Welcome to a new year with new exciting series, we at Secure health know how the past year was for our mental health that is why we are using the first month of the year to help improve your mental health, so you can go into the new year with a better mental state and a sharp mind.
So, this new series is How to Build Better Mental Health, are you looking to boost your mood, handle your emotions better, or build resilience? These few life-changing strategies that we will be sharing in the cause of the month is for improving your mental health and well-being.
The first thing is understanding good mental health. Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships.
Strong mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.
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.
Whether you’re looking to cope with a specific mental health problem, handle your emotions better, or simply feel more positive and energetic, there are plenty of ways to take control of your mental health, and what better time to start if not today.
How to boost your mental health
Anyone can suffer from mental or emotional health problems—and over a lifetime most of us will. This year alone, about one in five of us will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Yet, despite how common mental health problems are, many of us make no effort to improve our situation.
We ignore the emotional messages that tell us something is wrong and try toughing it out by distracting ourselves or self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, or self-destructive behaviors. We bottle up our problems in the hope that others won’t notice. We hope that our situation will eventually improve on its own. Or we simply give up—telling ourselves this is “just the way we are.”
The good news is: you don’t have to feel bad. There are practices you can adapt to elevate your mood, become more resilient, and enjoy life more. But just as it requires effort to build and maintain physical health, so it is with mental health. We have to work harder these days to ensure strong mental health, simply because there are so many ways that life takes a toll on our emotional well-being.
We have come to the end of today, we would love for you always take care of yourself first and pay attention to the state of your mind, you can interact with this post by commenting below of reach out to our social media handles. Remember we at Secure Health are just a click away and don’t forget to keep glowing.