Ways to Work Self-Care Into Your Day

April 17, 2019

Staying healthy is about a lot more than avoiding pain and illness.

Yes, you want to limit how often you have to go to a back pain doctor, but you can do a lot better than that.

 

The good news is that you can go beyond being “OK,” or “not in pain,” and actually feel good. You can live in a peaceful, happy way where your well being is front and center.

 How do you do this? By taking care of yourself – even if you’re busy. In fact, especially if you’re busy.

 Here are some tips to work self-care into your day.

 

Slow Your Mind

While a lot of people associate meditation with people who are “zen” or seeking enlightenment, the truth is that it’s extremely beneficial for all of us. You don’t need a special mantra, a cushion, or the ability to sit in an odd pose.

 All you need to do is focus on your breath. Just count to six as you inhale, pause, and then count to six on the exhale.

 What does this do? It helps slow your mind, which reduces stress. When you’re experiencing less stress, you won’t have the need to visit a back pain doctor so often.

 

Gratitude

A quote that can really make you think is, “What if tomorrow you only had the things you were grateful for today?”

 Being grateful is a vital part of self-care and overall happiness. A great deal of science shows how vital gratitude is to our overall well-being. The best news? You don’t have to spend hours writing down everything you are grateful for.

 Just writing five items a day will boost your well-being, sense of joy, and appreciation for your life. Trust us, you won’t be carrying stress in your back and coming to the back pain doctor frequently if you’re relaxed and grateful.

 

Exercise

No one likes this tip, but that doesn’t make it less true. Exercise is a key way to boost how you feel. Activity releases endorphins which can help you fight depression and overall feel great about each day.

 You don’t have to engage in strenuous weight-lifting or run a marathon to get the benefits of exercise. Instead, think about how you enjoy moving, and take advantage of it. Do you like to walk? Enjoy dancing? Love to swim?

 No matter what exercise you do, make it something that’s fun for you or you’ll never keep it up. And exercise can help keep muscles limber and help you avoid injuries that require a back pain doctor.

 

Handle Your Pain With a Back Pain Doctor

Even with all of the self-care you can manage, you’ll still have times when you need help with pain management. Having a back pain doctor that you know and trust, like Restoration Health, can help you get treatment quickly and get back to your life.

 Don’t let back pain slow you down. If you need help, we’re here. Contact us for an appointment today!

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