According to WHO, “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
In our modern, busy and hectic lives, mental and emotional wellbeing is always difficult to sustain. Try incorporating some of these supportive techniques into everyday life to reduce the influence of traumatic wear and tear.
Acknowledging and seeking help is the best thing when it comes to mental wellbeing, So feel free to reach out to a therapist or your people are you are feeling low-key. Apart from that the following help you maintain sound mental health.
Some of these tips have been also been discussed upon in many other articles which you might have already come across, however, this only emphasize their importance.
1. Physical Fitness is the key:
This idea is so important that it’s sometimes be ignored. Our mental health is much more affected by our physical health than we know. Ensure that you diet well, work out and get plenty of sleep. A fit body is a foundation for stable mental health.
“Health is the greatest asset.” — Virgil
2. Learn to forgive:
Vent, if you want to. Shake it off. Walk past it. Emotional toxicity, which eventually influences your physical wellbeing, is created by harbouring frustration or ill feelings. Holding on to serious thoughts and anger is never a good option for mental health.
“You lose sixty seconds of pleasure with every minute that you are angry.” — Anonymous
3. Learn to Manage Stress:
In these highly stressful daily situations, one must learn how to deal with stress and keep it under control, for better outcomes in both mental and physical aspects of life. Learning an instrument can help you deal with stress.
4.Keep your brain active:
Don’t let boredom or apathy set in. We need to keep our minds busy by learning new things and pushing ourselves in order to stay young and vibrant. Being a student in anything always helps keep our brain active and engaged and less worrisome.
I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week if I were to live my life again; for maybe the portions of my brain now atrophied may have been kept working by use — Charles Darwin
5.Stimulate your senses:
Enjoy stunning paintings, listen to music that raises your spirits, or try a fresh gourmet dish, in addition to keeping your mind busy. Every now and again, our senses still need to be resurrected.
“Man has no separate Body from his Spirit; for that called Body is a part of Soul discerned in this age by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul.” — William Blake
6. Maintain Balance:
To preserve emotional stability, equilibrium in life is necessary. Stress, as well as wear and tear on the body and mind, are triggered by so much focus on work. Take time off; take your mind off your current dilemmas by going to the pool, the park or a movie. Chances are you are going to see it from a fresher, more positive viewpoint when you get back with a new perspective.
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.” — Jack Handey
7. Develop and maintain good relationships.
It is really good for your emotional health to establish and sustain strong intimate relationships. So strive to build positive relationships with individuals around you, at home, at work or in your neighbourhood. These contacts are going to enrich your life and give you great support.
Maintain healthy relationships with much-needed feedback from friends and family, a shoulder to lean on or a new viewpoint. We sometimes get so wrapped up in our own struggles and suffering that we can’t see the trees in the sky. You will get a whole new way of thinking by having an impartial pair of eyes and ears.
“One of the basic needs of human beings is someone to express it to” Miles Franklin.
8. Learn to give:
First, helping others out and secondly, cleansing your closets and basements with ‘stuff’ that you have not put to use in a long time would make you feel good. It creates empathy towards others which itself is a mental treasure.
“For it is in the giving that we receive.” St. Francis of Assisi
9. Make a habit of giving yourself some relaxation, such as meditation or yoga:
It’s a smart idea to incorporate another coping technique into your routine for the moments when life feels quite stressful, in addition to having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Getting multiple approaches to fall back on guarantees psychological well-being.
If a man still insisted on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun or relaxation, without understanding it, he would go crazy or become dysfunctional.’ — Herodotus
10. Learn to savour and appreciate the moment:
The present is called “present” for a reason. How many times have we ever heard of life being so short? In the vortex, we are so wrapped up that we fail to live in the current moment. And we’re not wrapped up in the whirlwind at those moments, we’re thinking about the potential. Time to calm down and enjoy the moment!
“Life is a memory except for the present moment that goes by so quickly you hardly catch it going.” Tennessee Williams
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