• Dr. Huntley

The Importance of Spiritual and Mental Health



Physical & Spiritual Wellness


Spiritual and mental wellness is often overlooked. Usually, when people talk about wellness they are usually speaking about the physical side of it. Physical wellness is about getting appropriate exercise and eating healthy. Spiritual and mental wellness involves having a healthy mindset, a positive outlook, and healthy thoughts.


Outlook Impacts Results


It’s easy to get into a negative mindset that becomes a feedback loop. It’s a bad habit that can develop. Being positive or neutral about our life and its challenges is a better place to be than to be downtrodden with a bleak outlook. A negative outlook can spread into other areas of our lives, and affect them negatively as well.


Creates More Self-Awareness


When you’re looking out for your mental health you develop more self-awareness. Developing an understanding of what and why the feelings of depression, anxiety, or panic attacks are happening is essential to spiritual and mental health. It will allow you to identify what is causing these feelings and will help you address them.


Knowing That You Don’t Have to Be Superwoman


It’s normal to be as strong a person you can be and take on the challenges of day-to-day life. In doing so though, there’s an expectation that you are always the strong one. People depend on you and look to you for help, and not expect that you would need help yourself. It’s okay that you’re going through your own problems as well, and that you aren’t superwoman.


Willingness to Ask For Professional Help


Being aware of the importance of spiritual and mental health also breaks the stigma against seeing a therapist. You can learn effective, and helpful techniques in your therapy sessions. It helps to have an outside perspective from a trained professional. Also, don’t be afraid to continue looking for a therapist that fits you as well, if the first one doesn’t work out for you. People sometimes speak to therapists even if they’re doing well, but just want to talk about something that they don’t want to talk to their friends and family about. Don’t be afraid or anxious about seeking professional help, it is completely normal and healthy.


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