Making time to take care of ourselves is challenging in today’s fast paced world.  Any qualified psychological expert will tell you that not taking time out for yourself is detrimental to both your physical and emotional health. This is an important topic that is addressed in all types of counseling, including addiction counseling, couples counseling and marriage counseling.

Make Sleep a Priority

Physicians and psychological experts alike agree that lack of quality sleep can have profound negative effects on the body.  Sleep deprivation not only affects your emotional health but can be a contributing factor to other health problems including heart attack, diabetes and stroke. Make quality sleep a priority and strive for at least eight hours per night.

Take Time to Breathe

Taking deep breaths throughout the day helps ease stress and anxiety, can lower your blood pressure, helps you better cope with emotional issues, improves blood flow and increases energy.

Have Some Fun!

Take time out each day to have some fun.  This could be as simple as singing along to your favorite tunes or preparing a meal you love.  Do what makes you smile and do it often!

A professional psychology expert can help you develop a list of ways you can take care of yourself with the end goal of that list becoming a routine.  Dr. Susan Pazak is a recognized expert psychologist who has experience dealing with different types of issues including addiction, anger management and relationships.  She was a featured psychological expert on the TLC series My Strange Addiction where she offered addiction counseling.  She also appears as an expert psychologist on numerous television and radio programs, offering her insight and advice on various topics.  If you are struggling, Dr. Susan can help.  She specializes in addiction counseling, couples counseling, marriage counseling, anger management, forgiveness therapy and symptom reduction.  Give Dr. Susan a call today.

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