Mind Your Mental Health this May
We rush to the doctor on experiencing the slightest physical discomfort, but most of us often shy away from even talking to our close ones when it comes to our mental health. Despite great advances in our understanding of mental illnesses and the dialogue surrounding it, many still suffer in silence. Most often mental health issues are overlooked or brushed under the carpet due to the stigma associated with it. To address this concern, the month of May has been declared as the mental health awareness month. Let’s learn more about it in this blogpost.
What is Mental health?
It includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Minding mental health is crucial in today’s world as it can help you to navigate through day-to-day challenges that life throws at you. Feeling good mentally can help a person perform at their optimal potential in all areas of life.
Ways to Improve Mental Health
Being in a good space mentally can help you to do great rather than just fine. Aren’t you excited to know how to strengthen the mental muscles and go from being just functional to fantastic. There are several ways you can do it. Read on to know about some of the easiest ways that can be easily included in day-to-day life to support mental health.
- Practice mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can help you cope with feeling of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness can help you become aware of where you are in the present moment and accept your accompanying thoughts and perspectives.
- Break Monotony
Though a routine is good but taking a break from the regular surroundings or trying to learn something new can help in maintaining your brain’s neuroplasticity. You need to pick something that you enjoy. For instance, take up a sport that you enjoyed playing as a child. It can help to calm your mind, strengthen your muscles, and improve your overall well-being.
- Hit the Gym
Exercise not just helps you in becoming physically fit, but it also plays a major role in keeping you mentally fit. Just 20 to 30 minutes of exercise each day can make you feel calmer. It improves some symptoms of schizophrenia, including loss of motivation. So, don’t sleep on that gym membership you got as a part of your new year resolution. Get out exercise and get physically and mentally fit.
- Be Kind
Be kind to others and well as yourself. Do not beat up yourself on things that are beyond your control. You can also volunteer your time and energy to help someone else. Acts of kindness not just help the person in need but also creates a positive impact on the person who lends the helping hand.
- Don’t hesitate to seek help!
Asking for help should not be considered as a weakness. Talk to a close one about how you feel about certain things. You can also take professional help if your loved one’s are not supporting you the way you want them to.