Nobody knew what they were in for at the first of this year, but it’s likely that a vast majority of people have felt the mental and physical strain that pandemic times can bring.

Many of us have lost family members or have family members in critical condition. Many of us have family members we’re still unable to see.

On top of that, we have an election year on our hands, one the likes of which it’s pretty safe to say we’ve never seen before.

It really doesn’t matter which side of the fence you stand on, or if you stand on the fence, for that matter — it’s probably a stressful time for you.

In fact, at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center we thought it would be a good idea to stress mental health and wellness in October.

First, establish a meditation routine if you don’t have one already. Take 10 minutes out of each day and try to think of absolutely nothing. If this helps, try to picture your mind as if it were a snow globe. All you’re doing is letting the little flakes settle in your brain.

You’ll be surprised how quickly you start to notice a difference as you become aware of your mental landscape. Meditation is a way of cleaning your yard, so to speak. You’ll be rightly aware of anyone or anything dragging crud out on your lawn.

Next, try to build a yoga routine. Your mental stress can manifest itself inside of your body, believe it or not. Taking a yoga class will hold you accountable for showing up and getting it done. Three days a week of yoga will help you build new strength and get rid of old tension in your body.

Eating well and hydrating are both of paramount importance as well. Have you ever heard that expression “You are what you eat?” It’s quite true. Your mental wellness has a lot to do with the type of nourishment you take into your body.

Chiropractic treatment is another great way to recover your body, realign your spine, your body, and your mind. Our treatments have been shown to improve mood, reduce depression, help promote a more restful night of sleep, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation and please stay healthy and safe out there!