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Being Happy Can Help You Be Healthy

Being Happy Can Help You Be Healthy
Written by Mia Morales

Being healthy is more than eating right and exercising. These things are important but to be truly healthy you must have a healthy mindset as well.

The routines followed every day can often bring stress and anxiety into people’s lives and these things can cause depression, sadness, or other emotions that keep people from being happy every day.

Luckily, there are things that can help to fight the stresses of everyday life and help you have a healthy mindset so that you can have a happier, more healthy daily experience.

Here are a few of the many tips that can help you achieve this goal. Take the time to check out Westwood Wellness on Facebook for more information about what you can do to stay healthy. 

Get the Right Amount of Sleep 

Getting enough sleep is one of the best ways to have a better day. Many people do not get the sleep that is needed to keep them at their optimal performance. Researchers have suggested that healthy adults require between seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

Often people will skip on a few hours of sleep, so they can complete the daily chores of their personal lives. This could be work, cleaning, or social outings, but any circumstance that has you missing sleep needs to be changed before you start to feel the effects of lack of sleep.

Sleep in a valuable component to assisting your body in repairing itself and restoring energy for the next day. It provides your brain with the ability to have better concentration and attention, which will help your focus and the ability to think logically.

Clutter in Your Home Brings Clutter to Your Mind

Take a few minutes every day to clean up some of your home or office. Studies have shown that there is a strong link between stress and clutter. When people are surrounded by things or mess, they can begin to feel overwhelmed and anxious.

Many times it leaves you feeling hopeless. This is because it is hard to know where to start, leaving you to begin to ignore the clutter completely. You must keep a healthy mindset.

Set a time every day to pick up and clean up the areas that you spend the most time in. Look at how you can improve your workspace and your home. This will help to keep your stress low and keep you feeling happier. 

Do Something Nice for Someone 

Feeling good about yourself can lead to high self-esteem and confidence. One way to get that feel-good feeling is to do something nice for someone every day. This could be as simple as returning the cart for an older person at the store.

Holding the door for the next person, or just giving a smile to someone who looks like they could use a boost. Good deeds for others make a lasting impression on your overall healthy feeling.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I have accepted that I will never find the perfect balance at as a mom, and no matter how others perceive me as a working mom, both being a mom and a professional help me to progress as a woman.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I’m grateful for the resilience that my trials have instilled in me. As hard as my trials have been they have helped me empathize with others more and to become a better person.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

Becoming a mother and feeling the love of my children has been the most rewarding experience of my life. That love coupled with a desire to maintain their love and respect is one of my biggest motivators in life.

About the author

Mia Morales

A woman who loves freelance writing.

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