98 Apartments Owasso has a fitness center that gets a lot of use, but this week’s blog is about the muscle in your head that might not be getting as much attention.
You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to be more physically fit in 2018. It’s hard to even get through the day without hearing about a new workout plan or a new diet that’s “sweeping the nation.” Physical fitness is important, and articles like those are useful for people who need to focus on physical fitness above all else. However, let’s not forget about our minds when considering the state of our overall health.
We often think about physical health leading to mental health, but the opposite can also be true. People who feel better about themselves are also more likely to workout and eat right. You sleep better when you’re less stressed, which means you might actually feel rested enough in the morning to convince yourself to workout. It’s all connected, folks, which is why we’re sharing this list of mental health tips to monitor in 2018.
Check out the list of tips below, and be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments for rent in Owasso.
Stop trying fad diets
It’s true that starting a diet can help you lose weight and have more energy. However, diets can also be destructive if they’re keeping you from living your life the way you want to. If you start skipping social events or feeling awkward while you’re out at dinner, it might be time to quit your diet.
Anything that prevents you from being social is probably not a good thing in the long run. Take care of your body, but don’t forget to appreciate your body for what it is. If your diet is making you feel bad about yourself, give it a rest!
Join a club or group
We all have our little friend groups, and you might even have a group of people at work that go out to lunch every Friday or something. Whatever kind of group you join, being a part of a clearly defined social group can have some serious mental health benefits.
A recent study showed that people who are parts of groups or organizations are less likely to feel depressed or anxious. Whether you join a sports league, a running club, or you just start going out with friends on a regular basis, having a group of people around you will almost certainly make you happier.
Try to cut down on screen time
The last tip on our list is probably going to be the hardest to achieve. A lot of people spend 8 hours at work staring at a screen, take a break to drive home, workout and make dinner, then go right back to staring at screens for the rest of the night. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s been shown that too much screen time can cause sleep problems. If you start missing out on sleep, it can have serious ramifications for other aspects of your life.
We’re all out of mental health tips for this week, residents! We appreciate those of you that took the time to read this week’s blog, and we hope you’re able to use these tips to improve your mental health in 2018! We’ll be back in a couple weeks with another blog post, so please be sure to bookmark this page so you can check it again when the next blog goes live! In the meantime, you can follow us on social media to stay up to date with everything happening at 98 Apartments — the apartments Owasso residents prefer.