September brings us out of the lazy days of summer. Schools and businesses are ramping up now that vacations are ending for now. You’ll find a lot of schools assessing their student’s needs and a lot of businesses taking a look at where they stand in relation to their year-end goals. And it’s time that we did the same with our health. It’s time to tune-up in September.
In our latest look at The Art of Extreme Self-Care, we take the time to look at our physical and mental health. It’s time to focus not on your outside appearance, but on your health since you need good health to carry you through to long life.
Is there something about your health that you’re concerned about? A suspicious lump or mole? Pain in your back, knees or shoulders? Pain in your teeth? What are you not asking your doctor? It’s time to start making those appointments. It’s time to start scheduling those exams that you’ve been putting off.
But it’s not just our physical health that we need to think about. We also need to think about our mental health. Yes. Mental health. It’s not something to shy away from. Stop saying you don’t need to talk to anyone. Everyone should. Even if it’s just once a year.
Anxiety, stress, depression. All take a toll on our mental health. Being able to speak to someone about it, even just once, can help to relieve some of what you’re feeling. And if you don’t like the first person that you go to, then find another one.
We seem to have no problem going store to store trying on lots of jeans to find that one pair that fits perfect. Why do we try just one doctor and then give up?
Another aspect of good physical and mental health is making sure we do those things like facials, mani/pedis, and massages that make us feel good. Feeling good is also good for our physical, mental, and emotional health.
For more information on how to take care of yourself, especially as we age, check out You: Staying Young by Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz. Find out what the major agers are and how you can rewrite or rewire your body to reverse the flow.
Below are some links that I refer to in the calendar.
How to Deal With Fear of Doctors
Listening to the Body
The Importance of Regular Mental Health Check-Ups
There’s No Shame in Mental Health
The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks
The Case for Emotional Hygiene
Meditation Health Benefits
The best way to use the calendar is to read all of the items first. Find out where you might need to plan in advance like scheduling tests or making appointments. Below is the calendar and here is a link to the September Tune-Up Calendar.