Today, with the piling up of the workload in order to sustain, one goes under a huge mental pressure. Be it even an emotional or physical turmoil, mental health is also affected with it.
Mental health must really be in fine fettle; to have a fit body and mind and thus, steps must be taken to improve it so as to avoid the relief from this painstaking agony.
To make a mental good health is directly proportional to staying happy!
Here are the 10 things you can do to improve your mental health:
SPEAK POSITIVE TO SELF:
Even in some conditions, where you have made a complete fool of yourself, always be supportive and positive to self. Rather than criticizing yourself, just be positive by saying “It has been my bad, I will definitely work on it”. Self-motivation is the best one.
JOT DOWN SOME GRATITUTE:
Being grateful always helps. Write down the good things which have happened to you, something you are grateful for. Writing them down imbibes in you the magnitude of the detail. This will definitely make you positive.
FOCUS ON ONE THING:
Stop the unnecessary distractions and wandering of the mind. Focus on the things you are a part of. Feel the ambience, smell the nature, the aura etc. Just focus on your physical presence and upon the things you are working on.
This is the most important ingredient to boost your mental health i.e. your diet. Intake of:
1. Carbohydrates have an appeasing effect to the mood.
2. Protein-rich food makes you alert.
3. Vegetables and fruits feed on every cell of your body; even the mood-regulating one’s and thus helps in soothing them.
4. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish, nuts and flaxseeds can help in reviving the structural integrity of the brain cells which is required for the cognitive functioning of the brain.
SPEAK UP TO SOMEONE:
Opening up to someone always helps release the mental stress. The more you try to cram the disturbing elements in your mind without relieving from them, the more they tend to haunt you, thus leading to increase in the psychic pressure and hence, an ill-mental health.
Sleeping always helps in the reviving of the body, thus, making it healthy. Sometimes, when you’re upset or are anxious or pressurized about a certain thing, then dozing off is always an escape. By this, when you wake up, you have actually calmed down all your nerves and can now think and react actively and sanely to any circumstance. Eight hours of sleep is a must!
MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY:
When there is an opportunity to make someone happy, then do it selflessly. The happiness of the one you have helped will always leave you cheerful and thus, it will soothe your mind.
Do not restrain yourself by compelling yourself persistently. Take regular timeouts of about 3-4 minutes after every 1-2 hours of your work. It will help lighten your mood and exempt your mind from all the unnecessary anxieties, thus making you think straight.
LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC:
This has always helped in calming down the brain cells, thus relaxing your mind from all the stress and anxieties. A good soothing music or the music of your choice that pumps you up is all that is required in your playlist to set you off!
Just kick-off from today and be a stress-reliever without any external antidotes.