Are the mind and body separate?
Would you take a state exam when you have the flu and 103℉ fever?
We all know when we are sick or tired, physically or mentally, the other piece becomes less efficient. A healthy lifestyle directly affects your mental state because the healthier the body, the healthier our mind.
We must also take care of ourselves mentally. We must keep count of our feelings. I understand why they may not always be true to us though they are what we feel is right for the situation. True feelings may lead to us being fully confident in ourselves with a healthy mind. If we have poor feelings, we can always exercise our physical body and in return our mental state will improve. Just like our mind and body we also have to take care of her spirit. We do this to connect with God every chance that we get. Our spiritual health is just as important as our mental and physical well-being. What connects to God may be different for everyone, but we should all partake in whatever it may be as often as we can. It is one way for us to take steps closer to God.