“Concierge Physicians” for the Mind – Personal and Professional
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Emotional, social, and psychological well-being are all a part of your mental health. If one or more are out of balance, leaving you feeling sad, afraid, or worried, it is important to speak with your primary care doctor for guidance about a thorough mental health evaluation.
Blackwood Family Medicine practitioners are experienced in recognizing and treating a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, ADHD, post-partum depression, autism, marital/family counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychiatric disorders.
If you need a referral for psychological testing, long-term counseling, or psychiatric care, our staff is available to help you make arrangements and will always follow up on your care.
Balance and moderation are key elements for healthy living. This involves multiple factors that include physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual fitness. These are vital components to your overall well-being.
Blackwood Family Medicine suggests a few starting points to get you on the right path.
The local YMCA offers membership to individuals and families with something for everyone. Check the branch nearest you for classes such as yoga, spinning, swimming, rock climbing, aerobics, weight training, and so much more.
There are many local running, golf, or sports clubs, as well as bike shops that often sponsor area events, and offer expert advice for beginners or help if you need to develop your skills.
Recreational organizations are very popular offering a wide selection of games and sports to participants. From football, soccer, baseball, field hockey, track, and dancing to water polo and ultimate frisbee. Joining a club can be an excellent way to promote accountability and consistent athletic training.
Volunteering is a tremendous way to socialize and does wonders for your mind, spirit, and community. Churches, schools, libraries, nature parks, museums, disaster relief groups, and pet shelters all rely on volunteers to keep operating.
Remember to take time on a daily basis to take care of yourself. Exercise. Spend time with friends and family. Plan quiet time. Plan leisure time alone or with others. Maintain a balanced diet.
The idea of the traditional 40-hour work week–Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week–helps lead full-time workers toward a balance of work and home life. But in today’s high-tech society, work often follows us home, extending our work demands to all hours of the day or night.
As our two worlds collide, we often forget to keep that home vs. work balance in check. But there are ways to turn off the distractions so our minds and bodies don’t fall prey to the pressures.
Don’t forget to take a break!
Whether at work or home, on occasion, stop what you are doing; inhale; exhale; then walk away for a few moments (that includes walking away from your cell phone). Go for a quick walk. Read a book chapter. Listen to music. Visit a neighbor or co-worker. Pray or meditate.
The object is to do something completely different from the work you were just doing.