“Active”, in general, means to produce; to be involved in action or movement; to be engaged in service; especially in the armed forces like "Active Duty ”. However, in ALARM team, we practice it in our own way. Active stands for the first letter in our slogan.
ACTIVE for us means …. being there for the people who need us…..listening with our heart and ears …. loving and helping others with passion … lessening others burden by sharing it with them ….. running to help others and be there with those who needs us in accidents & crisis.
ACTIVE, for us, means to be mentally, physically and emotionally involved in helping others.
We have some tips to be able to be active and to serve well. So, let’s start :
- Mentally Active
It’s no surprise that the more you help your body, the more you help your mind. Physical activity increases the flow of oxygen to your brain. It also increases the amount of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals, in your brain.
Keeping your mind mentally fit isn’t as difficult as getting ready for a marathon, but it’s a good analogy. You can add mental exercises to the many activities you already perform, such as reading; being positive with yourself; trying something different; playing games….etc.
- Emotionally Active
The( 6 )Strategies to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Avoid a Breakdown
- Be an Optimist and have hope
Looking to the bright side increases your ability to experience happiness in your day-to-day life which helps you cope more effectively with stress. Having hope helps you push through even dark, challenging times and accomplish your goals.
- Accept Yourself
Self-deprecating remarks and negative thoughts will increase levels of stress. Seek out and embrace the positive traits of yourself and your life, and avoid measuring your own worth by comparing yourself to those around you.
- Stay Connected
Having loving and supportive relationships helps you feel connected, accepted and promote a more positive mood. Intimate relationships help meet your emotional needs, so reach out to others to develop and nurture these relationships in your life.
- Express Gratitude
People who are thankful for what they have are able to cope with stress, have more positive emotions and are able to reach their goals. Keep a " Gratitude journal " or " List " for things you're grateful for each day. Doing so has been linked to happier moods, greater optimism and even better physical health.
- Find Your Purpose and Meaning
When you have a purpose or goal that you're striving for, your life will take on a new meaning that supports your mental well-being. Explore your natural talents and interests to help find your purpose, and consider your role in intimate relationships and ability to grow spiritually.
- Master Your Environment
It will help you to learn how to best modify your unique circumstances for the most emotional balance, which leads to feelings of pride and success. Mastery entails using skills such as time management and prioritization along with believing in your ability to handle whatever life throws your way.
- Physically active
Being active doesn’t always mean having to do exercise like going to the gym. It is much more than that. Everyday activity such as walking, dancing, doing a paper round, cycling to college or helping around the house all count.
Physical activity helps you to:
* Feel fitter
* Maintain a healthy weight
* Lose excess weight
* Help you feel less stressed
* Be healthier
* Be more Confident
Exercise boosts levels of health-promoting neurochemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which may help buffer some of the effects of stress and also relieve some symptoms of depression.