How To Prioritize Your Own Mental Health
Apr 19, 2020

Reading time 2 min.

There are a lot of misconceptions about prioritizing your physical and mental health that are floating around in society. For example, there are many beliefs that your mental health is fundamentally controlled by your physical health. However, this is not correct and it is important to understand that both physical and mental health need to be treated differently. That is not to say that one could have an impact on the other, but rather that one should be appropriately diagnosed separately from the other. In order for you to understand how you can prioritize your mental health, keep in mind the following tips.

Identify and Understand Your Signs

Your body is able to give you warning signs for when you are not feeling well emotionally and mentally, just like it is able to do so when you are not feeling well physically. However, it is much more difficult to identify these warning signs. Sometimes these warning signs are little shifts in your feelings or your thoughts, such as unwelcome sadness or thoughts of doubt and emotional repression.

Keep in mind that these warning signs should be unattached from actual events that could trigger strong feelings of emotion. For example, it is okay to be sad when a tragic event happens in your life. It is when the sadness comes to your mind without any external trigger that you should begin to identify and understand that your mental health might be in need of some nourishment. Additionally, if you are able to identify and understand the early signs, you will have a higher chance of pulling yourself back into a position of control before things further spiral out of control.

Triggers and Proactive Measures

As mentioned above, there are triggers that can result in an appropriate level of sadness or anger, such as the death of a loved one or losing a job. There are, however, negative triggers that you can avoid, such as viewing something online or talking to a specific person. There are things in the lives of everybody that can trigger adverse emotional responses which are often easy to eradicate or suppress. The most difficult thing to do is to identify these triggers and understand how to move them away from you.

If you have a friend or colleague that constantly berates you or brings you down, it might be time to sever your ties with them. There might be a specific website online that you like to visit during the day that, despite what you might believe, can bring down your mood. For example, there are many websites online that are meant for humor or enjoyment, but oftentimes the jokes come at the expense of others. If you find yourself viewing things like that, it might be time to cut them out of your life.

Seek Help

It is difficult to know when it is the right time to seek help from others. You probably do not want to come off as the person who appears to be seeking attention, or maybe you do not feel like your emotions are strong enough to go get some help. What you need to understand, however, is that it is okay to look for help, even when you feel like your situation is insignificant.

There are so many places to go to that help any number of people seeking help. There are places like the rehab centers in Utah that help individuals from all walks of life seek the help they deserve for their mental wellbeing. What you need to do is admit to yourself that your mental health deserves a fighting chance in order for you to be healthy as a whole.

If you feel like you are struggling or that you are in need of help, this is an invitation for you to go out and seek a professional. You may not feel it, but you do matter. You have people that love you and care about you.

Leave your comments / questions for this practitioner

To write a comment please
Category filter
Concern filter
Type filter

All categories

Wellness Coaching
$20 USD
50 & Beyond Health & Wellbeing Discovery Session

Join me for a comprehensive look into what it will take to stay physically and mentally strong as you move through the second half of your life.

We all want to age without the fear of suffering from a chronic illness and still have the energy and strength to live the life we want.

The number one reason people fail to stay healthy as they age is the inability to consistently follow the right habits and behaviours for health transformation.

Through working with 1000's of clients over the last 20 years, I have been able to develop a coaching program that not only looks at nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management but also how to develop the right mindset needed to succeed.

Having a plan is not as important as having the ability to implement it.

If you are someone who struggles to follow healthy habits consistently. Or you are someone who wants to learn more about what they need to do personally to avoid chronic illness. Then my 30-minute Discovery Session is ideal for you.

From the 30 minutes we spend together, we will go through in specific detail what it is you can do today when it comes to what to eat, how to get the most from exercise, how to develop a powerful sleep routine and how to build a healthy environment needed to live a healthy life.

And with over 20 years of coaching experience in the health & wellness industry, I have witnessed firsthand what it takes to consistently follow the right habits and behaviours for lasting change.

Expect to hear things that will challenge what you have always been told about nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management. As someone who is over 50 and is stronger, fitter and healthier than I was in my 20s, 30s, & 40s, I am well-placed to know what works and doesn't as we move through this period of our lives.

Chris Deavin
Cognitive Psychology
$99 USD
Check Your Vibes! Find out how much Positive and Negative energy you have!

The Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment is the proprietary, research-backed assessment tool, created by iPEC, that takes something abstract, like the way a person views the world, and turns it into something tangible—a metric that you can see and feel and even reevaluate in the future.

You’ve probably taken personality tests, like Myers Briggs, DiSC, and Enneagram, but this is different. And transformational.

The ELI is an attitudinal assessment tool that captures how an individual currently perceives and approaches work and life. This means that you learn to make change happen in real-time when you encounter a moment of self-doubt, fear, or frustration.

With the awareness and insights gained through the Energy Leadership Index debrief, you have the opportunity to reshape your attitudes and worldview and transform your life into the one you envision.

Our worldview is the result of a combination of many different aspects: our past experiences, level of consciousness, perception of situations. Each of us has a unique combination of all seven levels of energy which, in turn, creates your typical viewpoints, perceptions, and beliefs about life.

Learning about your energetic makeup can help you to reframe your perspective, shift your consciousness, and increase your energy level as a result. Discover your unique energetic makeup by taking an ELI Assessment!

This comes with an hour debrief - As an FYI the price is what it is because there is a price to me- I have to pay the institution for the assessment and the scoring. Then I'll walk you thorugh your results.

David Jacks
Emotional Stress Release
$80 USD
healing session
Oxygen to the rescue! Great for Mental Health, Brain Injury, Detox, inflammation

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers are one of the oldest and safest treatments available. Oxygen detoxifies and heals. I was introduced to Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers (HBOC) by Dr. Amen, a world reknown Psychiatrist. Oxygen is great for ADD, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Insomnia, Brain injuries, Wound healing and Inflammation.

This is from Dr. Amen's Clinic: "If you are struggling with a mental health condition, recovering from a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), or dealing with cognitive or memory problems, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be for you. People all over the world have reported recovering from a variety of conditions and experiencing dramatic improvements with this type of popular therapy."

Most people will feel a difference off of one treatment, especially if you typically have trouble sleeping. You will sleep like a rock.

David Jacks
Bach flower therapy
$35 USD

**This type of service is ONLY for clients who already know the remedies they want to take.

The standalone treatment bottle service is offered to US residents only .**

Iose Cocuzza, NC, CGP, BFRP

Related Articles

View All
Registered individuals enjoy all the possibilities of Core Spirit.