A healthy lifestyle means not only looking after your physical health and fitness, but also looking after your mental well-being. During this challenging times as we are enduring the era of pandemic, it is important to take a look after our mental health – at our own home.
Mental health fluctuates in response to life events and daily stress and exists on a spectrum. Taking care of your mental health can be useful in periods of poor well-being, preventing further decline and encouraging improvement. Strategies to improve mental health and well-being when well-being is high can increase resilience and better manage stressful periods.
While working can make us feel good about ourselves and give us a sense of purpose, it is also an important way to protect and improve our mental health and wellbeing. There are many things you can do to make sure you stay healthy at home.
Self-help means taking time to do the things that help you to live well and improve your physical and mental health. Self-help can help in regards to your mental health, help you cope with stress, reduce your risk of illness and boost your energy levels. It also plays a role in maintaining your mental health and can help support treatment and recovery if you have a mental illness.
Get A Better Sleep
Try to lay a solid foundation for mental health by prioritized sleep better, practicing good sleep hygiene and maintaining a routine for sleep and waking times as studies also suggest that yawning can help cool the brain and improve alertness and mental performance. Relaxation gives body and mind time to recover from the stress of everyday life. This can help to improve your sleep, reduce stress, relax and feel better overall.
Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem, help you focus, sleep better and feel better. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel anxious. Exercise keeps the brain and your vital organs to be healthy, which has significant benefits for improving your mental health. You can not only do housework, but also dance a little to lower cortisol levels, a stress hormone, and increase endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals.
Try soothing breathing exercises and do not rely on alcohol, smoking or caffeine to deal with your feelings. If you find that you are a stressed or anxious person, you can try to restrict or limit caffeine as it can make you nervous and anxious.
Keep In Touch
Keep in touch with friends and family, maintain social interactions and make sure the other person copes. If you are working with reduced staff, remember to ensure that the staff you work with have a manageable workload. The big changes we’re working on can be stressful for some people, so it’s important that your employees know they can tell you when things aren’t working for them or you have any problems.
Spending time with family and friends, meeting new people and participating in activities can make a difference to your experience. People are 12 times more likely to feel happy on the day they spend 6-7 hours with friends and family. Have a friend or family to cook for, go to the park or play games together.
You can also participate in community activities such as kicking or cycling. Participate in activities and hobbies such as building or playing an instrument, gardening, puzzles, painting, cooking or writing.
Phone calls and social networks have their place, but nothing beats the stress-enhancing, mood-lifting power of personal encounters with other people. No matter how much time you spend improving your mental and emotional health, you need the company of others to feel and function at your best.
Talk To Your Doctor
There is no shame in asking for support when you feel depressed or stressed. Besides talking to your friends and family, if you think your mental health is at stake, you can talk to your doctor. Your doctor can refer you to a mental health specialist if necessary.
Be Mentally Healthy
The truth is that regardless of your problems there are steps that you can take to improve the way you feel and to experience greater mental and emotional well-being. There are many ways people can take care of their mental health, but there is evidence that five behaviors that promote positive feelings will do most good in life.
Being healthy means much more than being free of depression, anxiety and other psychological problems. Your mental health affects your ability to cope with stress, to overcome challenges, build relationships and recover from setbacks and hardships in life. Loneliness, isolation, the death of a loved one, meaninglessness in life and many difficult challenges make older people particularly vulnerable to mental health problems.