A Lifestyle for Mental Health

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A Lifestyle for Mental Health

Productive routines and activities are key to maintaining a healthy mindstate. By challenging your body and mind in different ways you activate many parts of the brain linked to mood. With over 40 million Americans suffering from a mental condition, it is important to focus on daily activities to create a healthy structure. There are activities for everyone and finding something to excite the mind and get the blood pumping has been shown to elevate mood and increase quality of life.

Gardening 

It is springtime and sowing seeds can grow happiness. It has been shown that getting your hands dirty can have mental health benefits from specific microbes in the soil. Not to mention the Vitamin-D created naturally in your body from soaking in the sunlight. Gardening takes planning and structured time schedules to keep the garden flourishing, systems like this can improve symptoms such as a loss of purpose. In the end, you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor and have food to share with those around you. 

Reflection

Meditation can be a difficult concept to wrap your head around, but in reality, it is just a place for the mind to be quiet. Often in the modern world, it is easy to get caught up in the daily race to get ahead. This can be overwhelming. Take even 5-10 minutes a day to relax the mind and breathe. Additionally, meditation has been shown to lower levels of Cortisol, the “stress hormone” and reduce blood pressure. Take a minute to just be, and the body will thank you. 

Play

We all know how important it is to exercise and its effects on mood can be equally as beneficial as they are to the body. While exercise often seems like a chore, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your workout. For example, find an outdoor hobby where you can reap the benefits of being outside while still achieving your physical fitness goals. Self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment can stem from any form of exercise, making it a necessity for any individual. 

Creativity

If you already sweat enough, there are plenty of indoor activities to explore. From painting to knitting, or playing music, there is something accessible and affordable to do. By learning new skills or sharpening your current skills you are activating sections of your brain that lay dormant if not used. It has also been shown that arts and crafts can help fight neurological conditions such as dementia by keeping the psyche challenged and active. 

Social Hobbies

This may be difficult for someone with depression but the benefits can be astounding if the effort is put in. By finding social hobbies such as joining a league, you not only enjoy an activity but the camaraderie that comes with it. Join a bowling team, start a book club, have a board game night or dinner party. In the end, this will build a support group of friends that can help in times of need.

Contact Us

At Baltimore Ketamine we aim to provide the tools you need to fight anxiety and depression. If changes in lifestyle aren’t helping your symptoms contact us online or give us a call at (410) 870-5482 to schedule a consultation. Ketamine therapy could be the positive solution you’ve been looking for.

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