Keeping good mental health
It is very important to get most from life and in order to do that one should be healthy both physically and mentally. So mental health should be taken care of in addition to physical health. Mental health is actually easier to take care of as it requires just a few changes in your lifestyle and thought process. Here are some of the tips on how to improve your mental health:
- Eating a balanced diet:
Diet has a very essential role in mental health. It is important to take adequate amount of proteins and fats. This helps keep the brain energized
- Have a good opinion of yourself:
It is a known fact that people with high self-esteem have more confidence in themselves. So having that confidence helps boost your mental health too.
- Regular exercise:
Physical exercise releases certain chemicals that boost your immune system and reduce anxiety and depression so regular exercise should be part of daily life.
- Manage stress:
No one can claim to have a stress free life. It pays a lot to learn how to manage stress and this happens overtime not just in a day.
- Be in the present moment:
It is better to learn how to live in the present moment and savor the little pleasures of life rather than think about past all the time as it cannot be changed.
- Find a work-life balance:
Find a strategy that helps you keep a balance between work and the rest of your day. As each person has different schedules, work out a strategy for yourself that suits you the best.
- Proper Sleep:
Lack of sleep leads to disturbed life, psychological problems and emotional stress. Try to get 8-hours of sleep a day at least. This helps you recover properly and have an energized day ahead.
- Meaningful relationships:
Solid relationships are important for mental health. So developing proper relationships with people surrounding you at work or home will help in keeping better mental health. They will be a great support in time of need and enrich the quality of life as well.
- Having fun:
Laughter lifts morale, releases stress and keeps a person in a good mood. It is also contagious and makes other people surrounding you happy too. Finding time to laugh and keeping a fun life nourishes mental health in many ways.
- Get help if needed:
Never hesitate and have the courage to seek help if you think you need it. There are plenty of options available, from medications to talking therapy. It is completely normal to be in this situation.
Mental health awareness week 2019
To reduce stigma and allow each individual to flourish mentally. We must work alongside each other to create a more mental health-friendly environment within our communities, workplace and culture. This will allow individuals to take early intervention and to open up about their issues.
Celebrities are getting involved in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week: 9 Celebs Share Their Self-Care Strategies.
Fearne Cotton, having experienced depression, anxiety and panic attacks in the past, Cotton mentioned that drawing helps her.
“It’s something that is relaxing but still has an outcome,” she said. “I’m not distracted when I’m drawing, but I’m in a more meditative state where the white noise of life definitely fades into the background. I just feel really at peace.”
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