Good mental health is just as important as physical health, and the two are part of each other. By now, we know how damaging stress can be to the body. As we go through the stresses of everyday life, there can be times when we fall apart. We simply lose it and plummet into depression, anxiety, fear, and even pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. It feels hopeless. Perhaps there is another natural alternative to pharmaceuticals after all?
Human beings are always multitasking. They start with another task even before the previous one is over. And why wouldn’t they? There is so much to do and so little time. This is the thought that has become prevalent all over the world—we are busy, and it is making us sick. Mindful meditation is the answer to almost all the health questions our generation has been collectively raising.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your mental health, you may not have thought about personal writing. As a child you may have kept a diary, but as an adult it can feel harder to keep the practice up. Personal writing can have many positive impacts on you, though, no matter how old you are. Here are 5 ways you can practice writing for yourself, and see improvements to your mental health.
When working to improve aspects of your life, your body plays a significant role mentally, emotionally, and physically. It helps determine your quality of life and for that reason, it’s important to maintain your body. People get stuck in the same old daily routines which can make it difficult to make the changes they need to get healthier.
When 2 p.m. rolls around, does your attention start to wander? Does your productivity level drop? Does your mind feel foggy and unfocused? If you are struggling with mental as well as physical energy, there are a few simple steps you can take that will help you feel immensely sharper throughout the day.
Just as exercise energizes the body, the following 7 simple steps will help you energize your mind and beat that afternoon slump:
Do you have a partner who just can’t keep their hands off you at times and at other times there appears to be nothing you can do to get them going? Sexual drive can be dictated by your mental state. While not every change of heart or mood is caused by biplar disorder, it is important to pay attention to these changes. Certain symptoms may be more obvious than others once you know what to look for.
In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it’s easy for our mental health to make a downturn. Our daily routines get the best of us sometimes — errands, job responsibilities, socializing with our friends… the list is endless. Obligations and places to be bombard us.
Life can get pretty crazy, right? But as nuts as it all gets, self-care should be number one on our list of priorities — especially our mental welfare. While the societal norm often dismisses mental self-care, mental and emotional well-being is essential for everyone.
Anxiety is a psychological disorder manifested in excessive anxiety about several aspects of life, and it can affect people of all ages and genders. It is a silent enemy, stealthily creeping about the dark corners of our minds.
In my life coaching practice, I work with clients on self-care regularly. I have yet to find anyone who hasn’t benefitted from a little (or a lot) more self-care. Self-care is a broad term that means different things to different people. When I talk to clients about self-care, what I want to know is how much energy and what efforts they are making to be attentive to their own needs, to advocate for themselves, and to have down time and relaxation in their lives. Unfortunately if we don’t make this a priority ourselves, it usually means it’s not going to happen at all.
I know very few people who don’t find it a challenge to regularly take time for self-care. You might be shocked to know that I struggle with this as well. I’ll often tell myself that I’ll do a meditation just after I get all my work and chores done — and by then it is bedtime. Or I’ll help everyone with everything, even when I don’t have the time — instead of just being honest and saying, “I’m sorry but I can’t commit to that right now.”
So, what is the deal? We all know the benefits of having our needs met, and we all want to thrive. Sometimes the disconnect isn’t with knowledge, but with application. How can we motivate ourselves to take time for self-care, instead of just pushing on and powering through?