When thinking of health, we always consider our physical health and often forget how equally important it is to keep our minds fit too. During our daily lives, we come across various challenges and obstacles and having six pack abs will not help if we are not mentally strong enough to overcome them. So here are a few things we can do to maintain good mental health.
Coping with stress
Stress is inevitable in our lives. We go through stressful events at work, school and college on a daily basis..Exercise is a great way to help since it releases Endorphins which makes you feel good and improves your mood. You can even try different activities such as cycling, dancing, sports or walking to find what you love and then practice it. Eating a properly balanced with adequate amounts of carbs, protein, healthy oils, vitamins and minerals. Foods such as avocado, banana, whole grains, tea, carrot and even chocolate are known to have special effects on stress. You can ask your Crows Nest medical centre for a proper diet chart. Limit alcohol and caffeine. Get enough sleep and do some meditation or yoga to help calm your mind.
Feeling low of yourself is a major cause of depression. It is essential that you handle your inner critic so that you don’t question your decisions all the time. Focus on your strengths and try improving them which will then be appreciated by others and you feel confident. Value yourself and think you deserve the best. It is healthy to maintain a journal, writing down all your thoughts so that when you refer them later on, you can think of solutions to cope with them. Engage in things you like such as listening to music, travelling, watching movies etc. so that you can avoid negative feelings and avoid a visit to the psychologist.
Maintain healthy relationships
Human contact is vital no matter how much you adore being alone. During difficult times, sharing your thoughts and sorrows with a family member, friend or even your colleague at work will help you lessen the burden in your mind. Also, they may be able to give you solutions to some of them. They will also make you feel accepted and loved. Take a moment to assess the relationships you already have. If you are experiencing any abuse by anyone, confront them or take steps to stop them. Spend time with only the people who support you and are positive minded. If you find it hard to connect with humans, having a pet is a great idea.