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Amanda Filkins

Amanda Filkins

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Public Health

Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. How do you actively pursue your wellness?
The biggest thing I try to keep up with in my health journey is making it a point to exercise as much as I can. I know on days that I do my mood is much better, I'm able to handle stress easier, I feel more confident, and I feel way less anxious. I journal often, read my bible, and try to spend time outside when I'm able to and when the weather allows.

What do you do to take care of yourself when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed?
I try to assess how I'm feeling mentally everyday and if possible, adjust my workload accordingly to reduce anxiety. I run and work out to also try to manage stress. Some days I try to give myself permission to do nothing because my mind is telling me that's what I need. It's a constant battle for a doer like me, but I've been learning the more kind I am to myself mentally especially on my off days, the better and more productive I feel in the long run.

What motivates you to be well and stay healthy?
I know how I feel when I'm in a good place physically and mentally and it's the best feeling in the world. That feeling motivates me to take care of my physical body and my mind as often as I'm able to.

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