How to Keep Mental Health
Why Mental Health is important
Mental Health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress,relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
6 Ways of Keeping Mental Health
- Stay physically fit. When you are more physically active, you tend to be mentally fitter.
- Try to eat healthy and eat well.
- Try to do some yoga, it helps to still your busy mind when anxious and also great physical practice.
Find Inner Peace
- Have some quite time in reflection or prayer.
- Meditation can help you to strengthen your mental power, and it is a great way to clear the busy thoughts, and get some brain space and put things in perspective. It can be done just walking through the trees, it doesn’t have to be sitting cross-legged chanting.
Get Mentally Organized
- Spend 10-15 mins at the start of your day, and make a mini Kanban board, that contains to-do, doing and done list to check-in with yourself, your weekly tasks and capacity. Ticking things off your list and having something to refer to the next morning provide great gamification.
- Prepare multiple lists going on to keep track of thoughts and things you need to do or want to achieve.
- If you are thinking about doing something that will take you less than 3 mins, then just do it straight away without any doubt. Accomplishing these small achievable tasks will help your brain secrets more dopamine.
- Trying to find yourself thinking about someone else who might be going through a tough time, and reaching out to that person. A problem shared is a problem halved.
- Try to do some social activity, e.g. bike riding and BBQ with friends are also the best stuff to clear head.
Switch to Different Context
- Getting outside of your normally area, especially for a run or a walk, and it’s such a good mood boost.
- Having a go-to physical space that you reserve for relaxing or fun activities, it can be a cafe that you might go to read a book, a favourite walk, or a room in the house that you keep free of work and chores. Creating that association with a place being somewhere to chill out, and focus on yourself really helps as de-stresssor and reset.
- Take sometime to knit, something therapeutic about knit one purl one
- Try to do some creative activity, e.g. painting, colouring, crafting or putting up a puzzle. It can produce a meditative state where you just focus on the activity and find calm and peace in doing it and thus, releasing any stress and anxiety.
- Try to do some cooking.
- Try some DIY.
- Try roller skating.
Stay Closer with Flora and Fauna
- Take your pet for a walk will always make you feel good.
- Try to do some gardening.
- Try to take your camera and have short photowalks from your home to office and vice versa. This will shift to creative mindset and slow pace is a good way for relaxing.