Expressing your emotions constructively makes it easier to cope with your stresses and conflicts.
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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 essential. What makes it healthy or unhealthy is the intensity of the experience, and how it was expressed.
Daily exposure to sunlight helps avoid depression.
Physical activity is also beneficial for the mind. Exercise boosts energy, reduces stress and mental fatigue.
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 challenge you, increase your concentration levels, and makes you feel good about learning something new.
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 down what you are thankful for on that day.
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 reinterpreting your situation, meditating, going for a walk, listening to music, and exercising.
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 care of your physical 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 emotionally healthy is able to connect with themselves and other people, and able to respond to the challenges that life throws in their path.
Identifying and owning your strengths and accepting your weaknesses gives you the courage to believe in yourself and the strength to move on.
Accepting that you have some weaknesses just like everyone else, is a key ingredient of your mental and emotional wellbeing.
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 replace a smile or a hug.
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.
You don’t need to face the challenges of life alone. Resilient people make use of the support systems that are available to help them care for themselves.
Prevention is the best medicine. It is really difficult to pull out of negative spirals once we've fallen into them.
Not that pulling out of these problems is impossible. It isn't. But it can be a struggle. Life can be much better if we can creatively avoid these negative cycles in the first place.
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.
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.
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