Over the last couple of years, it has sometimes felt like control has been in short supply. Now that things are looking a little brighter for us out there, it is time for us to think about how we can get back into the driver’s seat of our own wellbeing.
Of course, wellbeing is a word that covers a lot of ground. Many of us have concerns about our physical health. Two years of working from home and restricting our outside time have left a lot of us feeling like we need to get in better shape. The numbers show that our mental health has taken a lot of damage in recent months, and we are thinking about how we can use practical methods to feel better about ourselves. And it seems fair to say that all of us would like to feel a little more comfortable when it comes to our financial security as inflation continues to soar. If you feel like the usual methods that help you feel secure, safe, and healthy are not working as well as they used to, then here are some tips to help you feel more confident in yourself this spring.
Start Keeping Records
We can all start to feel overwhelmed when situations feel like they are beyond our control. It does not matter whether it is your ambition to get in better shape for the summer or your savings goals to account for the rising costs out there. Making detailed plans and keeping detailed records will help you to see what you need to do and how you can do better going forward.
You can see how much time you need to make up on the weekend to reach your running distance goal, how much you need to save if you want to afford that holiday, and so on. But it is not just about what you need to do in the days and weeks ahead. This will show you how much you have accomplished already. Part of feeling in control is recognizing the positive steps that you have taken and enjoying the satisfaction of what you have achieved.
Go And Talk To The Experts
It is very easy to feel like we have no control when it comes to more serious health issues. Conditions like cancer are so big that they can feel like they are something that happens to us with very little that we can do about it. If you feel concerned about the potential risk of a serious, life-threatening illness, then one of the most empowering things you can do is talk to a medical professional.
They will be able to explain things in a practical way. They can tell you what symptoms to look out for, and they can break down what you can do to reduce your chances of suffering from these conditions. You could also think about going for regular scans to identify any warning signs early. Ezra offers a full body MRI scan that will scan up to 13 organs. Catching cancer early will give you the best chance of fighting it, so seriously consider signing up for a comprehensive screening.
Be Honest With Yourself About How You’re Doing
How often have you told yourself that the issue you are struggling with can wait until you are less busy or have taken care of someone else’s needs? We all know how easy it is to dismiss our own health concerns and worries, especially when we are overwhelmed. But ignoring these problems will not help. Even though it may feel like you are in control when you dismiss them, you are only making them stronger. Be honest with yourself about how you are feeling and what you are struggling with.
Be Honest With Others, Too
It’s a cliché that if someone asks how we are doing, we respond with “fine, thank you,” when really, we are anything but. One of the most important things that we have seen over the last couple of years has been a real increase in people understanding how to talk about mental health issues. You do not have to feel like you need to tell everyone in your life about the things that you are struggling with, but it is important that you have some people that you can be honest.
Remember that your support network is there to support you. Given the numbers surrounding mental health that we have seen over the last two years, the chances are good that they have been through something similar. If you are reluctant to share with your friends and family, ask yourself how you would react if they came to you with a similar issue. Wouldn’t you offer support and try to find a way to help?