To say it's been a stressful and impactful year is an understatement. Right now we're dealing with a global pandemic that doesn't seem to be easing up. Some of us are separated from loved ones and have been for the better part of the year by now.
Pair this with the fact that we're in an election year and this election will be happening in just a few short weeks -- people on both sides of the coin are extremely on edge during these times.
That's why it's extremely important to make sure that you take care of yourself, especially your mental landscape during this time.
We tend to think of exercise as only benefitting our bodies, but when we don't exercise, this means that we have built-up energy that we're not using, which means it will get used in other ways or show up in other ways. Anxiety will often be the culprit here. When you have extra energy to burn, a lot of times you'll spend it thinking about all of your life's worries at night instead of sleeping soundly after a day of hard work and hard exercise.
Meditation has been shown to provide an immense amount of benefits to those who choose to practice. Meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, boost mood, not to mention increase mental focus. When you sit down to meditate, try your best to let your restless thoughts settle. Try your best to think of nothing for 10-20 minutes. When you catch yourself thinking, simply become aware of it, and make yourself stop. Do that over and over again until your time allotment is up. As you build your meditation practice you'll catch yourself thinking less and less as you go along.
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to help promote a better night of sleep, boost mood, reduce anxiety, not to mention ease tension in the back, neck, joints, and other areas of the body. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation during the month of October in order to double-down on your mental wellness protocol.