Tips on Keeping Up with your Mental Health

A good deal of people comprehend the significance of having a sound body and physical health. Those same people, however, ignore the importance of mental wellness. As our attitudes and education towards mental health continue to grow there are a few things you can do to keep your mental health in shape.

Exercise, Medicate and Eat Well

This may seem like it solely focuses on physical health but bear in mind your brain still is part of your body and needs nutrition and that mental muscle stretched! 

Exercise makes the body discharge endorphins. Endorphins are synapses that make you feel better and restrain your body’s reaction to stress. 

Appropriate eating regimen and dietary patterns can likewise help diminish stress as well as various health risks. A lot of caffeine and alcohol can advance uneasiness.

Get Some Sleep

Rest is a period for your body to fix and process the worry and work from the day. It is the time your cerebrum needs to loosen up. It additionally enables your body to unwind in the wake of utilizing tense muscles for the duration of the day. 

Rest acts as the reset catch for your feelings of anxiety. It encourages you to evade genuine pressure reactions, for example, anxiety. To help reduce pressure, get 6-8 hours of relaxing rest every night.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness seems like the new buzzword and for good reason. Mindfulness is living in the present moment. Start small. You can meditate for as little as ten minutes a day and build your way up. 

Learning to live in the moment diminishes thoughtless activity, nervousness and depression. The goal of mindfulness is to carry this skill outside of solitude and quiet places and use it in everyday times of high stress or anxiety. 

Question Your Negative Self-Talk

Liking yourself is crucial to emotional and mental wellbeing. Stress and negative contemplations can stall you and shield you from living your best version of yourself. Self-uncertainty can be especially troubling. 

It may be hard to catch at first but by practicing the previously stated mindfulness catching negative self-talk will become much easier. If you catch yourself speaking negatively about yourself, choose to question it. “Is this the kindest I could be to myself?” “Is this idea, actually right?” and my personal favorite, “Would I treat someone else this way?” These phrases will become your new inner voice.

In this fast-paced, digital world it is hard to be mindful and give yourself truly meaningful personal time. Some people even feel guilty about entertaining the idea, especially parents. 

Self-Care Time

But how can you be the best parent, student, employee or friend you can be if you don’t take care of yourself? Self-care can take many forms from the aforementioned small meditative sessions to engaging in a cell phone-free hobby.

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Write It Down

One of the troubles when it comes to mental health is the lack of a numerical or measurable outcome like physical health that relies on weight, heart rate, blood pressure readings and more to measure progress.

Journaling can assist you with organizing your ideas and creating a system to help you measure your success. Journaling can also help keep track of negative self-talk and your reactions to it.

Healthy Relationships

This is always a hard area to work on as it involves other people and feelings of shame and guilt. However, no one deserves to be treated poorly. Social help is significant during troublesome experiences.

Healthy relationships with friends and family are crucial to overcoming negative situations and altering your inner critique. When looking at your relationships and what they provide you it is key to remember that you owe no one anything. The adage, “…but they are family” does not excuse mistreatment at the expense of your health.

Seek Help If Needed or Even When it’s Not

There is a common misconception that only people who have “issues” see therapists and that is a very unfortunate belief. It is customary in our society to visit a doctor every three months not because you have an illness but just for a simple checkup and to address any potential concerns. 

Yes, psychologists and psychiatrists are there when there are genuine problems but developing a relationship where you have “check-ins” every few months regardless of your mental state is not a bad idea and could even relieve mental stresses before they develop.

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In the fast-paced life of a college student, where time is occupied by schoolwork and a job or two, it is important to take stock of oneself and keep mental health at the forefront.

James Novotny
Staff Writer

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