Emotional well-being and physical health are critically linked. In fact, research suggests that psychological well-being may even help reduce the risk of chronic physical illness and promote longevity of life.
Studies also show that stress impacts how well you feel and even your immune system response. Stress can also increase the risk of illness and disease.
Here are five daily habits to promote emotional well-being, reduce stress, and keep you moving toward success in your everyday lives.
Exercise for a minimum of ten minutes every day to enjoy benefits such as increased energy, better immune system function, and mental health benefits like decreased depression, stress, and anxiety. Also, make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night. The benefits of sleep can include improved immune system function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions.
When you’re organized, you feel less stressed and more in control. Start with your work environment. De-clutter your desk and throw out or recycle anything you don’t need. Create a filing system for important documents so you can easily find them. Another tip: use a calendar to help you determine what you need to accomplish each day.
Keep the big picture in mind when you make your business goals. What do you want to achieve in the next week, month, or year? Break your goals down into small, daily steps. Trying to accomplish too much too soon can cause stress and may lead to a sense of failure. Be patient and forgive yourself if you don’t meet a daily goal, or if you need to set more achievable goals. If you don’t accomplish something today, you can tackle it tomorrow!
If you believe you can succeed, you likely will. There’s a reason people talk about “the power of positive thinking.” Start or end each day by writing down five things for which you’re grateful. Create a dream board to help you envision accomplishing your goals. In addition, surround yourself with positive people. Concentrate on helping others succeed, and enjoy how good it feels when you focus on other people. Take a break from working hard to watch a funny movie, read an uplifting book, or do something you love.
When you eat highly-processed junk food, you can feel fatigued, anxious, and even depressed. Choose healthy foods to reduce stress, increase energy, and promote relaxation. Look for supplements with valuable nutrients that might be missing from your diet. Remember to stay hydrated to reduce fatigue.
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