Direct Correlation Between  Emotional & Mental Well-being &  Physical Health

As a Christian life coach for women in complex families, I understand the struggle of constantly expending emotional and mental energy. It's easy to forget that there is a direct correlation between our emotional and mental well-being and physical health. 

In this post, I’ll discuss the relationship between them and suggest ways to manage those effects.

1. Emotional & Mental Energy can Impair Physical Health. Wait! What??

There are different ways we use energy. Physical, mental, emotional ways of spending energy are very important avenues that need to be exercised in our lives. Too little and we atrophy. Too much and it can also be harmful. 

The same stress that fuels your motivation can eventually cause physical tension, leading to headaches, back pain, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. When you spend a significant amount of time in a state of emotional stress, it can also lead to chronic diseases that involve inflammation, like arthritis or heart disease.

For me it was sky high blood pressure, and feeling stiff and achy that I thought was part of aging…except now that’s gone! Hallelujah! God has totally amazed me.  It is so nice to awake in the mornings without all the achyness and stiffness. 

2. Movement is Critical.

 Physical movement is a powerful way to manage the physical effects of emotional and mental energy. 

Did you know that!?!

Physical activity releases endorphins, which help you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. Even 20-30 minutes of movement per day can help ward off physical side effects of emotional stress.

Overweight & exhausted in more ways than one, just thinking about physical exercise a few years back was kind of depressing. I’m still not where I’d like to be and have never had a high metabolism. Exercise has always been work for me, even in my teens & 20s at my fittest, but I have now learned how to increase my energy first…before exercise! Game changer! Hallelujah again!!

3. Get Enough Rest. 

Getting enough rest is just as important as physical activity. If you're not getting enough sleep, it's challenging to manage your stress levels effectively. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep at night to help your body recover from daily stress.

For real! 

I know, I know. You have things to do. I’ve been that way too. Or maybe you’re thought’s won’t let you sleep(?) There are safe ways to help yourself get back on track with your sleep and in our family we have tested a whole slew of them. It’s important to not give up. 

4. Take Time to Relax.

Taking time to relax is crucial for managing the effects of emotional and mental energy on your physical body. What is relaxing for one person may be different for another. You could be busy physically while also relaxing your mind, or vice versa. 

5. Consciously Recharge. 

Taking breaks is essential to recharge your body and mind. Giving yourself permission to take a break, go on a walk, read a book, or do something that lights you up and helps recharge your battery is an excellent antidote to a hectic lifestyle.

As a Christian life coach, I understand the complexity of family dynamics and the toll it can take on your well-being. These steps are small, but powerful ways to manage your mental and emotional energy, so you can live a life full of peace, joy, and vitality. 

Remember that you are valuable and dearly loved as a child of God, and that taking care of yourself is essential to stewarding your own health and resources as well as being important to your family's well-being.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post correlation between mental and emotional stress with related physical effects. I hope this information has been helpful to you on your journey towards a healthier lifestyle and success in life! 

I appreciate if you would leave a comment or podcast review if this helps you.


And as always, 
keep learning, keep growing & keep loving. 


Dawn T. Baggett
Post Adoption (Mom) Coach 


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DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor nor a therapist. None of the content published on this website is offered or presented as medical or mental health, diagnosis or treatment. As a coach I do not offer mental or medical health diagnosis, treatment or cures.  Furthermore, nothing herein is to be considered professional legal advice.