Every year as specialists says “one in four of us will have a mental health problem”. Patients often show up complaining of headaches, fatigue, intestinal problems, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. Others, however far fewer, understand their problems to be psychological in nature. If you sense that depression or anxiety may be taking hold, and you’re looking for ways to improve your mental health, then why not try these suggestions.
01. Stopping mental health problems before they start:
Stopping mental health problems previously occur and promoting good mental health for all. Often key prevention work is ‘universal’ in that it targets and benefits everyone in a community, for example, anti-stigma campaigns such as mental health literacy programs or Mental Health Awareness Week.
02. Value yourself:
Treat yourself with a lot of respect and kindness, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your interest, hobbies, and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily mind-bender puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, become fluent in another language, or learn to play an instrument.
03. Talk with someone you trust:
Take control of your mental health and wellbeing by sharing your concerns with someone you trust. Talking may help put a problem in perspective, making you feel supported and less isolated. Remember, you don’t essential to cope by yourself. Ask family, friends, or local support services for support when you begin to feel overwhelmed.
04. Take care of your body:
Taking good care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to:
- Eat nutritious meals
- Avoid all types of smoking and vaping
- Exercise, which really helps decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods
- Get enough sleep.
05. Keep in contact with family & friends:
Staying in good touch with family and friends – in person/face to face, on the phone, or online – can help you remain grounded, active, and supported, and in arrival have a positive effect on your mental health.
06. Give yourself:
Taking part in an activity you enjoy can help boost self-esteem, ease stress and progress your mental health. Volunteer your time and energy to support someone else. We assure you that You’ll feel very good about doing something tangible to help someone in necessity — and it’s a great way to meet and light new people.
07. Quiet your mind & learn how to deal with stress:
Stress is a part of your life. Practice moral coping skills: Try 1-Minute Stress Strategies, exercise, take a nature walk around you, play with your pet, or try journal writing as a stress reducer. Also, always remember to smile and see the humor in life. Research shows that laughter can increase your immune system, ease pain, relax your body and decrease stress. Try meditating, Mindfulness and prayer. Relaxation movements and prayer can really improve your state of mind and outlook on life. In fact, research shows that meditation and prayer may help you feel calm and enhance the effects of therapy. To get linked, see spiritual resources on Personal Well-being.
08. Accept who you are
We are all different, keep that in your mind. Rather than trying to be like someone else, be proud and happy of who you are. Concentrating on your own strengths and abilities, and learning new things or skills, can help boost your confidence.
09. Break up the monotony:
Although our routines make us more effective and enhance our feelings of security and safety. A little alteration of pace can perk up a tedious schedule. Alter your jogging direction, plan a road trip, take a walk in a different place, hang some new pictures or try a new restaurant to eat.
10. Drink sensibly to reduce mood swings:
Some people may drink to help deal with feelings of fear or isolation, but any alteration in mood is only temporary. Recent guidance suggests there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, so pick a healthier way to cope with stress and mental health problems, such as try learning a new hobby or activity.
You are the king/queen in your own life. Rule your life as you want. But if you think that you are going to a stage that you cannot handle, immediately contact a professional. What do you think about your mental health condition? Share your thought in the comment box.