Mental health is just as important as physical health, agreed?
We get to a point in our life where all of a sudden it’s that time, that time to get our health in a naturally stable condition.
I struggle to do this enough theoretically never mind practically, but it’s about time for a kick up the back side and to start psychically doing something about my mental health.
Whether you suffer out loud and proud, suffer in silence or don’t seem to suffer at all – mental health is real and it can start to get us at any point in our life. That’s why it’s always responsible for us to be mindful on how to look after ourselves ♥
I’ve realised that sometimes its the small things in life that over time come to make the biggest difference.
A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Five mini ways to help us find that peace of mind
1. Calming down
Learning to control your emotions must be one of the hardest things to do, I struggle to snap myself out of my feelings, I find it very difficult not to cry when I’m upset (even though I feel better afterwards) but sometimes it’s not always the appropriate time and I often find this as a sign of weakness to do in front of others. I find it hard to not let my anger distract me for the rest of the day, or for one moment of anxiousness to not continue throughout the whole day and disrupt everything I do.
Find our coping mechanisms that suit us personally is like finding the gateway to heaven, it will determine the rest of your life. Knowing that something as easy as breathing correctly can control how we feel and calm us back down to sanity. Its worth researching, we are so lucky to have apps on smartphones to help us do this.
2. Bed on time
Something that I am an expert at!
I go to bed every night at 9pm, I’ve done this now for the last 7 months. And it makes a world of difference.
I don’t sleep well in general, so if I go to bed late and have a night of waking up hour after hour, I wake up feeling shocking. I find that if I go to bed early I get some good hours of sleep in before I start waking up.
Its my savior, I get up and go to work and don’t feel tired till it starts getting dark.-
– Also, this might not mean a lot to some people, but it effectively makes me never watch adverts on the tele, don’t know what I mean? Well I now record all my programs that I want to watch in an evening, usually starting at 9pm or 10pm, therefore the next day, I skip skip skip all the way through – Just saying.
3. Thinking before Speaking
This gives me so much clarity and is something that I am working very hard on.
Like many others I am sure, when I feel something, I feel it hard. When I love, I really love, but when I hate (strong word) I really hate. Especially when it comes to people hurting my loved ones.
However I have to start thinking about the consequences of what my words can do in heated situations. I often say things and regret them later on, which then plays on my mind, which then only ends up hurting myself.
sometimes saying nothing at all speaks louder than saying anything at all
It’s so strange how much of a dramatic affect exercise can have on our mental health.
Doing only 30 minutes of exercise a few times week can have drastic changes on our thought process for life.
Spiritual exercise such as Yoga is an obvious one, but absolutely worth trying if you suffer from anxiety.
A light run, a spin on the bike a zumba class? Are all ways to improve our mental health and make us feel and see clearer.
As much as I believe in this so strongly, once you’re out of the loop and routine, it’s so hard to jump back into it again.
Take it step by step (literally) start with a brisk walk.
I am by no means a physiologist and I’m not trying to be, im just writing from the heart and what my opinions are.
If it helps at least one person, then I’ve done something worthy.