Take Care & Be Aware

May 5, 2020

may mental health awareness monthWe are in the full depths of Spring as we ease into the month of May. It is an excellent time to enjoy the beautiful weather and abundant greenery. The month of May does bear sunny and lovely days but it also signifies Mental Health Awareness Month. At the moment, many people have had to adapt to a new way of life in quarantine; for some it is difficult to endure that is why we would like everyone to recognize this important month: Take Care and Be Aware.

Here are some ways to help in taking care of your mental health:

  • Take a few minutes for a meditation break – It does not have to be long, from about 2 to 5 minutes, just try to relax, breathe, and clear your head. Focus on your breathing, nothing else. Trust me, this definitely does help.
  • Stay connected to others– Social distancing and quarantine is in full effect in many places, it is of the upmost importance to stay connected to friends and family. Luckily, we live in a time where we can utilize technology to the fullest extent. Make sure to call and video chat friends and family often. Although you may not be able to attend dinner and birthday parties, turn it into a Zoom party!
  • Try to stay as active as possible– It is quite easy to let yourself lay out on the couch for hours either working from home or binge watching your favorite shows. Exercise is known to boost endorphin levels which may make you feel better and more attentive. Try a virtual workout or dance class, take a walk around the block or utilize your patio for at-home workouts and yoga.

Happy May to you all, we look forward to seeing you soon!

-Dr. Ramirez


Ramirez Chiropractic: A Spinal Health & Movement Center

316 Adams St. SE

Albuquerque, NM, 87108

(505) 247-2373