10 Tips to Find a Healthy Balance

Now, more than ever, taking care of the mental and physical wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones is critical. We rounded up some tips from our health coaches to help you find a healthy balance.

 

  1. The information you consume and who you spend your time with will dominate your perspective. Be mindful of how much time you’re spending on social media and watching the news. Pick up a book, get lost in a great show, capture your thoughts in a journal or send a letter to a friend you haven’t seen in a while.
  1. Working from home? Schedule a walking meeting or exchange your commute time for a home workout tape or treadmill session. Go outside and take in the fresh air. Even a short, 30-minute walk can do wonders for your headspace. Relocate your workspace to a different room of the house each day.
  1. Schedule virtual lunches or “happy hours” with co-workers. All those great remote working tools aren’t just great for actual meetings – use them to catch up with co-workers and friends throughout the day!
  1. Feeling sad or stressed? Reach out to a friend or family member and ask to talk. You’ll be amazed what a relief you feel just by saying your fears out loud.
  1. Offer to help elderly family members, friends or neighbors.
  1. Cook healthy meals for those who are unable to and drop them off at their doorstep.
  1. Organize a room or area in your living space each day – the lack of clutter or new layout will be a nice adjustment.
  1. Use the calm or headspace app to meditate.
  1. Plant some flower seeds indoors to water and care for the next few weeks and look forward to planting them outside in warmer, brighter days ahead.
  1. Try creating big and small activities in your day that are consistent such as: making your bed every morning, walking your dog daily at the same time and going to bed at the same time each night.

We love those tips, but we’d also love to hear your ideas for how we can be helpful. Tell us here: OHHealthCoach@ourhealth.org