Did you know? 10th of October is World Mental Health Day!
Being mentally healthy is very vital to help us go through our days as it affects our emotions, feelings and thoughts. Maintaining a great mental condition and social well-being is a key to stay positive especially during this tough time. The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on people's mental health. People had to stay at home with zero social interaction thus leads to the increasing of abuse and suicide cases and millions are facing anxiety and stress. It is very important to talk about mental health to the society in order for people to be aware about this matter. But how to maintain positive mental health? Check out these 7 ways!
1. Get enough sleep 🛌💤
Getting enough sleep is very crucial for your health in many ways. The amount of sleep can affect everything including your emotions. Some people think 7 hours of sleep is enough for them to be in a great condition the next day they wake up. Some people need up to 9 hours to recharge and feel well rested.
2. Being active physically and consume balanced diet 🧘🏻♀️🍎🥬
Exercising can help us to boost our energy and stay fit. Simple exercising or jogging can improve mood, reduce stress and act as a stress reliever. Consuming a balanced diet is very important too for people to stay healthy.
3. Do what you love 🎨💓
Pick up a hobby for yourself. Try to find a hobby that you can spend your time in as an escape from your problems for a while. Enjoy yourself by doing things that you love. Reading, painting, baking might be very calming and help to ease your mind.
4. Connect with people 💬🧑🏻🤝🧑🏻
Socializing is one of the ways of stress management. Having friends to share your problems with might lessen your burden. Talking with people will give you more chances to receive various perspectives. Sometimes, we need a shoulder to lean on and that is more than enough. You can start by opening up with someone you trust.
5. Create awareness 📚💡
Mental health awareness campaigns provided is another platform to educate people about this issue. This is something that should not be taken lightly. Society needs to be aware of the important role that mental health plays.
6. Take a mental health assessment 📋📝
There are a lot of online mental health assessments that you can take at any time. An assessment can help determine if stress, anxiety or depression may be having an impact on your life.
7. Seek help from the professional 🏥🩺
If the illness is worsening, it is better to talk to the professional. Advice from a professional can somewhat help you to tackle your problem. They will prescribe you with medicine if it is needed. Never be afraid to reach out for help!
Having a positive mental health can make you work efficiently and become more productive. It also helps you to develop yourself to cope and easily adapt with the environment. You will also realize your own potential and help in dealing with pressure. You don't have to struggle in silence. Your mental health matters. We got you!