World Health Day and Mental Wellness, use today as a day to reset.

What is World Health Day

We celebrate World Health Day every 7th of April. This day marks the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Since then, it has been observed as a global health awareness day. Each year, WHO has a theme for the year.

This year’s World Health Day theme is Our Planet, Our Health which focuses on the well-being of people and our planet, and our well-being. This theme is so fitting for todays near post-pandemic environment. Covid and quarantine have expanded our minds in thinking about illness and discussions about mental health.

As we celebrate this year’s World Health Day, be aware of holistic wellness: mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Take the time to take care of yourself by intentionally focusing on these areas. Mental health is such an important aspect above all because it is an integral part of the other components of our life. If our mind is not well or able to focus, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness cannot be sustained. All of the aspects must work together for complete holistic well-being.  

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Mental Well-being

The hardest part is getting started, many feel they don’t know where to start or even how to start. Sometimes doing nothing and taking a break or a vacation is a perfect step in the right direction. Seeking counsel from a licensed therapist. This is a great way to start on your journey to mental well-being and also foster accountability.

You can start right away, start your day with meditation or journaling, take a yoga class, or do any other physical activity that releases endorphins in the body and put you in a good mood. 

In conclusion, celebrate World Health Day in your own special way by doing things the entire day that would contribute to your well-being. Start with changes that require a little cost. It could be biking or walking to work instead of commuting, eating healthy food, practicing yoga or meditation, and doing something that will benefit your mental health.

Remember, every day should be World Health Day!