Mental Health Check
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious?
Here are 3 things you can do today to get back on track and have a better day:
1. Have you eaten?
Might as well grab something quick to munch on while you are reading this! Hangry is a real thing and everyone has experienced it! Eating 3 balanced meals is always ideal, but if you can't do that, just try to eat one balanced meal today. Make sure to include your favorite protein, carb, and vegetable. Eating snacks between meals is also a great thing to do to keep focused and fueled, as they decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal times.
2. Have you moved your body?
Did you know that your body releases endorphins when you move? Even just standing up from your chair can help relieve stress. Changing your posture makes your body change its breathing, which change your brain chemicals, thereby reducing stress, depression, and anxiety. Take a 5 minute break to go on a walk, stretch your body every few hours, or try standing while working.
3. Have you had a good sleep?
Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. To get 8 hours of undisturbed sleep can be difficult for some, but there are some tricks to getting better sleep. Before going to bed tonight, put away all electronics at least 30 minutes before you get in bed. Make yourself a cup of caffeine free tea and drink it as you begin to relax for the night. Make sure your room is at a cool temperature, or open a window to let in the breeze. Do those few things tonight and see how your snooze goes!
Check out these teas to drink when you're feeling a little stressy.