Updated: Oct 2, 2021
These days, it has become tough to manage stress amongst our daily hustle-bustle and busy schedule. Amongst all the commitments, responsibilities, work, family, etc we forget that we too are hearty beings who need to calm down and let go of all the stress and anxiety. As we see, stress alone can cause many health concerns. Anger, anxiety, frustration, depression, these all feelings pile up and can have immensely worse outcomes on our health. These all feelings are caused due to our regular intake of incessant stress. So it becomes very important to unwind and relax our physical, mental as well as emotional states.
Hence, learning how to manage your mental health is very important. Mental health is a significant growing concern too amongst all the other growing problems in today’s time. Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So it is common to see that people are experiencing troubled mental health.
People who are mentally healthy have:
A sense of contentment.
A zest for living and the ability to laugh and have fun.
The ability to deal with stress and bounce back from adversity.
A sense of meaning and purpose, in both their activities and their relationships.
The flexibility to learn new skills and adapt to change.
A balance between work and play, rest and activity, etc.
The ability to build and maintain fulfilling relationships.
Self-confidence and high self-esteem.
Although there are ways to manage your mental health effectively. Here are some tips and ways to manage your mental health:
One of the best ways to boost your mood and relax your body is exercise. Exercising regularly is the best way to manage your mental health and keep your body fit at the same time. To manage your mental health in the best way, do a moderately intense workout for up to 2 hours 30 minutes approximately. The exercises may include brisk walks, 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise like swimming laps, jogging or other sports. You could also focus on fitness goals. Make sure you exercise daily for a better outcome.
Eating healthy is one of the best ways to drastically improve your mood and provide your body with the nutrients and proteins needed. What you eat, affects your mind to a huge extent so be careful of what you munch on. Make sure you have a balanced diet regularly and do not skip. Include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and lean protein. Skipping meals can increase your stress and put you in a bad mood as well.
Routine will not only aid in managing your stress effectively but also help you to adapt to the current reality quickly. Make sure you disintegrate and create distinctions between your work and non-work time in your physical space as well as your mental space. Look out for things to do apart from work and things that bring you joy. Once you create a routine with short breaks and stick to it, it will help you maintain clarity of your thoughts.
Make time for your hobbies:
Do things that make you happy and set aside time for them in your daily routine. When you do this, you will feel good daily, which will aid in releasing your piled-up stress. You do not need to put in a lot of time, just 15-20 minutes out of your whole 24hours schedule. Hobbies that relax you could include:
Doing an art project
Watching a movie
Playing cards and board games
Talk about your problems:
If you have something on your mind that is bothering you for a very long time, spill it out. Dial down your bestie’s number or reach out to family, friends, your doctor, or therapist and have a healthy conversation with them.
You could also indulge in positive self-talk. To counteract the negative talks going on in your mind. For example, don’t tell yourself “I can’t do this.” Tell yourself instead: “I can do this,” or “I’m doing the best I can.”
Eliminate Your Triggers
Try to find out what all trigger or induce stress in your mind. Once you can identify what exactly they are, eliminate them from your life or try to reduce their impact on your life. Keeping a stress journal could also help. Note down what all makes you anxious and try figuring out a pattern. Then try replacing your habits and patterns with healthy ones. This will ensure the removal or at least reduce your trigger’s impact.
Awareness/ being in the present
Make sure you take each day as it comes and focuses on one thing at a time. Try to control the things you can rather than being frustrated about things you could have or can't control. Manage the uncertainties by staying in the present. Use mindfulness and meditation as a tool to recover your mental health.
Sleep is very important in managing your mental health. Amongst a busy schedule, cutting back on sleep could be a huge mistake. Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. If you skip on sleep, even a few hours it could have adverse effects on you, leading to a bad mood, low energy, less mental sharpness, low creativity, and reduce ability to handle stress effectively.
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