24 Aug Tips for Keeping Good Mental Health
We live in a crazy world. We work hard, we take care of our families, and sometimes, we don’t realize that stress and anxiety are building inside us. And suddenly we feel down and depressed. Psychologists, counselors, and mental health treatment centers agree in that the basic way of prevent emotional breakdowns is to take care of ourselves.
Keeping the right balance in our mental health is not something that comes for granted, it requires hard work. It is almost as training, and it really never stops. There are some tips in how we can obtain the desired mental stability, and here there are:
First of all, we should work in having a good perception of ourselves. We really can choose between critizing everything about ourselves, and be miserable, or we can try to find what we and what we have that is good, and focus in that. It is right to try to improve ourselves, but only if we see what are the things that are already right.
Working in the right perception of life means avoiding seeing always the bottle half empty, and enjoying what is left in it. We should exercise our thoughts to live the everyday, and to enjoy the present moment. We can face problems and the uncertainty of the future better if we know that we can enjoy the moment.
An optimistic point of view changes the way we go trough the hard moments that come with life. We should practice our sense of humor, and try to laugh often to reduce stress and to see new options. People around us will be happier as well.
We should be open to learn and change, if we are flexible we are more ready to adapt to new circumstances, and to let go in things that end, or persons who leave us. It is good to treasure new experiences, because they will help us to face new situations. That knowledge will give us the courage enough to keep going in life, accepting new challenges and facing new or old fears. If we are able to take the negative facts or events that happen in our lives and change them in experiences, it will be easier to move on and to understand better how to deal with problems in the future. We must allow ourselves to forgive us when we take the wrong decisions, and use our mistakes as part of our learning process. It is not healthy to keep punish ourselves or keeping thinking about what we did wrong, we should fix what we can fix and move on, remembering in the future what we learn about our mistake.
For many people it is hard to open themselves and to share their feelings with others. That is another hard part of the training to gain good mental health, because keeping our feelings inside only makes them darker and hurtful. We must try to get involved with different people; open ourselves to new friendships that can relief our loneliness and help share our emotional burdens. If we don’t find enough situations where we can meet people and interact, we could seek counseling, an hour every couple of weeks talking about what bother us can put our problems in perspective, and may help us to resolve them.
Living an active live, practice exercise, having good health habits and eating a well balanced and nutritious diet will surely help us to improve our mental health. We should keep ourselves occupied, feeling useful, and working in be the best we can be. It is always time to learn new things, enjoy new hobbies or find new friends.
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