Mental health is something we all have, and it’s an essential part of each of us. When we talk about mental health, we’re talking about how we feel, how we relate to other people and how we do day-to-day things.
Our level of mental health can change as we go through life, and even on a daily basis.
There are things we can do to look after our mental health;
Try to include regular exercise into your weekly routine. Group activities are also a great idea because not only are you spending time with your friends; everyone helps to motivate each other and help you keep your routine.
A healthy diet will not only help the way you feel but also the way you think. Good food is essential for your mind and body to work properly.
Making time for “Me Time” is so important. You really need to try and make time to relax. In a busy work day, even 10 minutes of me time can help you manage stress better. Try fit things into your day that help you unwind like listening to music, watching TV or even having a nice hot shower.
Try to meet new people, build a community of friends and get involved in activities. There are plenty of Clubs and Societies to try out. It makes all the difference in maintaining good mental health.
Talk about it
Anyone can feel overwhelmed by problems. Talking reduces stress in several ways. Imagine stress as a sack of rocks you carry around. Each rock represents a different worry. Talking to someone about what’s bothering you allows you to remove some of the Rocks from the sack. Sometimes just getting things off your chest is relief enough.