Publisher’s Note: Keep Your Mind Healthy, Sharp, and Feeling Good

Publisher’s Note: Keep Your Mind Healthy, Sharp, and Feeling Good

In this edition of Central Florida Health News, you’ll read about some of the conditions of the mind, as well as steps you can take to help prevent the onset of mental illness.  There are a few more recommendations not mentioned that I’d like to share with you in the prevention department.  Here are a few ways I’ve found help keep my mind healthy, sharp, and feeling good:

  • Find activities that help relieve stress.  Some people like to keep a journal while others might take a walk.  Me?  I like to play with our four-legged family members.  To me, spending quality time with man’s best friend is one of my greatest stress relievers.  We have three golden retrievers, and I can tell you from personal experience, coming home to their happy faces every day always puts a smile on the face.  If you are interested in pet ownership, visit the folks at the Humane Society of Polk County, where you can adopt a pet in need of a good home.
  • Take time to volunteer.  While my son was growing up, I spent time volunteering for his various sports teams as a volunteer coach.  This gave me the opportunity to give back to the community while connecting with my son and his teammates.  Not only did I meet new people, but I also felt good about helping others, and both can help maintain positive mental health.
  • Set realistic goals.  As the founder of Central Florida Media Group (CFMG) and the seven magazines we publish, I’ve learned that setting realistic goals is not only crucial for corporate health, but your mental state as well.  Putting too much, too soon on your schedule can wreak havoc on your stress level.  When you remember that “you can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything you want,” you start to prioritize, and not over-extend your reach.  This has been an important part of work/personal life balance through the years at CFMG.

I hope some of these ideas, and others that you read about in this edition, get your wheels turning for mental health.  As always, thanks for reading Central Florida Health News.



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