Self Care: The Key to Reducing Stress in Our Lives

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Charles Maddix, ARNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC
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February 12, 2023

We live in a world that is constantly on the go, and it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. As a result, many of us are feeling stressed, burned out, and overwhelmed. But there is hope. One of the best ways to reduce stress is to prioritize self care. In this post, we'll explore why self care is so important and how it can help us better manage stress in our lives.

Self Care Defined

Self care refers to the things we do to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. This can include things like exercise, good nutrition, getting enough sleep, meditating, and spending time with loved ones. The key is to make self care a priority in our lives and to make it a part of our daily routine.

Why is Self Care Important?

Self care is important because it allows us to recharge our batteries and reduce stress. When we take care of ourselves, we are better equipped to handle the demands of life. We feel more energized and less overwhelmed. Additionally, self care helps us to feel more in control of our lives, which can have a positive impact on our mental health.

When we take care of ourselves, we are better equipped to handle the demands of life

How Self Care Can Help Reduce Stress

  1. Physical Self Care

    Taking care of our physical health is one of the most important aspects of self care. Regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep can all help to reduce stress. Exercise in particular is a great way to reduce stress because it releases endorphins, which are natural mood boosters.
  1. Emotional Self Care

    Emotional self care is about taking care of our mental health. This can include things like talking to a friend or therapist, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in activities that bring us joy. When we take care of our emotional well-being, we are better equipped to handle life's challenges and reduce stress.
  1. Mental Self Care

    Mental self care is all about taking care of our brain. This can include things like reading, learning a new skill, or engaging in creative pursuits. When we engage in mental self care activities, we are giving our brain a break from the constant stimulation of our daily lives, which can help to reduce stress and improve our overall well-being.

In conclusion, self care is an important aspect of reducing stress in our lives. By taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally, we can better manage stress and lead happier, healthier lives. So, take some time for yourself today and start incorporating self care into your daily routine. Your mind and body will thank you!

Charles Maddix is the Owner & CEO of The Practice.  A private practice focused on the well-being of the individual as a whole, mind and body.

Among the unique modalities offered by The Practice are:

Ketamine Infusion therapy– Ketamine infusion therapy involves the administration of a series of infusions for the management of psychiatric disorders like major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and acute suicidality.  Working very quickly — in many, often within hours — to ease symptoms.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy - Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced in the human body. Derived from plant sources and formulated to match the molecular structure of hormones produced by the body. BHRT is used to treat symptoms of hormonal imbalances, in both men and women.

NeuroStar® TMS – NeuroStar® TMS delivers our advanced and unique form of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a non-invasive therapy that uses targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in people suffering from depression.

Opioid Replacement Therapy - Opioid replacement therapy (ORT) is an effective treatment for addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), fentanyl and Percocet. The therapy involves taking the opioid agonists buprenorphine (Suboxone). This medication works to prevent withdrawal and reduce cravings for opioid drugs.

Invega Sustena – a once-monthly injection treatment approved by the FDA for bipolar 1 disorder maintenance. This eliminates the need for daily oral medications in appropriate patients.Allergy Immunotherapy -

Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is a long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergies often leading to lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped. This makes it a cost-effective, beneficial treatment approach for many people.

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