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6 Habits That Can Make You Feel Better

6 Habits That Can Make You Feel Better

Relentless stress is bad for the body. It can aggravate health conditions and intensify chronic pain. If you’re feeling blue, take a look at the following tips – they might just help your mood!

1. Take Breaks

Whether you’re working from home or helping your fifth grader with a history assignment, take breaks periodically. Get up, stretch, grab a glass of water – do something that breaks up the routine.

When your computer-related tasks are done for the day, give your eyes a break and turn off your smartphone for an hour.

2. Practice Mindfulness

Some light yoga, meditation, or deep-breathing exercise can be quite restorative and calming, and there are numerous videos and apps that can guide you through these exercises. In addition to calming your mind, yoga can improve your flexibility and help alleviate pain.

3. Go Outside

A walk around the block or a hike in a nearby park can do wonders for the mood, especially on a warm spring day.

4. Eat Well

It’s not uncommon for people to turn to “comfort food” in times of crisis. But the food that’s high in fat, sugar, salt, and additives can actually make you feel worse, not to mention aggravate inflammation. Stick with a balanced healthy diet.

5. Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep helps your brain “reset” at the end of the day, and when you’re not getting enough sleep, you may notice that you’re irritable, forgetful, or have trouble concentrating. Get in the habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day – consistency helps the body know when it’s time to rest, leading to better sleep.

6. Take Care of Yourself!

Everyone copes with stress in their own way, so do whatever you need to in order to relax in a healthy way.

We’re all looking forward to living life as normally as possible again. If you think chronic pain may be getting in the way of that goal, please call us: at 614-383-6450.