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3 Ways to Ease a Troubled Mind

By Genevieve Cunningham

The mind is one of our most precious assets. It makes us who we are. When the mind suffers, everything else in life seems to suffer as well. Work, family life, personal feelings -- these are hard to navigate when we have a troubled mind. Sometimes mental health issues need professional help. We need therapy or medication to help us feel better. But many times, we simply need a little help easing our mental stress. We need to wind down and let go of anxiety. But how? If you need to ease a troubled mind, take a look at these three ways to get started today.

A Mantra

A mantra is a phrase that you say to yourself over and over again. It's usually something positive or calming. It can be said in your mind or aloud, whichever works best for you. When paired with meditation, it's a powerful way to calm the mind and reset your mental health for the day. If you'd like to find a mantra and begin a meditation practice, the internet is full of information that can get you moving in the right direction. 

Focused Exercise

Any exercise is capable of lowering mental stress, but if you choose a focused exercise, it may work twice as fast. So what is a focused exercise? It's exercise that requires you to really think about what you're doing -- about form and movement. This might be something like yoga, boxing, or hiking. You can get lost in the exercise, and in doing so, it releases the stress you've been carrying around and leaves you feeling better than ever. 

An Enjoyable Hobby 

We should all have hobbies throughout our lives. We should try new things and learn new things and enjoy a bit of our time. If you're feeling stressed, hobbies can give us an outlet. They give us something to think about, something to do. And as we get involved in our activity, the stress and angst that we may feel can melt away. If you don't have any hobbies, it's time to get some! Find some activities that you enjoy and make sure that they're a part of your life on a regular basis. 

We all get stressed from time to time. We feel tired and overwhelmed and troubled. But we don't have to live in this state. We can take the steps to ease our mind and lessen our worries. Use these tips to ease your mind and lower stress, and you'll feel better both mentally and physically before you know it. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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