In this 21st century if you look around, everywhere in the real and virtual world (world of Facebook, Instagram and twitter) people are trying various ways to educate the society regarding the mental health and its importance and thus trying to destigmatise it. Society is gradually coming out of the taboo by talking and spreading awareness about mental health. Even we find our celebrities are also stressing upon mental health discussions which definitely acts as a positive boost for our society at large.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
Just like our physical health, a good mental health is a must for all individual to have a healthy happy life.But it is sad that often we neglect our mental health and try not to acknowledge small problems in our everyday life which slowly and gradually pushes us towards anxiety, chronic depression or even a breakdown.
Small day to day changes, lifestyle modification and offcourse acknowlegding the fact that mentally you are not feeling well is a great step towards achieving a good mental health.
LETS TALK ABOUT HOW TO ACHIEVE IT…..
This one thing is a must for youre physical and mental wellbeing.A good 8hrs uniterrupted sleep cycle will keep you lively,boost youre memory,give you energy for the whole day and keep dark circles and love handles at the bay.
2.TAKE A MENTAL DAY OFF
You know when you need it. If a day off literally gives you energy and rejuvinate youre mental peace then you should just take it.Trust me you will be more productive after taking a leave so just go for it.
3. MORE TIME TO YOUR HOBBY
In today’s netflix, amazon prime, facebook, insta life we somehow stopped living our regular healthy day to day life. Come out of binge watching movies and web series and do give time developing youre other likings like reading novels, singing, painting,cooking or anything which you used to like before virtual world era or just simply talk to youre family and friends. Find things that you love to do and doesnt keep you awake till 2 am at night.
4. STRETCH AND MEDITATE
Take out 5 min time everyday from your schedule and stretch from head to toe or mild excersice or just meditate. Excersice releases endorphins from your brain which keep you happy all day and overcome the stress if any.Meditation calm you down, if you dont know how to do it just close your eyes and breathe in an out…work done!!
5. HEALTHY DIET
Stop binging on high curb and sugary food. Limit your junk and fried food to once or twice a month. Cut down alcohol and smoking, instead develop healthy home cooked food eating habits, more fruits and veggies, proteins and vitamins.
6. TAKE A VACATION
Going for a vacation for few days or a week is often more refreshing. A change of environment and a break from daily routined life gives you time to think about youreself, refreshes youre mind and provides you time to think and plan ahead in youre life.
7. TELL YOURSELF ONE POSITIVE WORD EVERYDAY
Love yourself and tell yourself something positive everyday. Try to help others. Do pamper yourself often.
8. TALK TO SOMEONE
If you feel low or confused or face any mood change specially if it is affecting your day to day life talk to someone…it can be your parents, friends or if needed reach out for professional help. There is no harm to consult a psychiatrist if you feel low mentally(we do consult a doc when we have fever or cough…its all the same) Just talk!!! Simply venting out whats inside you at times solve most of your illness and improves your mental well-being.
Just keep in mind that by recognising our problem,acknowledging them and reaching out for professional help if needed can only boost our mental health. So lets pledge today to remove the taboo, discuss about MENTAL HEALTH and its wellbeing and educate people so that we move to a better tomorrow where the society accepts mental health problems seriously and