Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but it’s time to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own well-being and others as well. Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. A lot of people neglect many of the problems they are facing on a day to day basis. Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on our daily life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult.
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as anxiety and depression, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Our work can also have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being, but there are steps we can take to be mentally healthy at work. It depends on dealing with stress, managing difficult relationships, asking for support and advice on returning to work if you’ve had time off with a mental health problem.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou
10 TIPS TO COPE WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH
START YOUR DAY WITH A CUP OF COFFEE/TEA:
The benefit of sipping some coffee before leaving your house is that your energy levels at the beginning of the day shoot up and you.
WORK ON YOUR STRENGTHS:
Working on your strengths continuously also is a great way to improve your mental health as it gives you more confidence and boosts morale.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR COOL:
No matter what happens, don’t ever lose your cool. Take a step back and think through, you’ll realize that it’s not worth your while.
TRAVEL ONCE A MONTH:
There is N number of reasons why one should take out time to travel. Traveling is one of the best therapies one can ever have. It relaxes and takes you away from your daily life troubles.
SHOW SOME LOVE:
It can be your parents or your close friends shower some love and affection at them and nothing can beat the good factor from that.
A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP:
Sleep always plays an important role in your physical and mental health. A good night’s sleep can relive you from all the day’s stress. Likewise, sleep deprived people tend to catch many diseases unlike the ones who sleep well at night.
RELAX IN A WARM BATH ONCE A WEEK:
Taking a warm bath helps your circulatory organs, your arteries and veins — to expand and carry blood more effectively throughout your body. Drinking hot water can have a similar effect.
TAKE TIME TO LAUGH:
Laughing is another best therapy to keep your mind fresh. There is no harm in laughing your heart out at times at work or home which can help you a long way.
It can be a Zumba class, dancing at the club or home. Dancing once in a while can energize your mind body and soul and relive you from physical and mental stress.
TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE:
Facebook and google photos play a very good role at this where they remind you about a picture taken 5 years ago at college fest or any other event. Relishing the old memories also can act as a quick therapy to free you from some day to day stress.
We all need to take good care of our mental health before it hits anyone or we have a mental health problem or not. Mental health well-being is the state where it describes how you’re feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from time to time, day to day, month to month or year to year.
Some of the practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your well-being are making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active.
“What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.” – Henry David