Being all Healthy

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I think this is the ultimate goal for everyone, and that’s to be healthy. Physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. All three of these are connected, especially when it comes to your physical and mental health. Let’s say you don’t exercise, eat junk food, and drink. These habits affect your mental health (which affects you emotionally by being sad and down most of the time). What you put into your body has a big effect on your brain. Feed your body healthy foods, and you’ll think clearly, be happier, and focus on the positive. The opposite is true if you indulge in fatty, greasy food.

But what I’m most concerned about is my mental and emotional health, which are a work in progress. (My physical health is on the upswing though! Popsugar Fitness videos are awesome, and are walking, yoga, and hiking.)

I’ve blogged about self-care, which I neglected until recently. Taking the time to treat myself to hobbies and relaxing is still new to me. But I now know how important it is for my mental and emotional health.

However, there’s still a lot to be done in the mental health sphere for me, like managing stress and anxiety. Last week I had a rough day and let my anxiety control my thoughts and emotions, which resulted in me acting out of control (not in a scary way, but I did regret what I did). Oh, and the physical syptoms of anxiety have gone down a lot in recent years, but I do experience some.

But it’s a new week and I plan to control myself by myself. Using the long list of techniques that my therapist and I came up with, I can use them to manage my anxiety.

How do you try and stay healthy both physically, emotionally, and mentally?

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RA Update

My latest appointment with my rheumatologist went well! Medication dosages were the same, blood tests were fine, and I don’t go back until November!

While examining my poor left hand–which has had a swollen pinky and middle finger for months, and is also my dominant hand-my doctor asked if I wanted to get a shot in my middle finger to reduce the swelling. I was surprised when he brought that up because I thought you couldn’t put a shot into a finger since it’s such a tiny joint.

But apparently you can.

The shot will be a mix of novacaine and cortisone, and be done in the office. Even though numbing spray will be used, it will still hurt. As my doctor told me, it’ll “wake you up.”

But, it’s better than upping my medication. He told me to think about it, but I’ve already made up my mind! I’m taking the shot.

To be continued…