing. Those factors are as old as humanity, but in our day to day life we tend to forget how important they are. This is why I recommend you to think how much you care about your own well-being. Make these 4 suggestions from Dr Ruth’s article your priority in private and professional life.
Dr Ruth says she created the SNAP system – Sleep, Nutrition, Activity, Personal Relationships – while researching strategies to prevent episodes of bipolar disorder. However, even for mentally healthy people these are well known stress relievers and important factors of our physical and mental health.
- Sleep: Getting good sleep fosters alertness during the day. This increases our productivity, mood and improves public safety and safety at work.
- Nutrition: Vital for our health and also instrumental for our mood, nutrition is crucial part of taking good care of ourselves. It is important to eat regularly and minimize the use of mood-altering substances such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol.
- Activity: Whether its walking or running, swimming or rock climbing, tennis or hiking, a regular program of movement keeps the body and mind in shape to absorb shocks to the system in the form of the daily stressors of life
- Personal relationships: A 2005 study found that negative social interactions with spouses, relatives and friends correspond with a higher incidence of anxiety and depression. Creating and connecting to a social support network through personal relationships is primal to the human experience.
To read the whole article, visit: https://goo.gl/KNTmK5