5 Tips to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health

By: Julia Mitchell

If you’re struggling with your mental and physical health, it’s time to make some beneficial lifestyle changes. The thought of overhauling your life might seem discouraging, but remember, you don’t have to dive in with huge changes right away. You can find support by working with a life coach at Courageous Paths. Whether you’re curious about changing careers, focusing on exercise, or simply practicing self-care, these tips have got you covered! 

Routine Exercise 

Are you concerned that you’re leading a sedentary lifestyle? Even if you don’t have room in your schedule for long workouts at the gym, you can still make an effort to move your body throughout the day. For instance, you could make a habit of taking walks during your lunch breaks at work. You can also make some small changes, such as choosing the stairs instead of the escalator. 

Explore New Careers 

What if your high stress levels are connected to your job? If this is the case, it’s time to think about switching careers for the sake of your mental health. For example, if you’re already familiar with the basics of medical coding, you can apply for a number of medical coding online courses to earn a professional certificate. The course will teach you how to accurately identify the correct codes for different procedures and process service claims. Once you’ve finished the coursework, you’ll have to pass an assessment to demonstrate your skills. 

Massage Therapy 

What if you’re concerned that stress is causing you to hold tension within your body? Going to a massage therapist can help you release your anxiety – and when you leave after a massage, you’ll feel completely and totally relaxed! Prevention states that massage therapy can help you lower your stress levels, fall asleep more easily, enjoy more energy throughout the day, and improve your ability to concentrate. Contact a spa in your area to ask about which styles of massage they offer, and choose the type that’s right for your needs! 

Life Coaching 

Whether you want to make some minor lifestyle changes and tweak a few of your habits, or you want to completely transform your life, working with a life coach can help you achieve your goals.  

But with so many life coaches advertising their services, how can you find the right person to work with? Emma Dew recommends figuring out your personal goals, looking for coaches that specialize in these areas, checking out their accreditation and certifications, and signing up for a free consultation call so that you can make sure the two of you click. Depending on your needs, you might want to work with a therapist and life coach in tandem. 

Self-Care Rituals 

Everyone needs a few self-care rituals! Having self-care rituals that you can turn to when you’re feeling down can help you pick yourself up again after a bad day. While an energizing morning routine can be a great way to start the day, it’s also important to implement a soothing evening self-care ritual so that you can wind down before bed. You may want to make time for gentle yoga, write in a journal, meditate, take a bubble bath, or sip on a mug of tea while reading a book you love. Choose activities that help you relax and forget about your worries for a while. 

Caring for your physical and mental health is a lifelong commitment. It’s never too late to start making healthy changes that will benefit you for years to come, from changing careers to working out. With these tips, you notice yourself feeling better physically and emotionally! 

Ready to steer your life in a new direction? It’s time for life coaching, massage, and more at Courageous Paths. Call us today at 785-633-4343 to learn more about our services.  

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