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Celebrating Global Wellness Day With Banyan

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In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, it is far too easy for self-care to be thrown to the wayside to get more done. While working hard is a sincerely admirable quality, we are only human at the end of the day. Without the proper care and attention to our own needs, we run the risk of falling down less favorable holes like anxiety, depression, and even substance abuse. That is why, in honor of Global Wellness Day, which in 2023 is Saturday, June 10th, Banyan Treatment Centers Boca discusses why taking care of oneself is crucial and some ways that you can do so.

What Is Global Wellness Day?

The international movement known as Global Wellness Day seeks to motivate and inspire individuals to adopt better lifestyles and make deliberate decisions that advance well-being. Belgin Aksoy invented it in Turkey in 2012, and since then, it has attracted much attention and involvement from all over the world.

Global Wellness Day aims to increase public awareness of the value of leading a healthy and happy life, both privately and publicly. It encourages a multifaceted view of well-being that considers one's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The day serves as a reminder to emphasize self-care, partake in wellness-promoting activities, and cultivate a positive outlook.

Why Is Self-Care Important for Mental Health?

Due to how it enables people to prioritize their health and take proactive measures to meet their emotional, psychological, and physical requirements, self-care is essential for preserving excellent mental health. Self-care activities aid in recharging and rejuvenation, which lowers stress levels and fosters a sense of equilibrium and stability. It enables people to set up sensible boundaries and devote their time and energy to things that make them happy, relaxed, and personally fulfilled.

Because managing and avoiding mental health problems is essential, self-care routines help people build resilience and coping skills, which improves their capacity to deal with and negotiate life's problems. Exercise, meditation, and indulging in hobbies are examples of regular self-care practices that encourage the release of endorphins, which are known to have mood-enhancing properties.

Self-Care Practices and Tips

Self-care refers to a wide variety of behaviors and pursuits that support psychological health. Mindfulness and meditation are two crucial components of self-care, with proven benefits in the realm of mental health and addiction treatment. Individuals who take the time to practice these skills can be more mindful, experience less stress, and benefit from improved general mental health.

Mindfulness and meditation can assist in developing a sense of peace and clarity by concentrating on the breath, thoughts, and sensations. Ultimately, how a person practices self-care will depend on their own needs and likes. Still, there are certain universal actions a participant can take to take care of themselves.

The Global Wellness Day manifesto emphasizes seven steps to wellness, which are:

  1. Walk for an hour: Encourages physical activity and getting outdoors.
  2. Drink more water: Emphasizes the importance of staying hydrated.
  3. Do not use plastic bottles: Promotes eco-friendly choices and reduces plastic waste.
  4. Eat healthy food: Encourages a balanced diet and mindful eating.
  5. Do a good deed: Focuses on acts of kindness and giving back to others.
  6. Have a family dinner: Highlights the importance of spending quality time with loved ones.
  7. Sleep at 10 pm: Reminds people to get sufficient sleep and helps establish a healthy sleep routine.

While these steps are extremely beneficial to many people, we understand that there will still be those who struggle with deeper issues than these steps can solve. These are the individuals that Banyan Boca mental health is here to support.

Boca Raton Mental Health Care

If you or a loved one continues to struggle with the symptoms of a mental illness, know that you do not have to face it alone. Our Boca behavioral health programs are equipped to help those struggling with a variety of disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

To learn more about the therapies and programs offered, call Banyan’s Boca Raton mental health facilities today at 888-280-4763.

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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.