Sustaining Mental Health

Sustaining Mental Health

Top Tips for Good Mental Health

Your mental and emotional well-being are equally vital to your physical well-being. Positive mental health and wellbeing allows you to perform well, maintain meaningful social connections, have positive self-esteem, and cope better with life’s ups and downs. Keeping our mind in good shape is crucial to our general health and well-being.

Here are some suggestions to help you maintain your mental health and well-being:

Start with Positive Habits

Get It Off Your Chest

Let out your anger, aggression, sadness, or anything else you might be feeling. The more you let It fester to bigger It gets. Don’t aim at people who know and love you.  Talking to a close friend or family member can help you feel better. Sometimes it is important to seek out the help from a professional therapist, especially when you believe the disruption of your life has become serious.

Keep Active & Eat Healthy

Go for a walk, get to the gym, ride your bicycle. Regular exercise can improve your general demeanor and self-esteem while assisting you in concentrating, sleeping, and feeling better.  Coupled with a healthy diet the effect will be multiplied. Your bodily well-being supports your mental health and overall outlook.

See your friends & family

Family & friendship are the foundation of your life. They can help you to stay grounded. Their positive support can go a long way in dealing with the issues you face.  Don’t go it alone your family and friends are your first line of defense when you are depressed.

Do Things You Enjoy

You are the most important person to you.  Enjoying your time and efforts are essential. If you are a sports person, get out and do your sport. Don’t let yourself forget to take time for you. If you are a reader, sit down and read that classic literature or bestselling book you wanted to. Enjoying your me time keeps you from becoming irritable, impatient or dissatisfied.

Do something creative

Exploring creative outlets can be very helpful in chasing depression away. Art, music, theatre, wood working, for example, can help focus the mind and has been compared to meditation because of its relaxing effects on the brain and body. Get lost in a hobby to fill your time, it will heal you.

Help other first responders

Even if you don’t feel a hundred percent engaging with others who might need your help will give you purpose, an opportunity to share your experiences. Creating a connection with someone who understands and welcomes your sharing can be a win-win for both of you. Give It a try you have a lot to offer.

Avoid Alcohol

Okay so most of us like to drink.  A word of warning if you down alcohol will not help. It has detrimental effects on your brain.  It reduces your ability to concentrate, make good decisions and take appropriate actions.

Fear, loneliness, and depression are not cured by drinking or drugs. Seeking to get lost in the drug or alcohol daze denies that it will wear off and leave you and your body feeling worse.

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