Basic Personal Principles For Good Mental Health

Without fear of being wrong, most of us have a very busy lifestyle, as if 24 hours a day were not enough to carry out all the activities we ...

Without fear of being wrong, most of us have a very busy lifestyle, as if 24 hours a day were not enough to carry out all the activities we have planned. Sometimes we even stop doing things simply because we don't have the time to do anything.

This is how we let life go by to the point of stressing us more than normal. That is why the WHO has published a Guide for intervention in mental health, as it is not something to be taken lightly since many diseases develop from the emotions we feel. In this case, we could mention stress, depression, anxiety, among others.

If these conditions are not diagnosed in time, it could be serious, since we can talk about suicide in the worst case.

Our balanced mind and body

Now, understanding that mental health is something very important that we must take care of in order to avoid devastating consequences, I share with you some ideas that you can apply in your life and thus feel much better emotionally, despite the fact that your lifestyle is very accelerated.

1. Give yourself time for everything

Franklin Covey, creator of the “Leader in Me” program, in his 7 Habits for Successful People, affirms that we all have to organize ourselves to make sure that the time we spend enough time does not neglect the important areas that make us feel good; he classifies them as the brain, the heart, the body, and the passion.

If we are aware that not everything in life is about work (brain area), we could give ourselves the time to do things from the heart, that is, have space during the day to enjoy with family, loved ones and friends. . We would also have time to exercise (area of ​​the body) and finally the passion that is about being able to develop some skill doing what we really like, that is, our life mission.

If you want to have your mind and body balanced, get organized, and plan your day-to-day, so you don't neglect these important areas that will make you feel good about yourself and thus your mental health will improve significantly.

2. Rest

Some people rest by watching a TV show, others by reading a good book, and others by sleeping. You can choose how your body and mind can rest. The common thing is to clear the mind of all responsibilities and obligations to reduce stress and hustle and bustle, that way you can have good mental health.

Remember that at this point it is also important to sleep for at least 8 hours without interruptions so that your body can recover and recharge the energy you will need during the day.

3. Eat healthily

Many times the fatigue is extreme and we usually choose to eat junk, fatty and high-calorie foods, this is a way to trick our brain and thus be able to activate it. However, you will know that this diet will harm your physical and mental health in the long run, since you will start with problems of obesity, fatigue, among others.

That is why it is important to eat healthy in a balanced way so that your general health remains stable. For example: drink a lot of water, eat fruits, vegetables, cereals, and proteins; Remember that you don't have to be a nutrition expert to select healthy foods.

4. Exercise

To maintain good mental health, it is recommended to carry out any physical activity, it can be riding a bicycle, going to the gym, walking 30 minutes during the day, walking your pets, running. Keep in mind that everything depends on the lifestyle you have and committing yourself to achieve the goals you have in mind.

Remember that when we exercise, substances that stimulate the brain to feel good are released, such as the hormones serotonin and dopamine.

5. Sunlight

Sunbathing has great benefits for our physical and mental health. At least get used to going out for 15 minutes a day at a reasonable time when the sun's rays are not so harmful to your skin.

Sunbathing will help improve your mood, as you will relax; therefore your emotions will be balanced to the point of leaving stress aside.

6. Have pets

Pets are wonderful and exceptional living beings, when you have the opportunity to have dogs, cats, ferrets, or other pets, they will make you feel good.

Taking care of pets relaxes the mind, reduces stress, and is also fun since they will give you instant joy and peace. That is why having pets is something that experts recommend.

7. Think of you

Many times we make the mistake of putting aside our own needs in order to satisfy those of others. That can harm your mental health since you will not be doing what you really like and want. Remember that it is not about sacrificing everything for your loved ones, simply because you also need things like them. 

Now that you know some tips to improve your mental health, don't hesitate to apply them to your life to avoid suffering the consequences. Remember, learn to organize yourself in your day-to-day, so you can cover all your needs and you will feel wonderful.


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