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10 Tips On How To Stay Mentally & Emotionally Healthy | White Swan Foundation

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10 Tips On How To Stay Mentally & Emotionally Healthy | White Swan Foundation
Mental and emotional health is an important, essential part of our overall health and wellbeing. Most of us take part in some activities that help us stay physically fit- by going to the gym, taking a walk, swimming or playing a sport.

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Invest in your emotional health

Staying mentally and emotionally healthy helps us face challenges, stresses, and setbacks. It also equips us to be more functional in our daily lives. 

A person who is mentally and emoti...

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Take care of your physical health

Physical health plays an important role in ensuring that you are mentally healthy. 

You can stay healthy by eating well, getting adequate rest and exercise, and actively taking ca...

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Exercise and get some fresh air

Daily exposure to sunlight helps avoid depression.

Physical activity is also beneficial for the mind. Exercise boosts energy, reduces stress and mental fatigue. 

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Take care of yourself

Expressing your emotions constructively makes it easier to cope with your stresses and conflicts. 

  • Set time aside for yourself to attend to your own emotional needs.
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Spend time with dear ones

It gives you a sense of being valued and appreciated. 

Have lunch with a colleague, or make plans to meet a friend you haven’t spent time with in a while. No technology can replac...

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Pursue a hobby

It keeps your mind occupied and can also give you an outlet to express your emotions. Hobbies can help you overcome stress and increase your self-esteem.

Picking up a new skill challen...

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Manage your stress

Find your strategy to manage your stress so that you can take better care of yourself. 

This could include talking to a friend, believing in yourself, reappraising and reinterpret...

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Accept and believe in yourself

Identifying and owning your strengths and accepting your weaknesses gives you the courage to believe in yourself and the strength to move on. 

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Count your blessings

Being grateful for what you have helps you stay optimistic about your future and boosts your mental health. 

Maintain a gratitude journal. Every night before going to bed, write d...

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Express yourself

Being able to express what we’re feeling, or what we like or don’t like, can help us de-clutter our minds. 

There are no good or bad. emotions. Every emotion is important and...

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Ask for help

When you feel sad, challenged, frustrated, confused, angry, or just simply overwhelmed and unable to cope, speak to someone you trust – a spouse, friend, parent, sibling or relative. 

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Emotional Regulation

It means having the skills to control your behavior, emotions and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals.

Emotional regulation skills enable us to live a healthy and well-balanced life, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Applying The Power Of Choice

You have to recognize that you have the choice in how you react to situations.

This will empower you to work with the challenges that you face in your life: you'll have clarity, focus and a purpose.

The STOPP Technique

... to control your emotions:

  • S – Stop
  • T – Take A Breath
  • O – Observe – your thoughts and feelings
  • P- Pull Back – put in some perspective – what is the bigger picture?
  • P – Practice What Works – Proceed – what is the best thing to do right now?

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Stress and motivation

Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.

However, while a little stress can help us stay motivated, chronic stress can leave us irritable, depressed, distracted and anxious. 

Not all stress is bad for you

  • “Good stress”: which psychologists refer to as “eustress,” is the stress we feel when we’re excited about something.
  • Acute stress: when something surprises us or catches us off guard. Acute stress is the body’s response to ensure you react and take measures to deal with the unexpected situation. It has no lasting negative effects if we deal with it quickly and move on.

Build your resilience

Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.

As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.

Brain drain

Relying on tech to “do it for you” can make us mentally lazy. 

Research by University College London into the brains of trainee taxi drivers showed that those who had passed the famous “Knowledge” test to learn routes across the city’s 25,000 streets and thousands of places of interest had a greater volume of grey matter in their posterior hippocampus — the nerve cells in the brain where processing takes place — than when they started.

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Speaking more than two languages has a protective effect on memory in seniors who practice foreign languages over their lifetime or at the time of the study.