Everyone has experienced tremendous changes throughout this past year, so it’s no wonder many feel stressed, anxious, or burned out. Applying three simple tips can help navigate these challenges and start living your best life.
1. Take Time for Self-Reflection
Very few of the challenges most people are navigating right now are easy. A global pandemic, changing work environments, social isolation, hunger, unemployment, loss of a friend or loved one, and many other unknowns seem to dominate the headlines. Taking time to self-reflect on your circumstances can give you a chance to work through both immediate challenges and more long-term goals. Self-reflection may give you another perspective on something that you may not have thought about. There are several popular methods you can do such as journaling, meditation, visualization, and talking with others.
2. Physical Activity and Nutrition
It’s no secret that exercising and healthy eating makes you feel good. When you feel good, your mental health improves. Take time—even in as little as 10-minute increments—to boost your mood with a quick walk outside. Too cold? Stay indoors and look up a 10-minute yoga video on YouTube (use a towel if you don’t have a mat). Making regular time to take care of your body improves your physical health and quality of life. Healthy eating increases your body’s ability to fight off illness, and it helps you fuel your body to take on the day’s challenges. Visit your local Semper Fit Health Promotion Program to talk with a health coach and get the support you need.
3. Take a Class
If you want a good place to begin, Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) is offering a 3-class workshop on “Living Your Best Life”
Living your best life can be easy when you know where to start. Contact your local MCFTB office for available classes and visit your local Semper Fit Health Promotion office and start living your best life today.
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