Master your Mental Health
Do you want to be healthy? Certainly, yes!
Are you willing to work for it? Maybe, Maybe not
Do you want to be mentally healthy? Of course, I am…..
Are you willing to work for it?
Many people wait till they get a slap from life’s ups and downs to realize that they lack mental health and stability. We normally go and consult a doctor once we become ill. I mean physically ill. Mere chest pain may even make us think that it’s the symptom of a heart attack. But we will never understand that our mind is at a chronic stage even if we have sleep disorders for weeks or months. We resist till we get doomed to stress and depression. Even after knowing that they have serious mental issues people are not ready to change their lifestyle suited for them.
We are familiar with the physical body which is visible to others. But have we at least once checked the mental, emotional and spiritual self that exists within us? When we hear the word health, we normally think about our organs, skin, hair, and so on. We are a mix of physical mental, intellectual and spiritual layers. Any problem that affects any of these layers may spread to another layer also. The aches, pains, and discomfort are not only for the physical layer. It has other terms like stress, anxiety, and depression when it comes to the mental layer. To lead a blissful stress-free healthy and peaceful life we need good physical and mental health.
How to maintain and improve your mental health? When you think about your physical health and fitness, most probably you may hit the gym followed by a nutritious diet. The special feature of our human body is that whatever matters your physical body in one way or another way acts on other layers too.
Let’s have a mind talk now. If you are stressed first and foremost relax. How to relax? There are 100 techniques to make your body and mind soothe and de-stress.
Yoga and Meditation
Utilize the very first hour of a day to do yoga and meditation. Sit comfortably, relax your spine, think of nothing and know your inner self. There is good mind relaxing asanas in yoga which can help you with physical flexibility and mental. Doing dynamic movements linking body and breath helps to calm the body and mind. Meditation will help you to focus on one point and helps to deviate from the distractions. Once you start make this a routine way of your life. Yoga helps to create harmony between mental and physical health.
A burst of good laughter has a great effect to lighten your mood. It improves blood circulation, stimulates your heart, and soothes your tension. Find a way to laugh and share the laugh with others. It is scientifically proven that laughter decreases pain, increases personal satisfaction, and improves your mood.
Sleep reduces your stress. The damaged brain cells will get repaired during sleep. Try to get a continuous sleep of almost 6 hours a day. Get time to introspect before you sleep. Your nervous activity slows down when you sleep, it gets time to relax. The levels of cortisol get lower and you feel less stressed. Sleep helps to release cytokines which are needed for our immunity system
If you are a person who cannot focus and control what you think and have a lineage towards negative thoughts and anxiety, you are in great danger. It creates self-doubt in you and you start thinking about your identity
Comparison is a crime that we develop from our childhood. If you want to be happy live on your own. You cannot determine your value based on others. Everyone is unique. Everyone has a different path, whether you reach it easily or not is not a matter to be worried about.
Surround yourself with positive talk from people. A positive talk may relieve you from the tension you had for days. If you are not having good friends and people around you to talk to, talk to your inner voice. It helps you to pick up yourself from where you have fallen.
It increases your self-esteem and confidence.
Reduce your media time
Social media is a great platform for people to communicate, whilst it grabs our privacy and makes us jealous and insecure. People tend to live their life for the likes shares and comments alone. Virtual has succeeded real and normal. Detox yourself from technology for a while and enjoy reading a book in the lap of nature sipping a cup of hot tea.
Feel the fresh air and walk, do not take it as a compulsion or a part of fitness. Let it be 5 minutes walk.it helps to release endorphins. Enjoy every bit of nature and walk.it helps you to escape to a soft quiet and lonely environment.
Vitamin D helps you to ward off depression. So why not get the rays of gold from the sun. It helps you fight against bone diseases and is needed for muscle strength and immunity. It aids in regulating your moods positively. Scientific studies have proven that lower levels of vitamin d can cause anxiety and stress in people.
Eliminate bad habits
If you have the habit of smoking and consuming alcohol, try to quit as fast as possible. These habits may give you short-term pleasure but they may affect your mental emotional and physical health. Once addicted it takes much time to get rid of these vice pleasures.
Keep a diary
Entry all your feelings, pleasures, pains into a diary. A diary can be a good friend who keeps your all secrets. It gives you a connection that no human can offer. Writing a diary makes us guilt-free and boosts self-discipline. We become aware of ourselves when we write and will never miss out on anything that stressed us prior. It helps you to go for a better decision when you counter a similar problem.
Ultimately give importance to yourself, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR VALUE, only you can change yourself, so the task is on you.