Mental health is not the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally healthy is much more than being free from depression, anxiety or other psychological issues. Good mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.
Your mental health influences how you think, feel and behave in your day-to-day life.
It affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build healthy relationships and recover from life’s hardships and setbacks.
Whether you are looking to cope with a specify specific health, handle your emotions better, or simply to feel more positive and more energetic, there are plenty things that can be done- Here are three things that you can start with-
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1: VALUE YOURSELF:
This is the first and the foremost thing that hinged be done. It is for your better mental state, better thoughts and in total a better life.
Treat yourself with kindness, respect and avoid self-criticism. Have a hobby apart from your work, job, and daily routine. Spend time on your hobby and do not think it as a waste of time.
Do daily crosswords without using google ;), plant a garden, take a dance class, and learn to play an instrument you really like, learn a new language.
2: TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY:
Good mental health comes with good physical health. So do not neglect your body. Strike a balance of healthy body and mind.
Things to do for a better physical health:
- Eat nutritious meals.
- Avoid smoking and drinking (If possible do not indulge into this)
- Exercise has proven to be a good anti-depressant and also improves mood.
- Have a good night sleep. Get enough of sleep.
3: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOD PEOPLE:
They say the people you have around you have a great impact on your thought and your mental health. So choose the people around you very wisely.
People with strong family and social connections are healthier than who lack support from family and friends.
Here are 5 signs of mental health risk:
- Change in personality
- Social withdrawal and isolation
- Lack of self-care or risky behavior
- Uncharacteristic anxiety, anger or moodiness.
- A sense of hopelessness or feeling overwhelmed
So look out for the above signs in and around you someone might need help. And you have the above-mentioned solutions to overcome your mental health risk.
You get one life and it is in your hand how you want to lead it. You choose your lifestyle and your health is the result of the lifestyle you choose. So be careful when you choose what you want to do with your life. I feel instead of repenting later start it with a right note. Your health should be your priority. It is never too late to take care of yourself – you can start today.
So, here are too many more years
with better physical and mental health!!! Go ahead and live a life where you are proud of the day you decided to live a life that has a perfect balance of physical and mental balance.
I hope this article on “3 Steps Toward Better Mental Health” has been helpful. Let me know your feedback about the same in the comments.
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Written By: Shivali Singla