Dealing and Looking After Your Mental Health
7/19/2016 2:17 PM
Good mental health is not merely the absence of mind sickness. It also means the ability to function in an emotionally and intellectually positive and productive way. Mental health conditions are affecting men and women of all ages, ethnicities and social classes, though some conditions are more common among certain groups. Mental health is about how we think, experience and respond, and how this impacts our lives.
While some mental health problems may be genetic, you can help prevent some mental health problems by changing your lifestyle. Ask help from your doctor if you have any problems that might contribute to how you feel, such as difficulties at work, discrimination or abuse in the past. Your doctor can help you find ways to improve these situations. Good mental health facilities may use EHR software, so if you're visiting different facilities, you don't have to worry about starting all over again.
Here are some quick tips for your mental health and wellness:
Write down realistic Goals
The National Alliance on Mental Illness says, setting simple but well-defined goals, like “I will smoke a cigarette less each day for the next three weeks,” is a great way to really accomplish something. Set goals for yourself regarding your mental health and be as specific as possible.
Spending Money on Someone Else
You know how it feels when you find the perfect gift for someone. Studies have shown that people who buy something for someone else feel happier throughout the day. And you do not have to spend a lot of money every time. Spending $ 5, for example, is perfectly effective.
Be Active to Connect with People around You
You do not have to go to the gym every time. Take a walk, ride a bicycle or play an online game. Find the hobbies that you enjoy and make it a part of your lifestyle. Connect with people around you, for example, your family members, class-mates, co-workers and others who live nearby. Invest some time creating these connections.
Believe in Yourself
Some people are good at making people laugh. Some people can make a delicious meal, while others may be good at something else. Everyone is different and has different passions. It is much better for your mind to accept that you are unique than think of yourself more like someone else. Feeling good about yourself increases your confidence. Recognize and accept what you are not good at, but focus on what you can do well. Try to find out if there is something you still want to change in yourself.
Take Everyday Risks
We’re dealing with risks every day. Taking positive, calculated risks can enrich your life. Challenge yourself to take a risk every day: something like public speaking or talking to a stranger. It may open you up to new opportunities.