How can we look after our mental health?
On Sunday, October 10, 2021, World Mental Health Day was observed, so now is as good a time as any to discuss how to preserve excellent mental health.
Depression, anxiety, suicide, and other mental health issues result when we do not feel well psychologically.
Mental health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is “a condition of well-being in which an individual recognizes his or her own strengths, can manage with typical life pressures, can work effectively and fruitfully, and can contribute to his or her community.”
This implies that if you are unable to reach your full potential and manage with the stresses of life and work, your mental health will suffer.
You should do the following to maintain your mental health:
1. Acknowledge the negative feelings
Avoiding your emotions will not help you heal. Let’s assume you’re depressed because of a recent split.
Recognize that the termination of a relationship is difficult and that you miss the other person.
Only by admitting your feelings will you be able to overcome your bad emotions.
We all go through terrible times in our life. We may have lost our employment or loved ones, but this should not lead us to seek solace in substances such as alcohol, drugs, or sex.
Binging on these things rather than dealing with what really hurts us will have greater long-term consequences, such as dependence or addiction.
2. Do something or exercise patience
Consider what you can do to mend or modify anything that makes you unhappy or worried.
Consider strategies to obtain new employment if your boss is toxic.
Instead of languishing, finding or striving to discover a solution offers you a feeling of purpose.
Other times, all you have to do is wait it out and be patient; certain things will work out in the end.
When you’re going through a particularly trying moment, hobbies might help you divert your attention away from unpleasant thoughts.
So join a gym, go to paint and sip class, join a church unit, volunteer at a charity, or learn a new trade. Try something fresh and exciting.
3. Talk to friends, family
When we have thorny difficulties in our life that are making us depressed, this is one of the finest methods to feel better. It’s not enough to write stuff on our statuses or timelines. When we are feeling depressed, we should seek support from a group of individuals.
It might be friends or relatives; the essential thing is that you do not suffer in silence. When I was scared about self-harming, I contacted a buddy and we spoke for hours. He was able to calm me down and put things into perspective for me.
4. Seek medical help
You should get medical treatment and counseling if you suspect something is wrong with your mental health, such as seeing or hearing things, having violent outbursts of fury, or feeling terribly unhappy and anxious.
Medical assistance includes not only the administration of sedatives but also the identification of the underlying reason for your behavior.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) assists you in challenging the root of your negative ideas and feelings.
5. Eat good and sleep well
Many nutrients in a successful work are beneficial to your mental health. Cut down the junk food and replace it with fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients for your brain and body.
It is critical to get enough sleep, especially at night, in order to maintain a healthy mental state.
Finally, be nice to others both online and offline; in as much as you should take care of your own mental health, don’t be the cause of someone else’s mental health suffering.