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”

  • Bridging the Generation Gap: Participants will learn the unique characteristics of each generation to provide a foundation to enable improved communication across the various generations by increasing knowledge of their characteristics, influences, and priorities. This class is currently being offered.
  • Power of Time: Participants will be equipped with tools to stay organized and manage priorities to make the best of their limited time and support a more productive lifestyle. This class will be coming 2021.
  • Attitude and Actions: A modern-day exploration of concepts and philosophies that will help participants maintain a positive focus and engage as leaders in their homes, at work, and within their communities. This class will be coming 2021.

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.