10 Sure-shot ways in which you can enhance your mental health and well
Come New Year and you have family and friends flooding you with phone calls and messages wishing you all the happiness and health in the coming year. But, does it really happen that you stay all hale and hearty, happy go lucky all throughout the year? More than all the materialistic pleasures, happiness comes from within; if you have a healthy body and of course a healthy mind. Stress is something we are all dealing with everyday and that robs us off our inner peace. It’s time you learn how to slash the word “S-T-R-E-S-S” from your dictionary and enjoy your life to the fullest. Here we spotlight 10 sure-shot ways to enhance your mental health and well being and live a stress free life this 2016. Bring on!
1 Eat healthy
Eating too much of nonsense not only adds up to your weight but also to your anxiety, depression and mood swings. So avoid junk on an unhealthy basis and give way to leafy greens and fresh fruits. Also eat iron rich foods and increase your vitamin B intake as iron boosts your energy levels and B vitamins can work wonders in kicking off depression.
2 Exercise regularly
Get up and move your body. Too much sitting and sleeping is just so unhealthy. Studies have proved that physical exercise is not only good for your body and physical health but also for mental health and well being. So get up early and hit the gym or go to a park and enjoy the sunrise with some power yoga.
3 Walk bare foot on dewy grass
This rightly deserves a mention here, man! Throw off those shoes and slippers and touch nature in one of the most peaceful ways. Walking barefoot early morning on dewy grass is known to offer many health benefits including relaxation of muscles and de-stressing the mind. Moreover, it feels so good. If you do it regularly, it is sure to be one of the best parts of your day.
4 Indulge in a hobby
Here we are not talking about a hobby that looks good on your resume but something that makes you feel good and productive. Be it gardening, or knitting or painting or creative writing or reading, simply go for something that brings out the best in you.
5 Spoil yourself once in a month
Yes, for at least once in an entire month make sure you kick out all the rules. Pamper yourself! Give your diet a miss and enjoy a dark chocolate cake or your favorite ice cream. Go get a massage or a bubble bath, spa or beauty treatment or do anything that you think will make you happy. Make it a non- negotiable part of your every month’s budget and do not compromise on it.
6 Go out on a holiday
Plan one or two holidays for the year and make sure you execute them. Go out to the hills or the beaches or even the forest and enjoy being in the lap of nature with friends or family. Get set for trekking, sky diving, water sports or any other activity that is going to give you that much needed adrenaline rush.
7 Spend time alone
Yeah, it’s not necessary that you always need to be in company. It is equally important for you to spend some quality time with yourself. Get drifted in lovely memories of your life or watch TV or cook for yourself or simply stand in front of the mirror and admire your beauty. There is always something that you can do for yourself.
8 Sleep properly
Make sure to get plenty of sleep every day. Make sure your bed is comfy when you rest. Let all the tensions go away and with a peaceful mind close your eyes. A good night’s sleep is the key to a healthy mind.
9 Talk it out
Build a support system around yourself. If you have any troubles in life make sure you talk it out to your friends or anyone who is close to you. Mommies are always a good option. Nay? These people can be your therapists and you can discuss with them simply anything. Be honest, be open as they are the ones who love you and care for you.
10 Use social media wisely
While having social connections is linked to mental well being, the friendships over Facebook and other social media sites are a trigger to problems. Research has shown that people’s chipper Facebook updates make other people feel bad about themselves. Moreover, folks with a large ‘friendlist’ and an appealing lifestyle often tend to show off on Facebook with all their clicks thrown up on the site. Thus, it is suggested to play wisely with social media. Do not make it a must to log on at regular intervals. Better you take a break from such apps at frequent period of times. Instead, go out and meet your real friends rather than connecting with them on social sites.
So, get set and roll out with your plans for the year 2016 and make sure you take every bit of care of yourself. Remember, a healthy body with a healthy mind is the key to real happiness.