“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket. We are so much indulged in different issues of our life that we forget to acknowledge the importance of mental health in our day to day life. Many of us brush aside our mental stress and anxiety. Achieving a good mental health isn’t a destination but a whole process of strengthening one’s soul and establishing inner peace. Amidst this pandemic, many cases have been reported of mental sufferings, leading to self destruction. One has to understand that others can not make you feel better and provide you with inner peace. Only you are responsible for your sufferings or achievements. For a good mental health, all it need is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. One needs to open up about their suffering to those they trust and are close to. Besides, here’s a list of 8 tips to follow that will immensely help you to improve your mental health and achieve inner peace and stability in life.
8 tips to follow to improve your mental health
1. Be indulged in physical excercise
Yoga, meditation and other physical exercise has been proven very effective in maintaining or achieving good mental health. Few minutes of meditation will relax your whole body and mind with peace.
2. Avoid negative thoughts and people
Try to avoid negative thoughts and people in your life as much as you can. You need to concentrate on good aspects of your life and spend more time with good people around you for a good mental health.
3. More family time
Nothing can be more mentally relaxing than spending good quality time being surrounded by your family. In your leisure time or break from work, spend time with your family, loved ones or smalls children.
4. Avoid excess use of Social Media
Avoiding social media doesn’t mean that you block yourself from the social platforms or world. But using them in a cosiderated amount will not let your mind flood with negative or depressive thoughts. Try to spend more time in real world rather than virtual.
5. Don’t argue
Gautam Buddha once said not to argue with fools. Arguing with stupid people is like trying to kill mosquito on your cheek. You may or may not kill it, but you will slap yourself. The same happens with your mental health. Arguing with fools will destabilize your mental health and peace.
6. Don’t dwell in your past
Digging out your past memories is definitely going disturb your mental peace. Many of us might have depressing past, but leading a life with the past is going to destroy our present as well as future. To maintain a good mental health, stop dwelling in past.
7. Pen down your feelings
Expressing your feelings and emotions is an effective way to achieve a good mental health. To do so, you not always need a person instead few white pages will help you to do so. Pen down your feelings in your diary and it will relax your mind.
8. Self love and motivation
Always try to motivate yourself in any tough situations of life. Talk to yourself, evaluate yourself and build thoughts of self empowerment. Whereas self love will never let you down.