Mental Health {NHBPM}

 

 

 

 

When I think Mental Health, I immediately thing of a Mental Hospital. I’m not sure why, but that’s just what I associate with Mental Health. I know this isn’t the case. There is much more to Mental Health. Your mental health can be influenced by your career, your family, your friends, spirituality, creativity, and more.

When it comes to mental health, you should strive for balance. But how are we supposed to balance, when we are juggling a thousand things non-stop? Sometimes you have to stop and really evaluate what is keeping you from being balanced. Maybe you need to be more spiritual. This can come in the form of religion, but it can also come in the form of yoga, nature, or meditation. Maybe you strive to be more creative. So make time for the arts & crafts you’ve been wanting to get to. Or if you have the space in your home, create a sanctuary for you. Include the things that you love in this space like fresh flowers, music, a meditation area, an arts & crafts area, your favorite picture or piece of art, etc. This space should be about you.

With Health Coaching, it really does involve more than just nutrition; it is about being healthy both physically & mentally. It involves finding balance for your client. Making it easy and giving suggestions for them to be happy, balanced, less stressed, sleep better, eat healthier, and more.

A Health Moment I Regret {NHBPM}

 

 

 

 

Can’t believe I’m on day 20 of blogging already! CRAZY!!! πŸ™‚

But a health moment I regret is not addressing my blood sugar issues sooner. It took me about 6-8 months to finally break down and go to a doctor about it. I’m so glad that I did because he told me something I’d never heard before, which was, “You need to lose weight.” I’m so glad that my doctor was honest, rather than trying to prescribe me any medication he possibly could to help my blood sugar, and then more medications to help with the side effects of that medication. I really am in tune with my body, and when something isn’t right, I can tell. I listen to my body, my aches and pains, but when something is completely different than what I have ever experienced, I know something is wrong.

I guess my biggest thing is don’t wait to go to the doctor. If you can feel and tell something is wrong with you and your body, address it. If it ends up being nothing at all, at least you’ll have taht piece of mind to know that you’re fine. However, if it ends up being something bigger, you have an opportunity to do something about it by catching it early. Listen to your body and pay attention to what it is telling you.

How You Take Time for Yourself

 

 

 

 

This is definitely one area that I could work on, but at the same time, I don’t necessarily have the time. With a full time job, school, kids, husband, plus lots of extracurricular activities, we are a BUSY family! πŸ™‚ I think the best way that I take time for myself if by exercising. I really enjoy running, whether it’s on the treadmill or outside, I find it therapeutic. I get a little me time and I am helping my body too. My me time usually comes at night when I’m spending time with my husband, after the kids have gone to bed. It’s not really me time, because my husband is there, but I cherish the few hours at night we get to relax together and enjoy each other’s company. Our days are filled with craziness so being able to relax and not have a care in the world is fantastic, and always much needed.
What do you do for your me time? Spa, exercise, getting your hair or nails done?

I Want to Change THIS About Healthcare

 

 

 

 

I want to change this about healthcare??? That’s a great question! I think what I would change about healthcare is the ability to ‘heal’ the whole person, not just one ailment. Rather than prescribing medication for this problem, but this medication has these side effects, so we will prescribe this medication to help with prescription A’s side effects, and so on, I’d rather they look at the whole issue. For example, if somebody is depressed, rather than jumping on the medication train and prescribing Zoloft, look into why that person is depressed. Maybe they had a bad month, got laid off work, their relationship is rocky, etc. Work on those issues, rather than trying to cover up the actual issue. I understand that doctor’s don’t necessarily have the time to do this, which is understandable, but it’d be great if they had a list of business referrals that they could give a patient to help them with their issues.
I guess that’s one reason that health coaching caught my eye. We aren’t here to diagnose or prescribe, but we are here to help. We are here to listen. We look at the person as a whole, addressing not only food related issues, but personal issues that may cause a person to go towards food for comfort. Health coaching isn’t just about food, but it’s about healing the person as a whole. It’s such a unique take on coaching, but I think when used correctly and with the right clients, it can definitely be beneficial.

My Strengths & Weaknesses List

 

 

 

 

I am not sure how much fun this post is going to be, but here it goes:

STRENGTHS:

– caring

– friendly

– thoughtful

WEAKNESSES:

– stresses out easily

– stubborn

– worry about everything

As you can tell, I’m trying to fly through this post as I have 2 more to catch up on. πŸ™‚ I know there are a lot more strengths and a lot more weaknesses, but I don’t know if I have the energy to actually analyze myself to make a huge list. I think 3 on each is a good start. And I know that those 3 things I can work on, but I’ll do that with baby steps.

 

Use a Picture or Video to Inspire a Post

 

 

 

 

As always with the weekend coming to an end, I’m behind on blog posts. So forgive me because you’re about to get bombarded with 4 total for today! WOW!!! My fingers are going to be tired and my mind is going to be fried, but lets do this! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve always been a sucker for Shel Silverstein, ever since I was a kid. I love that my 8-year old loves his poems and stories as much as I do. During this week of giving thanks, I think it’s important to remain truthful to ourselves and the people we consider our friends and family. Being truthful is the one of the hardest, yet one of the best things out there. Be thankful for what you have and always seek ways to make it better. πŸ™‚

Why Healthcare Companies and Healthcare Professionals Should Use Social Media

 

 

 

 

I think social media is a great tool to get your message to the masses. If healthcare companies and healthcare professionals really took advantage of this free tool, they could reach hundreds of thousands of people, if not millions with their message. How many times did you see a story about the mayor in NYC limiting sugary drinks? This happened a little while ago, and I’m still seeing stories about it pop up here and there.

If healthcare companies spread their messages of health & wellness, even people that don’t have insurance could benefit from the information they have to offer. They could post tips, suggestions, recipes, and more. I don’t think anyone would expect to receive actual medical advice at no cost from these companies, especially on social media, but it would definitely be a good outlet to get lots of information out to LOTS of people. πŸ™‚

I am surprised on a daily basis how influential social media can be, when it comes to everything from sports, health, relationships, and more. Healthcare companies and professionals should take full advantage of this useful and free tool. πŸ™‚