In today’s busy world, every individual needs to have a perfect balance of physical and mental health
In today’s busy world, every individual needs to have a perfect balance of physical and mental health. Usually, people have an excellent command on maintaining their fitness but where they lack is their psychological well being.
The World Health Organization defines it as: “Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to her or his community.”
If you have good mental wellbeing you can:
· feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
· feel and express a range of emotions
· build and maintain good relationships with others
· feel engaged with the world around you
· live and work productively
· cope with the stresses of daily life
· adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty.
There is a listing of factors which acts as a helping hand to have a perfect psychological environment:
Think about what is affecting your wellbeing- It’s important to have a keen look that what actually around us is not letting us focus. It can be any sought of loss, loneliness, relationship problems, issues at work, worry about money, etc. These all are negative terminology of mind.
Build positive relationships- Connecting with others can help us to feel a greater sense of belonging and can help to challenge feelings of loneliness. How? Make time for the people you love. Join a group(Think of the things you like to do, such as drawing, gardening or sport and look for local groups.). Talk about the way you feel(Opening up to a trusted friend or family member can help you to feel listened to and supported. Just acknowledging your feelings by saying them out loud can help.). Use peer support. Volunteer at a local school or hospice(Giving your time to those that need it can be extremely fulfilling and can help you to look at things from a different perspective.)
Take time for yourself- At times, you may feel guilty for spending time on yourself. But it’s essential for your wellbeing and can help you to be more resilient. Try mindfulness, being present can help you to become more aware of, and manage, your thoughts, feelings and surroundings. It can help you to enjoy life more and accept the world around you. Learn something new; learning new skills can help boost your confidence and give you a sense of achievement.
Look after your mental health- If you’re living with a mental health problem, taking steps to look after your mental health can help you improve your wellbeing. Keep a food diary; tracking your moods can help you to work out what positively and negatively affects your mental wellbeing. Build your self-esteem, increasing your self-esteem can help you to feel more confident and able to challenge adversity.
Look after your physical health- Our mental and physical health are closely linked. Looking after your body can help to keep you mentally well. Making small, gradual changes can have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing. Have a proper diet, limit your way towards alcohol and drugs, have a proper and sound sleep.
·Ask for help if you need it- Think about treatment options. If you’re finding things difficult, you might walk to talk to your doctor. You might want to try counselling to talk through the things you’re finding challenging with a trained professional. Don’t pressure yourself to carry on as normal. Take small steps, and if you are finding it difficult to cope on your own, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Stay safe, if your feelings become overwhelming, and you have suicidal thoughts, or you think you may cause self-harm, remember that you can pick up the phone at any time of night or day and talk to the person who can advise you the best or is very close to you.
“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.”