First, get into the right mindset. A healthy lifestyle is not something you do just on the weekends or days off.
Being physically healthy and mentally miserable doesn’t make you healthy. Eating well but feeling isolated from your friends can still lead to depression.
– Join a gym – Attend classes (e.g., Zumba, aerobics) – Yoga – Hire a trainer – Get outside (biking, tennis, running, walking) – Join an intramural sports team – Watch YouTube videos for at-home exercises
– Journaling – you don’t have to do this every day to reap the benefits. – Regularly check in with a trusted friend or family member. – Meditate – create mental space to sort through your thoughts, destress & re-focus – Take regular breaks to reset and avoid burnout – Prioritize your sleep schedule and develop good sleep hygiene – See a professional – there are many benefits and options for engaging.
Nurturing your social health includes spending time with the types of people that fulfill and support you. Spending quality time with friends and family can be the very thing that helps you truly unwind and counteract burnout.