Tuesday, March 17, 2015

7 Tips for Better Emotional Health for 2015 and Beyond

They say that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body – but have you ever seen a healthy mind? One indication is how well you handle the little emotional challenges Life throws at you, how strong the relationships you build are, and how well you can bounce back from setbacks.

Just as with maintaining physical health, there are tips for a healthy new year Adelaide you can follow to help ensure your emotions stay strong.
Healthy Lifestyle New Year Resolution Adelaide
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1. Get enough sleep. Maybe it's no surprise, but your emotions are tied to how healthy your body is, too. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night (some people need a little less) will help you function well, and better able to process your emotions properly.

2. Limit alcohol and other drugs. Raising your mood through artificial means will only work for a while. You're aiming for the long-term here, so don't overdo it if you do drink. If you smoke or do drugs, it's time to nix that habit.

3. Give back. Studies have shown that something good for someone without expecting anything in return can help your mood take a turn for the better. Knowing you're able to help someone does wonders for your self-esteem.

4. Indulge your hobbies. Doing something you love releases feel-good chemicals, and so is a natural mood-booster. Picking up a new hobby or learning something new can have the same effect.

5. Connect with others. We're not talking about chatting on someone through Facebook. Really go out and meet with a friend over coffee or a leisurely lunch and actually talk. Face-to-face interaction is valuable to your emotional development.

6. Set aside leisure time. Don't forget the importance of doing something just for the sake of doing it. See a funny movie, take a walk, or just lay in bed and listen to music. Taking time away from the rush of daily life, will help you feel less bombarded by everything.

7. Find time to be grateful. Happiness can be linked to how grateful you are. There's something connected to this that you can adopt as one of your healthy habits for the new year Adelaide. Take a few minutes to list at least 3 things you're thankful for, every day. Noticing the positive things, no matter how small, will help you be more positive, too.

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