While society has focused on physical health in the past, awareness of mental health has recently grown in popularity. Thankfully, many more people, businesses and physicians are offering more support for mental health. Whether you struggle with psychological challenges or feel OK for the most part, these seven tips can help you stay mentally strong.
Most people think of physical health when they think of supplements; however, these products can have an impact on your mental health too. Without nutrients, your body struggles to function properly including your brain. Take a daily vitamin on a regular basis. Meet with your doctor to see if you have any deficiencies that need to be balanced through further supplements.
CBD gummies are a non-traditional supplement that can do wonders for your mental health. The hemp oil infused into these gummies can boost your moods and help you relax. Plus, they come in a variety of yummy fruit flavors.
Maybe you love getting out into nature and photographing the creatures and shrubbery. Or maybe you just like doing something that requires minimal mental effort, such as playing video games, watching movies or taking baths. Or perhaps you love working with your hands and refurbishing old furniture. Whatever brings you joy, make time for it regularly.
Set aside time at least once a week for your hobbies. If you are having a particularly stressful week, carve out some extra "you" time.
When someone hurts or betrays you, it can be difficult to let those emotions go. However, by hanging on to those feelings you are hurting yourself. Forgiving those who wronged you releases you from the power of these negative feelings and thoughts, paving the way for healing and growth.
Sometimes it is difficult to say "no" to people when they ask for your help especially if you are a people pleaser. You overcommit and then you have little to no time for yourself or your loved ones. Doing this too often can lead to mental exhaustion. If you know you do not have the time for a project do not be afraid to say "no." There will always be another activity in the future you can help with when you have more availability.
One of the best ways to refocus when you are feeling sad or overwhelmed is by being grateful. When you start counting your blessings, it reminds you of everything you have to be thankful for. Suddenly, your previous worries do not feel like such a big deal.
Start a list of everything you are grateful for, and keep it someplace visible. If it is posted on your fridge, bathroom mirror or by your television you will see it multiple times a day. This reminds you of the wonderful blessings in your life.
When you feel anxious, angry or sad oftentimes it helps to get all your thoughts out in the open. Journaling is a fantastic way to lay out everything you are feeling and work through your emotions.
Purchase a paper journal, or create a document on your laptop if you prefer digital. Make a habit of writing a few times a week or when you are feeling particularly emotional.
Many people believe that you have to be mentally ill to need a therapist. While therapists are extremely helpful in these situations, they are also an excellent resource for the ups and downs of everyday life.
A therapist helps you work through your thoughts and feelings and devise strategies for how to combat or handle situations in the future. Many companies offer mental health resources in employee benefits packages; if you are unsure of your coverage, reach out to the Human Resources Department to see what therapy coverage your benefits include.
Whether you have psychological concerns or not, your mental health should always be a priority. Armed with the proper knowledge, you can move forward in life with resources to better your mental health.
Publish Date: August 17, 2021 12:56 AM