I like to think of a mental sound as a series of sounds that we all hear and that we associate with a certain thing – if you were to listen to your inner voice, you’d know what I mean. So we don’t always have to think about what to do, what to say, or what to think.
When I say mentally sound, I mean as much as we can take in. That sound that comes from your brain. It is the sound of your brain working and communicating with your other organs and then working with your other organs in the body, and then working with your organs in your body again. That sound can be a thought, a feeling, a thought that you want to call out to someone who needs it. It can be a sound that you make yourself.
This is especially true in the office. Whether it’s your brain, your voice, your face, or the music in the background, you can always rely on the sound of “You are so mentally sound.” Just like the rest of your body—your blood pressure, your pulse, your breathing—your mind and body are always on the “mental sound” beat. And that’s what makes mental and physical health so important.
Mental and physical health go hand and hand. Whether you have a mental illness or a physical illness, you are going to feel mentally and physically exhausted throughout the day. I’ve just finished a research article that shows that people who have a mental illness are more likely to report feeling physically exhausted than people who do not have a mental illness. This is the common thread between the two, and it means you can always rely on mental health.
I know I said mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, but it’s not like you can just run and jump or jump and run without feeling a little bit of a burn. In fact that’s why you feel a bit physically worn out all the time, because all those physical exertions take the place of the mental energy you expend.
Yes, it’s true. I’ve been in that position before and I can tell you that it sucks. I don’t know what it’s like to be in the middle of a really intense workout session and have your mind all over the place. As the old saying goes, you can’t do it if you don’t do it.
I think its easy to forget what physical activity feels like. It doesn’t make it any easier, unfortunately. Ive been training for a while now and I can definitely say that I have felt mentally drained, but I wasn’t really sure what that meant. I felt a burn, but I wasn’t sure if that meant I’d actually lost the intensity of the workout or was just really tired or was just physically worn out.
Sometimes, you can lose your motivation due to physical exhaustion. Even if you do your workouts religiously, you may be feeling a bit tired. You could be exhausted due to a lack of sleep, or a lack of motivation, or simply a natural tiredness. Either way, I think there are so many mental and physical factors that can affect your ability to keep going.
Sometimes I think we lose motivation because we take things for granted. We think life is just normal and boring, our days pass by without us even noticing. Or maybe we’re just too lazy to cook, clean, do laundry, or do all the other chores that are part of being a human.
If you’re truly tired, you might feel like you can’t take on the world. If you’re tired of not hearing from people or things, you might fall into depression. You might even go through some sort of a breakdown where you get angry at everything and everyone, then you drink and you party and you feel like no one understands or cares about you.