Improved mental health isn’t simply about alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues. It’s about changing the way you think and feel, and enhancing your ability to deal with stress, life’s setbacks, and the various other challenges that could cause you to feel down and unable to cope.
People with poor mental health, generally have:
What about you? How is your mental health today? Quite often, our mental state can fluctuate. Circumstances can positively or negatively affect the way we mentally feel, so how you were feeling yesterday may be different to how you are feeling at present. However, it might also be that you have been feeling the same way for a longer period.
We hope you are in good mental health but if not, now is the time to focus on improving it. One way to do this is to speak to your doctor, especially if you are in regular mental distress. You can also take further steps to help yourself, such as following the advice below.
1. Talk about your feelings
When you bottle feelings up inside, you risk becoming more stressed and depressed. Talking to others is a good way to unburden yourself of those things that are troubling you and you will feel less alone and isolated as a consequence. You might also get perspective on what you are feeling, perhaps with the realisation that things aren’t as bad as you think they are. Speak to people you can trust and consider the services of a trained counsellor if you need specialist help.
2. Stay Active
Physical activity releases endorphins, the powerful chemicals that can lift your mood and alleviate some of your stresses. It can help you to sleep better too, which is another step towards improving your mental health. Find activities to do that you might enjoy as you will have a better chance of sticking to them. And when possible, do what you can outdoors, as the fresh air and sunshine can also improve the way you mentally feel.
3. Eat a healthy diet
An unhealthy diet will take its toll on your brain and mood state, sap your energy, disrupt your sleep, and weaken your immune system. Conversely, switching to a healthier diet, one that is low in sugar and rich in Vitamin D and other important nutrients, will do much to feed your brain, give you more energy, improve your mood and sleep patterns, and help you to feel your best.
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