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Coping

Relaxing for Emotional Health

My last two blog posts explored exercising and eating well for emotional health.  Now that we've covered eating and exercising, this blog will explore relaxing for emotional health.

Relaxation is your body's way of rejuvenating. Relaxing allows time for your mind and body to repair.  It has also been shown that relaxing improves your mood and improves brain function and memory.

I have found the importance of relaxation in my own life.  I've discovered when I neglect finding time to relax, I do not perform as well in any area of my life.  It's not that I don't like to relax, but in the midst of a chaotic schedule, I found it hard to find the time.

Here are some ways I've learned to incorporate relaxation into my daily schedule.  If you try them, you may find they work for you as well.
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Eating Healthy for Emotional Health

My last blog included information exploring the benefits of exercising for emotional health.  This blog will explore the benefits of eating well for emotional health.

Nearly two years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to be under the care of a wonderful naturopathic doctor.  After years of trying conventional medicine to provide some relief from endometriosis pain, I decided to give the natural way a shot.  My doctor placed me on a special, personalized, anti-inflammatory diet that really changed my life.  The diet reduced my pain, but what I also found was that I felt better overall.

Many people do not realize it, but you actually are what you eat.  Eating healthy can drastically change your mood and improve your way of life.  Scientific research shows there are many links between what you eat and your mood.
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Exercise for Emotional Health

Over the next few weeks, I will be randomly blogging about ways to improve emotional health.  Our emotional health is equally important as our physical health, but we tend to neglect it.  People who are in good emotional health are better equipped to handle the stresses of day to day living. They are also better at handling their behaviors and emotions.  Improving our emotional health can be a very rewarding experience.

This week, the focus is exercise.

Exercise has so many benefits. For starters, there is weight loss. Even if weight loss isn’t your goal, there is always weight management and toning.  Exercise can prevent and reduce the instances of diseases and other health problems. It can also boost your energy levels, help in achieving a better night of sleep, and it can also be a good way to socialize and get to know others.

Exercising is also a good way to improve our emotional health. 
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Coping

Tips for Boosting Your Self-Confidence

When assessing clients I often ask, “on a scale of 1 -10, where would you rate your self-confidence?”

On average, most clients respond with a 6-7.  I sometimes get very low responses, but very rarely will someone look me in the eye and say, “my self-confidence is a 10.”

Whether we like to admit it or not, at some point we all feel like we could use a little boost in the self-confidence department. Below are a few suggestions that may help improve your self-confidence and have you feeling better about yourself.
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