What being healthy, well, and happy looks like can be drastically different for each of us. However, there are a few truths to keep in mind from ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology: mental health is not a permanent smile on our faces, nor is it an unrealistic day to day life where everything is perfect and we only feel pleasure. Mental health is resilience, inner strength, awareness, interconnectedness to others and to our truth, and in a more spiritual sense it is like the yin and yang, a balance of light and darkness where the darkness is absorbed by the light and where our minds may be dark but the light is never destroyed.
In the day to day, taking care of our mental health can involve seeing a qualified therapist that we connect with. Mental health also looks like prioritizing our needs above those of others with compassion for ourselves. A close friend of mine struggled with difficult life situations and refused to see a therapist because they didn’t possess the means to pay. I insisted that it was important to consider their needs first and to recognize how to fulfill those needs in healthful ways. They didn’t listen, and their health worsened, until they realized that they spent enough money buying video games and clothes to numb their pain that they could afford a therapist all along.
Other ways to improve is by developing (slowly and with compassion) habits like meditating, exercising, doing yoga regularly, eating much more vegetables and fruits, asking for help when we need it, getting a good night’s sleep, and reconnecting with the activities, places, and people we love.
I wish you the best of luck.
2. Think positive.
3.. Think about yourself and what you want from your life.
4. Meditate and do yoga.
Until headspace. Now, I dont even know what a distracting thought is. Get the headspace app if you want to improve your mental health.
That said, if you’re experiencing unusual symptoms or feel like it’s more than just the blues or needing to create healthier habits, definitely see a mental health professional.
A great start and routine to get into everyday, is eat a great breakfast, workout, take care of yourself physically , shower , shave look and smell nice. Tell yourself your gonna have a great day outloud in the mirror. Eat more veggies for lunch and try to drink a minimum of 80 oz of water a day. Track your thoughts in a journal each night to reflect on your day maybe even track your mood and your food it helps me a lot. All of these things sound easy but most of us forget how important they are. I hope this helps ♡
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