Taking care of your mind – learning to cope with stress

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Healthy sleep

We do not have time for sleep, and when we do find sleep, it is of poor quality. Meanwhile, an adult person needs about 7-8 hours of sleep a day, preferably in complete darkness and silence. Before going to bed, you should also properly calm down and refrain from using a computer, TV or telephone, the screens of which emit blue light. This adversely affects the production of melatonin, which is responsible for healthy, deep sleep. Getting enough sleep is also important for our heart. A healthy lifestyle begins in bed.

Watch out for the sun

We like the sun’s rays – they guarantee a nice tan and regulate the production of vitamin D in the body. The sun also has its dark side. Harmful UV radiation is one of the main sources of skin changes, including cancer. How to lead a healthy lifestyle without worrying about the harmfulness of the sun’s rays? First of all, it is worth limiting the time spent in full sun, using creams and lotions with a high UV filter, and also cover the head with a hat or a scarf when we are exposed to strong sun exposure.

Regular examinations

How else to take care of your health? It is best to start with a series of check-ups that will quickly answer the question of whether there are any areas of our health that are worth working on – e.g. too high cholesterol, sugar or questioning hormone levels. It is worthwhile to undergo preventive examinations, i.e. perform a set of basic examinations every year and consult any disturbing symptoms with doctors.

Together with the life and health insurance, you get a free package of medical consultations, which you can use within 12 months from the conclusion of the contract.

How to take care of mental and physical health at the same time? Among other things, by eliminating stress factors. Stress is one of the main causes of lowered immunity. Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely eliminate all its sources. First, the sources of chronic (chronic) stress should be identified and eliminated if possible. Secondly, it is worth developing behaviors and attitudes that will help us distance ourselves from stressful factors that we are unable to avoid. Being with loved ones, talking to a trusted person or a specialist doctor, walking the dog, relaxation techniques or mindfulness, as well as physical activity can help us in this.

Being with people

Nurturing relationships is extremely important not only for mental hygiene. Being among people gives us a sense of belonging, teaches us empathy, often mobilizes us to leave the comfort zone, but also increases the sense of security. Good relationships with loved ones are a guarantee that we will not be left alone with our problems at a worse moment in our lives. Community activities and building a wide network of friends also help reduce the risk of dementia.

Rest

A healthy lifestyle is a leisurely lifestyle. Yes, it is more and more difficult in today’s world, but it is still worth the effort. Overwork increases the risk of contracting one of the diseases of civilization, and that’s not all. Inability to rest affects our mental state, constant work weakens relationships with loved ones and often leads to faster burnout. It doesn’t matter if it’s going to the cinema with friends, walking the dog or arranging puzzles – it’s always worth finding time for yourself.