Five (5) Tips to Improve your Mental Health
We live in a hectic world where things seem to happen so unexpectedly and require more of our thinking prowess to adjust to the changing environment. It is important to keep a good mental health to deal with the situations of life better. Every day, there are many easy tasks to perform which will allow you to maintain and enhance your mind and wellness.
Taking great care of the mind, helps to make better decisions, think more openly, feel more positive, create and maintain better relationships, sleep better and feel cheerier with dealing with your daily lives activities. With all these listed benefits, wouldn’t you rather take better care of your mental health?
Below are some of the five useful tips to improve your mental health.
1. Be physically active:
Mental health care is key to living a happy and peaceful life. A great way of improving your mental health at this time is to always stay physically active and do a lot of exercises. Being active not only gives you a sense of achievement, but it enhances the chemicals in your brain that help put you in a good mood. Exercising can help eliminate low mood, anxiety, stress and feeling tired and lazy. It is also linked to living a longer life.
You don’t need to run a marathon or play 90 minutes of football; a short walk or some another gentle activity might do the trick.
2. Listen & talk to Others:
Make an effort to create and maintain good relationships with people in your social circle. Endeavour to talk to friends and family whenever you get the chance. Having friends is important not just for your self-esteem, but also for providing support when you’re not feeling too great.
Research has found that talking to others for just ten minutes can improve memory and test scores!
3. Create ‘you time’ to do things you enjoy:
Attempt to make time for doing the fun things you enjoy. If you like going for a walk, painting or a specific TV show, try to set aside time to enjoy yourself. If we don’t spend any time doing things we enjoy, we can become irritable and unhappy. Being stressed could cause your mental health to suffer.
You need to understand stress is really not good for your mental health, therefore, you need to ensure you find things you love and create time to do those things. Do this and watch your mental health improve greatly.
4. Limit your social media Intake:
Social media has been extremely helpful in keeping us connected to loved ones and providing us with entertainment while we do our proper diligence to stay healthy and safe. Sadly, it can also provide us with an overload of both factual and fictitious information which can cause very severe health issues. As important that it is to stay informed about happenings through social media, too much of this can harm you.
With so much information at our fingertips, we sometimes think that if we look away for a second, we’ll miss something but you know what, it is OK to take a break from social media to care for yourself. I encourage taking screen breaks: taking a few moments out of the day to mindfully turn away from our phones, computers and televisions.
5. Practice Meditation & Journaling to release your emotions:
Meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. While there are many forms of meditation, the ultimate goal of meditation is to develop the feeling of relaxation and inner peace, which can improve mental health. In today’s modern world, stress seems to be a normal part of everyday life. But a number of adverse health effects have been associated with stress, including an increased risk of headaches, muscle pain or tension, fatigue, changes in sex drive, anxiety, and sleep difficulty.
Doing a lot of meditation and journaling would definitely help you release all your emotions and feel much better.
In conclusion, several factors and life situations could pose a threat to our mental health. It’s important we take extra care to protect and maintain good mental health. Practice the above-listed tips and watch your mental health get better.
Goodluck to you and cheers to a better mental health!