Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. If you are having trouble with your mental health here we have some hacks for you. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. It is easy to neglet you mental health with looming deathlines, stressfull news ycle, and harly any time to relax, often the first thing is to get cut from our to-do lists is anything related to self-care. Let's change that.
1. Talk to someone about how you feel.
Could be a friend, a therapist, anyone open and sympathetlc, This is one of the most owrful interventions available to us. And the act of sharing from that honest place, the vulnerability and openness implicit in this can immediately shift our mood and ease our pain. it also works the other way by openly listening to another person's struggles and insights can take our minds away from our own worries, and help us feel more connected to ur larger human family.
2. Balance structure with novelty.
The body likes routine. Eating at a regular time, sleeping at a regular time, getting sunlight at a regular time; struture helps our body allocate resources from and stay regulated, But, of course, we also have a mind. The mind likes novelty. Plunging ourselves into a new environment can reset our enthusiasm and open our perspective.
3. Get curious about what you already do, and then boost the signal.
Whether it's walking in nature, doing crossword puzzles, hanging with your your dog, working out, watering the plants, singing in the shower and so on. All you have to do is to make a list, spend a week observing yourself, and anytime you do anything that you enjoy, something that takes your mind off your worries.
Even when we have made gratitude a regular habit, we tend to focus it outward, on others, Each day, remember to thank yourself at least once, even for something that seems small, like getting oiut of bwed and brushing your teeth, or for something really big, like getting to this day.
One of the most powerful ways to support your mental an physical health is through sleep-eperts say most of us need about seven to eight hours per night. A great night's sleep can shift your outlook on life, and make things seem more possible.
6. Support yourself
Be aware of your self-talk. Many of us say things to ourselves we had never say to others. Instead, practice supporting yourself by speaking to yourself in the language of love, addressing yourself as you would your partner, pet, or best friend.