Happy Humpday everyone!
What a week it has been already…
As many may know, my boyfriend’s (Austin) dad has been in the hospital. What started out as double pneaumonia turned into needing triple bypass surgery.
So I’ve been helping out, running back and forth to hospital, work stuff in between, and trying to fit in more packing for the move Saturday.
Needles to say, a lot of us are physcially, emotionally, and mentally tired.
This got me thinking about the breakdown of our health.
We have 3 main categories of health:
1. Physical Health
Our physical health is basically the function of our bodies. It’s our everyday activities, our fitness, and how well our body runs both inside and out.
In a lot of cases, we think we are doing fine, but sometimes there’s a curveball thrown that makes you realize how important our physical health is. You can eat right and exercise, but you still run the risk of getting something or something happening to you. In some instances, it’s genetics and you can’t do anything about it.
Austin’s dad just went in for pneumonia, not realizing what condition his heart was in. But, if it wasn’t for the pneumonia, his heart would have just gotten worse.
It’s still vital for us to eat well and exercise…all while finding a balance. It’s so important for us to take care of ourselves the best we can! Some people may poke fun at me for how I eat sometimes, but there’s a reason I eat the way I do (And yes…I still enjoy pizza and burgers) 😀
2. Mental Health
Our mental health is our psychological + emotional well being. When we have a lot of things going on, when we have stress at work or at home, and you go-go-go a hundred miles and hour, it takes a toll on us mentally…especially with our emotions.
Clear, mental health can be viewed as happy, content, and at peace with where you are. It’s a good place to be in and a place we should all strive to be in.
When you have other things going on, whether it’s work related, family/relationships, health problems, or all of the above, we eventually get to the point of pure exhaustion and have a breakdown.
Some people hold it together really well, but I know for me after a period of time, after bottling it up for so long, I just have to have a good cry session and let things out. That’s good for us too, you know!
3. Spiritual Health
Our spiritual health, to me, is just as important as the others.
Because with God, all things our possible. He is our source of strength and guidance. He knows what’s best for us. He is our healer. He is always by our side.
I can go on and on with this one. I have to put my faith and trust in Him when things start to pile up in life…or when those lemons are thrown at me.
Evaluate these areas in your life.
-Are you feeling run down?
-Do you feel like you can never catch a break?
-Do you have days you feel like you have no hope or don’t know who to turn to?
More than just physical, being healthy overall includes our mental/emotional, and spiritual health as well.