5 Mental Breaks to Take for a Healthier, More Motivated Mind

In our fast-paced lives, it is often easy to overlook the crucial link between a healthy body and a healthy mind.

The Mind-Body Connection

The concept of ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ - the Latin, meaning a healthy body sustains a healthy mind, has been around for centuries, yet we continue to neglect it. Our bodies and minds are inextricably linked and we should remember this when talking about our health.

We are all familiar with super stuffed schedules and handling the pressures of daily life. But what happens when it all becomes too much?

Stressful Situations

It’s no secret that chronic stress can make us unwell, which can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health. When we experience an emotion, in this case, stressful thoughts, the human brain sends signals to the neurotransmitters that control our bodily functions.

These signals trigger chemicals which prepare our body to deal with the perceived threat. As a result, our blood pressure increases to enable a faster response time - quite possibly the reason why ‘thriving in a high-pressure environment’ is often a resume strength.

Stress Strategies

Fortunately, there are many mental breaks we can work into our days in an effort to keep our minds healthy and stay motivated.

  • Time Out

  • Sitting for long periods at a desk can be detrimental to our health and productivity. Taking frequent screen breaks can help us to recharge and improve our focus.

  • Communication

  • Social connections are a vital part of our mental wellbeing. Talking to others can boost oxytocin and serotonin levels in the blood and help us to build meaningful relationships.

  • Recharge

  • Managing stress levels through deep breathing exercises and quiet activities such as meditation or reading can help us to unwind, relax and recharge.

  • Exercise

  • Getting active is one of the best ways to boost mental and physical well-being. Focusing on physical activities you enjoy for at least 30 minutes every day incorporates exercise into your daily routine.

  • Eat Right

  • From starting the day with a balanced breakfast to prioritising proteins, a healthy diet supports the immune system, providing extra energy needed to cope with stressful situations.

Unlock Your Well-Being Potential

At Aventum, we prioritise our physical and mental health. However, in an environment as fast paced as insurance it doesn’t always come naturally.

We partner with renowned fitness experts and well-being specialists who are dedicated to helping people on their personal wellness journeys. From inspiring people to take the first steps to providing advanced guidance, we encourage everyone to take the time to invest in themselves.

Learn more about what Aventum is doing help reap the benefits of a healthy body and mind 👇.