Commit to eating a healthy breakfast daily. Get the right nutrients to start off your day correctly. It will set the tone for your entire day. What you put in your body in the morning will affect how you think and feel throughout the day. Breakfast will affect both your cognition and your emotions.
Commit to getting 8 hours of sleep nightly. Go to bed around the same time and wake up around the same time. Adequate sleep is so vital in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Good sleep hygiene increases and improves our ability to think well. Sleep will directly impact your emotions the next day. If you struggle with any kind of mood or anxiety disorder, lack of sleep will exacerbate your struggles. A good night sleep is a vital necessity for all of us.
Commit to drinking more water. Approximately 60% of our body is made up of water. So as a result, water impacts every part of our function. Lack of adequate hydration is a frequent cause of fatigue- both physical and mental. Drinking more water will help you to remain refreshed and will help optimize your ability to think. Did you know that drinking more water will help you fight off an infection better? Drinking enough water prevents constipation and also reduces the burden on the kidneys and liver by helping to flush waste products. So go ahead and carry around that water bottle.
Mohab Hanna, M.D. is co-founder of Full Fathom Wellness. He is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. He has been in full time clinical practice since 2002 during which he has treated thousands of patients. Dr. Hanna is the author of the book: Making the Connection: A Parent's Guide to Medication in AD/HD and Expert Review Series presents: ADHD medication rules every parent needs to know: a Special Report 2014 edition. Dr. Hanna completed his training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hanna seeks to use an integrative approach to treatment. As a result, he seeks to help his patients pursue a healthy lifestyle that emphasizes wellness and prioritizes the right things in life. Over the last few years, he has introduced a variety of supplements to his treatment regimens with many patients to achieve optimal treatment. Dr. Hanna and his wife have three children and reside in Northern New Jersey.