For many of us, responsibilities of daily life seem to overrun the needs of our mental, physical, and spiritual health. Raising children, working hard for that promotion at work, managing finances, and maintaining social relationships is often enough to take up all of time and energy. What most don’t realize is that it’s within and between these dynamics of our day to day life that create the condition of our overall wellness. The small decisions that we take, from the outlook we decide to have when we first wake up in the morning to the type of snack we eat midday, all have an effect on us – and those small decisions add up over time. If a number of decisions have been made that don’t promote connection between our mind, body, and spirit, we may begin to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc. We may also find ourselves gravitating towards substances to cope with our problems or relying on other unhealthy obsessions to distract us from what we’re really feeling.
The following are small decisions that can have a huge impact on our total health and wellbeing:
- Not finding small moments throughout the day to rest in the present moment
- Clouding our brains by multitasking – Time Magazine reports that attempting to manage a phone call while driving and checking social media not only decreases your driving performance (and is a major safety concern), it makes you less mindful – which in turn increases your chances for depression, anxiety, and more
- Eating unhealthy food – unhealthy snacks all throughout the day cannot only lead to weight gain, but can cause you to develop health problems, tooth decay, and more. SFGate reports that due to snacks, Americans are taking in an extra 600 calories per day, on average, than they did in the late 1970s
- Not getting the right amount of sleep each night – whether you’re experiencing nightmares or tend to stay up on social media, a lack of sleep can affect your entire mind-body connection in more ways than one. Mood changes, memory problems, high blood pressure and more can all occur when you’re missing out on sleep
Make the choice to take your happiness, health, and wellbeing into your own hands starting today. Healing and restoration begin now.
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