How I Prioritize My Intellectual Wellness

How I Prioritize My Intellectual Wellness

One of the reasons why I wanted to focus deeply on mental wellness on my audio blog was because I have watched several people in my life live through mental decline. Not only did I watch many of my family members struggle with mental illness, I also had my own struggles.


Over the years, I have found that a lot of times, the health of our minds stems from the way we treat ourselves.

Looking back on my own mental health journey, I can admit that my overall approach to health was nonexistent. I often drank alcohol and smoked weed. I ate tons of sugar, and processed foods, and I would never replenish my fluids, which meant that most of the time I was dehydrated.


Eventually, I had to begin taking a long, hard look at how I was treating myself. I wasn’t prioritizing my physical or mental health. I was so focused on wanting to escape my own reality that I didn’t realize I was causing damage to my brain, as well as my body.

I want to focus on one thing that I learned during my mental health journey. And that one thing is that if we don’t put our intellectual wellness first, we will find ourselves suffering for it later.


The moment I hit rock bottom was the moment that I realized that I didn’t want to live my life stuck in my own head anymore. I didn’t want to wake up every morning with no direction and no desire to become the better version of myself all because I was swimming in my own madness.

I no longer wanted to sit and have unproductive conversations about things that were going to serve me now or in the future.


I got tired of being my own worst enemy. I got fed up with pretending I was okay when I really wasn’t. I was ready to make some changes, and that is exactly what I have been doing.

The First Step to Prioritizing Your Mental Wellness


Clean yourself up

The first step for me was to clean up my entire diet as well as my habits. I had to learn the importance of sitting with myself even when I didn’t want to. We have to stop running from ourselves through substance abuse.

If we can’t function without being high or intoxicated, that simply means we are mentally weak. We are in a space where we are incapable of being comfortable with ourselves, regardless of the environment.

This implies that external forces exert control over us, necessitating the need for something to help us feel “normal.”


Taking control of your mental wellness means breaking free of the strong holds and finding strength through other avenues. You are going to have to clean out your inner closet and get rid of the stuff and the people that no longer serve you.

The goal is to create a blank canvas so that you can rebuild. You must remove the people you used to hang out with. The activities you used to partake in must come to an end.

And you must go through an extensive detox in where you clean your blood and give your organs a break, specifically your kidneys, liver,heart and brain.


Quitting alcohol and weed is easier said than done. That is why we are currently developing a botanical product that focuses on not only mental wellness but also blood detoxification.

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Up your nutrient intake

Having a healthy mental means understanding the importance of nutrients and how your brain benefits from them.

There is a huge relationship between mental health and nutrition, gut and mental health.


And when it all boils down to it, our mental health is effected by the foods we eat. According to the American Psychiatric Association, four out of five adults would be willing to change their diet in a way that positively impacts mental health.


Throughout my years of research, one of the things I continue to come across is how the mediterranean diet has been seen to benefit depression. Now, I don’t follow the Mediterrain Diet.

I am open to combining nutritional regimens to get the proper balance that I need.

A 2019 review published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming an increased amount of vegetables and fruits impacts psychological health in a positive way.


It’s not hard to believe that a healthy diet provides stability for the brain, considering you are getting the proper minerals,vitamins, as well as healthy fats.

It’s fairly obvious that if we move ourselves away from proceessed, sugary foods then we will experience better mental wellness.


Anything that we find ourselves addicted to has the potential to offset the health of our brain. That is my belief. It becomes a thing in our lives that gets in the way of the pursuit of happiness.

Take water consumption seriously

Creating a healthy mental space means understanding that dehydration plays a huge part in mental fog, depression and anxiety.

Simply hydrating yourself on a regular basis can alleviate many symptoms associated with mental decline.


Research has linked dehydration to several mental conditions, such as anxiety, depression and mental acuity.

Our brain is 80% water, which leads me to state; how do you expect for your brain to function properly if you are constantly dehydrated.


Studies found that people who drank less than 2 glasses of water per day were at significantly higher risk for depression in comparison to others who drank five or more glasses per day.

It’s important to understand that just consuming water alone does not hydrate you.

There has to be electrolyte balance for your cells to benefit from the water. Consuming high amounts of water without the proper electrolytes can kill you.

So before you go and guzzle a gallon of water, be mindful that your water must be balanced.


Rebuild Your Neurotransmitters.

Rebuilding the neurons in your brain is another important step to a healthy mental.

There are a few botanicals that help to reform neurotransmitters in the brain. Your neurotransmitters are hormone like chemicals that work on the central nervous system.

They are responsible for stimulating thoughts, creating feelings and triggering memories.


Reforming neurotransmitters is a repair mechanism that should be considered by people who have consumed alcohol for long periods of time, smoked weed, or popped pills.

Repairing and regrowing neurons is a holistic thing for me. There is a holy trinity to abide by when healing yourself, and that includes nutrition, herbalism, and lifestyle. It’s a protocol that I swear by.

I wish I could say that all you have to do is drink a cup of tea here and there and all will be well. It’s important that we lay the foundation in order for things to stick.


You’re going to have to put in the work if you want a healthier mind. It’s not going to come easy, especially as you age.

There are herbs that you can use to help rebuild your neurotransmitters over time. And these herbs consist of lemon balm, Gotu Kola, Bacopa Monnieri,and Oat Seed.

Summary

Prioritizing intellectual wellness is not just a choice but a necessity for a fulfilling and balanced life.

My journey, has taught me the profound impact of mishandling my overall health.

Embracing a holistic approach, I’ve discovered that the foundation of mental health lies in clean living, nutritional awareness, and breaking free from harmful habits.

Embracing a holistic approach, I discovered that the foundation of mental health lies in clean living, nutritional awareness, and breaking free from harmful habits.

Transitioning to a nutrient-rich diet has been transformative, providing my brain with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function optimally.

This shift, supported by scientific research, highlights the undeniable connection between mental health and nutrition.

By eliminating processed foods and focusing on whole, nutritious options, I have seen a significant improvement in my mental clarity and emotional stability.


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