Studies have shown that good nutrition is critical for mental health. An increase in mental health conditions has been linked to poor eating habits. Food is essential in the management and prevention of specific mental health conditions like depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s. Your brain needs the proper amount of complex carbs, amino acids, vitamins, waters, and minerals. Click the link below to read the full article and find out the best foods to eat for better mental health.
“Exercise has been researched and validated for treating a variety of mental issues and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia,addictions, grief, relationship problems, dementia, and personality disorders. Additionally, exercise alleviates such conditions such as bad moods, stress, chronic pain and chronic illness.” Dr. Hibbert goes on to talk about the 8 keys to getting moving and staying moving. Read entire article below
DON’T apologize for someone else’s feelings.
“I’m sorry you’re mad” is NOT an apology. It’s condescending.
DO apologize for your own actions and attitude.
“I’m sorry i was rude” is an apology that takes ownership. Be specific about
what you did wrong. “I’m sorry for whatever your mad at” is NOT going to work.
DON”T add an excuse to your apology
“I’m sorry i was rude, but i was really irritated” means you’re not
really sorry. You feel justified for the way you acted, and you expect to be excused.
One way to remember this is that when you say “I’m sorry but….” you’re really just a sorry butt.
DO ask for forgiveness when you apologize
“I’m sorry”, on it’s own is just a statement. It requires no response. “Will you forgive me?” is
a humble request that can rebuild a relationship. When you ask your spouse to forgive you, wait.
Listen. Be prepared for them to say in response, “I need a minute, I’m not there right now.”
When you are in the wrong, you are never owed forgiveness. BE grateful when you receive it.
DON’T expect a reciprocal apology.
Let’s say you were in a fight. You were both rude and hostile to each other and now you’ve decided
to be the brave one and apologize first. Do not apologize and expecting your spouse to apologize
equally. When you recognize you have done something wrong, just own your part of it. The end.
DO attempt to make a repair.
Once you get through the brutal, “I’m sorry. Will you forgive me?” It’s wise to make the next
step and ask “Is there anything I can do to make this right?”
Summer. It’s when we get to enjoy cool activities rather than just dream about them. And that includes long warm evenings, outdoor barbecues, holidays, vacations and so much more.
So, after yearning for summer for months and months, it seems strange that anyone would feel depressed at that time of year. But for some people, that’s exactly what happens, and it’s anything but fun. Keep reading to learn how to recognize summer depression and what you can do to manage it.