Finding Your Vitality
To me, the idea of a revival or being “revived” translates to bringing yourself back to life. It has been so wonderful seeing this revival happening around us as businesses start to open, people venture out of their homes, and we begin to see and spend time with the people we love. This year has been a tough one for most of us and, though it’s not over, now is as good a time as any to bring back your vitality and feeling your best. Enhancing your vitality is important whether you are 20 or 70. As long as you are here, you are able to make changes in your life that will improve the way you feel and set you up for a healthier and more energetic future.
Where do we start when going through a pandemic that has altered the landscape of our world so drastically, so suddenly, and potentially so long-term? We start with mental health. The past five months has been laden with stress which we are built to endure and sometimes even utilize, but in small spurts and rarely. We are not built to easily withstand such chronic stress. The fact of the matter is that we are in this for the long haul so addressing the impact it has had on you (and others in your family, including the littles) will be important in terms of improving your resiliency and better enabling you to come out on the other side strong and healthy, as a whole. Chronic stress will have an impact on your physical health as well as your mental health so it’s important to acknowledge that it’s there and implement some mitigation strategies.