Life is complicated, and so are we: each one of us is complex in an individual way that makes us unique and different from each other. We will all be faced with a multitude of highs and lows as we venture through life, but no matter what your personal walk with emotional health looks like, we all can stand to be reminded that maintaining a healthy body and outlook on life starts from within.
So, as we embark through this new year, it’s important to remember that focusing on emotional health is equally as important as setting goals that involve the outer life of physical health, finances and career. This roundup of articles and videos is sure to inspire a healthy mind and happy heart.
1. Here’s Why Therapy Isn’t a Dirty Word
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As a society, we celebrate the treatment of physical illness, but shame the treatment of mental and emotional illness. This stigma needs to get the boot and here’s why.
2. Stop Nursing and Rehearsing the Negative—Jumpstart Your Joy!
As much as we wish we could promise you life-long, uninterrupted happiness, we can’t. Seasons of sadness are inevitable. But it doesn’t have to end there. Joy can be found even in times of depression; don’t lose hope. In this video, we get to hear from Michelle McKinney Hammond, who shares with us how we can jumpstart the process of finding that joy.
3. Yes, Today Is the Day to Start Embracing Your Body
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At every age, there are reasons we may not be totally satisfied with our bodies. But, living in a constant state of self-hatred is neither healthy nor does it encourage self-improvement. So, here’s why you shouldn’t wait a year from now, let alone one second, to acknowledge the immense beauty that you already possess and radiate.
4. Your Daily Reset—You Are Not Your Thoughts
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Put your unwanted thoughts to rest as you restructure your thinking with the help of mindful meditation expert, Maria Baltazzi. Maria shares her insight to controlling the constant cascade of messages swirling in your mind. Maria’s advice helps you realize that “you are not your thoughts,” urging you to accomplish your goals and succeed at whatever tasks are before you.
“You shouldn’t wait a year from now, let alone one second, to acknowledge the immense beauty that you already possess and radiate.”
5. Power of Positivity: Lessons to Transform Your Life
Want a better outlook? In this episode of Stay Coached, Nathan Pirtle talks practically about how to make the power of positivity a part of your everyday routine. As a CEO, Life Coach and successful entrepreneur, Nathan definitely knows a thing or two about what (and who) you need in your life to best reach your goals.
6. Stuck in an Emotional Rut? Get out by Rewiring Your Brain
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If you’re feeling like you’ve been in a state of negativity recently, learn to train your brain to see more beauty and good in your immediate circumstances.
7. Judah Smith’s Devastating Loss Taught Him This One Thing
“I realized that I was not okay.” Following the devastating loss of his father, Judah Smith struggled to heal. But by inviting his community to share in his pain and vulnerability, he found the support he needed to mend. Judah shares how important saying, “I’m not okay” is in the process of recovering from trauma.
12 EASY WAYS TO START HEALTHY SELF-CARE TODAY
It’s easy to be intimidated by the idea of “self-care.” Do I have to meditate for two hours a day? It’s simpler and more important than we think; here’s where to start.