Building Better Mental Health

Building Better Mental Health

Mental health has to do with the social, psychological, and emotional well-being of a person. It means someone is able to cope with his/her feelings, emotions, and reactions even though she/he might be struggling in life.

Being in good mental health includes being in control of your emotions when facing problems, being able to handle stress in the workplace, how you relate with others, handle grief before the loss of a loved one, and being physically healthy.

Having good mental health isn’t synonymous with the absence of a mental illness. You can find more information by reading this article. It’s commonly believed that someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety or depression is mentally healthy. Even though it’s true, being mentally healthy goes beyond that. Good mental health includes the presence of a lot of positive features.

For a person to be in good mental health, there are several features that work together and ensemble. The combination of a sense of contentment and a sense of meaning and purpose in life such as building good relationships and doing activities will lead you to have good mental and physical health.

So as to build better mental health you can follow a series of steps which will take you a couple of minutes every day. It’s quite important to adjust your lifestyle and adopt new habits so as to keep your mental and physical health balanced.

Eating habits

The first step to being mentally healthy is to take care of your physical health.  To do so, change your eating habits if necessary, do any kind of exercise so as to decrease chances of depression and anxiety, start eating nutritious meals, quit smoking, and get plenty of sleep.

Both physical and mental health are connected. If one of these is not okay, the other part may get sick as well. It’s proven a bad night sleep will affect your mood negatively, having a sedentary life increases chances of stress and depression.

Build relationships

Human beings are social creatures who need to be in contact with others and establish healthy relationships.  It’s also important so as not to be in isolation which can end up in depression.

Having friends and staying in contact with family members will help you out to have good mental health and prevent you from developing anxiety or depression. Having a social life has a positive impact on your health.

Having a sense of belonging will help you to fill the void, it will boost your motivation and you’ll feel you’re not alone in difficult times. You don’t have to struggle on your own.

Those who don’t have family or friends support tend to be less mentally healthy than those who invest their time in building relationships. If you are on your own, you can meet new people at the club, in the workplace, or in a class so as to seek support.

Deal with stress

Everyone has experienced stress once in a lifetime. It’s of paramount importance to recognize when you’re overstressed due to overwork if you’re overwhelming.

So as to cope with the stress you can practice several techniques which will help you relax. If you don’t even tolerate a traffic jam or people speaking so loud it means you’re really stressed. Everyone has different levels of stress depending on your tolerance.

There are several signs that will help you notice you’re overstressed such as sleep problems, headaches when you’re angry all the time if you feel an emotional rollercoaster or find it difficult to make decisions.

If you feel stressed, start taking regular walks, start a Yoga class, write a personal blog so as to reduce anxiety and stress, meet new people, start meditation in a tranquil place so as not to be distracted, and do breathing activities when you feel you’re not in control of your emotions.

Start small

When overwhelmed you don’t need to start doing your meditation or relaxation activities right away. If you don’t have time or don’t remember them, you can start with small activities that help you out to reduce stress such as cooking, reading a book, listening to music, or going for a walk.

Identify your level stressors so as to determine when it will happen such as traffic jams or commuting which may occur several times a week. Practice a quick stress relief activity and if it doesn’t work right away, don’t panic and try a different one.

Ask for help

It’s important to know you’re not alone. If you feel you can cope with difficult situations, seek help from your family, friends, or any support group; you don’t have to struggle on your own.

It’s quite common to suffer from mental disorders such as stress, depression, or anxiety. You don’t have to stigmatize these symptoms. Going to a mental professional is a good option, there are several solutions out there. Remember that being mentally distressed shouldn’t be a taboo.

Many people have gone through different crises in their lifestyle.  It’s important to look for counseling or any type of assistance.

 Due to the hustle and bustle of today’s life, it’s quite common to suffer from stress, anxiety, or depression. You’re not alone since many people experience the same symptoms you do.

When feeling overwhelmed by daily activities is important to self-care so as to decompress and feel better the rest of the day. If you feel you can’t cope with it any longer, seek help from family or a professional who will support you through difficult times.

Being mentally distressed doesn’t mean you have psychological or psychiatric problems. It’s quite common to be stressful and there are several techniques you can practice at home to relax and start building better mental health. When overwhelmed or stressed try to practice relaxation and meditation techniques at the workplace or on the bus. 

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND Canada. I've been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I'm currently writing for many websites and newspapers. All my ideas come from my very active lifestyle, every day I ask myself hundreds of questions to doctors, specialists, and physicians. I always keep myself very informed to give you the best information. In all my years as a computer scientist made me become an incredible researcher. I believe that any information should be free, we want to know more every day because we learn every day. Most of our medical sources come from Canada.ca and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at info@sind.ca.