When we have a very busy life, we are under stress, we have a lot of worries or we are surrounded by too much negativity, our mental health can be affected. Positive mental health means feeling good emotionally, physiologically, and socially, when we do not feel well mentally we affect the way that we think, feel and act and this could have a negative influence on the decisions that we make in our lives.
That is why it is so important to watch our mental health as well as our physical health to maintain our well-being.
Therefore here we have 10 positive tips to maintain good mental health:
1.- watch your thoughts
Do not allow negative thoughts to take over your mind, manage these thoughts, be aware of them and see what activates them and what is true in those thoughts and what is not true. If these thoughts are very often, do not hesitate to contact a healthcare professional for help.
These types of thoughts can make you act in a desperate way making take wrong decisions with negative consequences for you in your relationships, at work, with your family, and friends. Be aware!
2.- Keep in touch with the world
Try to maintain an active social life, if this is difficult for you, make an effort to start enrolling for example: in a gym, for swimming or learning a new skill such as painting or maybe begin to learn a new language or whatever you like, an activity that you enjoy and make you happy and allows you to meet new people with whom you can talk and share.
Maintaining social relationships with others or starting new social relationships are helpful for certain problems such as anxiety or stress, they avoid isolation and keep our brain more active, in addition, to improve your well-being and delays the loss of cognitive abilities such as memory.
3.- Dance, spring, run…
Staying physically active has multiple benefits for your health in general and therefore also for your mental health.
4.- Eat Smartly
Keeping a healthy and balanced diet makes you feel good because you give your body all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients necessary for your body, the deficiency of certain vitamins like vitamin B complex and vitamin D are linked to some mental health problems, for example, lack or deficiency of Vitamin B could affect the memory functions and cause cognitive impairment and dementia.
lack or deficiency of vitamin D is associated with depression and mood disorder, Further investigations point out that vitamin D is important and is used during brain development. Vitamin D can be gotten naturally from the sun, inadequacy of vitamin D has been also linked to mental problems.
Be sure to choose for your diet fresh products like fruit, vegetables, fish, that protect the health of your brain and therefore your mental health.
5.- Sleep: A priority
Well-sleep is super essential if you want to keep good mental health and physical health, while we sleep our body rest, it repairs itself to be ready and refresh for the next day.
Sometimes rest and refreshing the mind is all that we need.
6.- Be Mindful and Stay Positive
In other words, always maintain a positive attitude based on reality, for example, if our goal is to lose weight 5 or 10 kilos, we must think about how realistic is that, how we can achieve it, how much time, be disciplined, and be mindful that it is not going to be easy but if we have willpower we can achieve it. Start with small goals, for example, start losing just one kilo, an achievable goal is going to make you feel more cheered up until your final goal.
7.- Avoid negativity
I think this is the best tip ever! One of the best ways to protect our mental health and our inner peace is to stay away from toxic, hostile, and negative environments and people who do not value you as you deserve and only transmit negativity to you.
8.- Do Meditation
Create time to be calm through meditation (especially if you was in a negative environment) meditating even if you do it just for 10 minutes has a great effect on your mental health, decreases stress, regulates emotions, and helps to know yourself better.
Yes!!! as simple as that, Decide to be happy, Happiness is also a decision, the other people see it and feel it and that make you fabulously attractive.
Smile, have fun, and enjoy. Listen to music, dance, watch your favorite series, go to know that city you want to visit or you own city there are always places in the city that you don’t know, go to the beach, enjoy and try to disconnect your mind for a while and you will see those problems that overwhelm you in another perspective.
10.- Seek Help
If none of these tips help you due to the nature of your problems, do not hesitate to seek help from a healthcare professional as soon as possible to guide you to overcome what overwhelms you.
Live and enjoy a more chic life.
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