Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Healthy mind, healthy body

Healthy mind, healthy body

Most of us have heard or read about this and some people also keep saying this to others as friendly advice. It has a simple but deep meaning. For a healthy mind, healthy body, we obviously know we should be both physically and mentally healthy and fit. But most of us seem to be ignoring this simple mantra in today’s times—including me.

A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Mental health is imperative for physical health.  If the mind is unsullied and pure, it will greatly help in maintaining physical well-being and health.

Case Study

When I started my career as a Psychologist and a Life Skills Trainer, I was extremely excited about this new phase of my life. I wanted to do everything in a perfect manner and be successful. In order to achieve my goal, I only focused on work. As a result, my health was ignored. I did not eat on time. I did not exercise and also was not sleeping adequately.

As a result, I put on weight, developed a back ache and also started getting irritated easily. My father, who was observing all these changes, advised me to change my lifestyle for the better.

I did, I followed a proper routine, slept properly, and did some physical exercise and things changed for the better. Today, I feel physically and mentally fit.

In today’s fast life, we are mostly stressed and racing against time to finish our to-do list each day. We are so busy that we do not get time to eat properly, do some physical exercise and even sleep adequately. Most of us remain constantly stressed. We are always under pressure to meet deadlines or complete our targets. We want to achieve and accomplish a lot in no time. Lets not forget,

Only noble thoughts lead to a noble life. (Tweet this)

But, we are forgetting that in order to achieve all this, we need to remain healthy, physically and mentally. We are searching for mental peace all the time to counter stress in our daily lives but, we do not realize that if we are neglecting our bodies, how can we nourish our mind.

All of us can follow some simple tips of healthy habits for a healthy mind, healthy body and a healthier lifestyle.

  • Timely Meals– Take your meals on time, have a proper three meals a day, avoid junk and fried food. Eat on regular intervals and do not skip your breakfast. Always remember,

Eat, not for the sake of it but to nourish your body. (Tweet this)

  • Fruits and Vegetables For a healthy mind, healthy body, adding fresh fruits and veggies to your diet is imperative as they are the main source of nutrition for your body and they help in keeping your appetite in check.
  • Exercise– Take some time out from your busy schedule to exercise. Walk, jog, skip, do yoga for 30 minutes for at least 5 days a week which is an extensive booster of not only a healthy body but also for a healthy mind.
  • Stay Hydrated– Drink plenty of water and liquid to keep yourself hydrated and to remove toxins from of your system.
  • Sleep Tight– Get yourself a minimum of seven hours sleep every night, so that you feel fresh and energized throughout the day. Sleep tight, all night because that is your time to be with you.

Sleeping is nice. You forget about everything around you for a while. (Tweet this)

  • Take a Chill Pill– Take some time out from your busy schedule for yourself. Once in a while take a break from your daily routine. Go for dinner, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends. You will feel physically and mentally relaxed and refreshed.
  • Say No To Stress– Do not carry emotional baggage from the past. Focus on your present and future. Do not stress yourself for what you cannot change. Learn from your mistakes and move on. This is one quote I’ve always loved,

Let your Mess be your Message. (Tweet this)

  • Balanced Life– Try to have a balance between your personal and professional life and treat them as two different worlds. If your personal issues affect your professional life or vice-versa, it is bound to increase stress, anger and frustration.
  • Do What You Love– Try to take time out for your hobbies like gardening, music, reading, cooking. Our hobbies have the power of therapy and they give us a lot of mental peace and act as a stress-buster.

Conclusion – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Healthy mind, healthy body—we often hear this, but don’t do much to incorporate it in our lifestyle. Our fast lives have not left us with much choice, except to multitask. We all are trying to do so many things in a limited time period and our lives have become hectic which leads to irregularity in following a healthy routine with lots of healthy habits. As a result, our physical and mental health suffer and we do not feel fit enough to chase our dreams and complete our to-do lists.

According to an English proverb, “A healthy mind lives in  a healthy body.” Even if the body is not healthy the effects of this condition will not be permanent provided the mind is not allowed to get affected. Feelings of depression and weakness grow into a disease only when they prolong and rooted in thoughts and feelings for a long time.

We must not forget that “Health is Wealth.” If we do not take care of our physical health, our mental health will automatically suffer. So, eat on time; sleep on time; do some exercise; take some small breaks; pursue your hobby to balance yourself; and move towards a healthy lifestyle and a healthier “YOU.”


About the Author

Varsha Tyagi is a Master's in Psychology with 5 years of Experience as a Life Skills Coach and a Counseling Psychologist. She has worked with many schools, colleges and corporates as a Counselor and a Life Skills Trainer and dealt with both children and adults. She is currently working as a Life Skills Facilitator with an organization.

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