Do you remember the protagonist of the novel “Veronica Decides to Die” written by the celebrated author, Paolo Coelho? She takes such a drastic step in her life apparently for no reason at all. Well, though it may occur to you that it is a just a story but the issue that is highlighted here is being faced by millions of people from all over the world.
Mental health plays one of the most significant roles in the case of our overall wellbeing and is, undoubtedly one of the most under-rated one. Studies have revealed that one in every four people, in the entire global arena, will face mental concerns at least one point in their life or the other.
Almost, every day, we get bombarded with the diet plans, exercise programs as well as blog posts describing how important physical health is and what food, drinks and vitamin supplements to take and what to avoid.
What is mostly ignored is our mental health. Just because it is not overtly visible, most often people do not take note of it. But mental health is something that can enhance the quality of your life for the better or can wreak havoc pushing one towards embracing wrong judgements resulting to dire consequences.
There can be many reasons for this. Some we can understand and some are incomprehensible as they just impact our subconscious mind. But, whatever the case may be, the mental health problems can still be addressed. And for that you do not have to dedicate a lot of your effort and time.
Here are some of the simple ways with the help of which you will be able to find the right balance in your life and improve your mental health. Just spare a couple of minutes and read on to gain an insight.
Start to Value Yourself
One of the greatest mistake that we commit each day is self-criticism. We keep on brooding over our past mistakes and blame ourselves for anything wring that has ever happened to us.
But remember the proverb “to err is human”? It truly is. It is only by identifying and rectifying our mistakes that we get to assess ourselves and thus, make progress. You have to accept that it is okay to be wrong, at times.
Stay away from self-criticism
Try to treat yourself with respect and kindness. Get used to pampering yourself. Make time for things that you love to do. Plant a garden, stare at things, do something stupid and laugh at it. Learn a new language, take dance or karate lessons or try playing an instrument. Try something different each day that you have never done before. To learn to value your life you should first start to value yourself. Only then you will be able to achieve your motive.
Listen to Good Music
Music can melt hearts, transcend barriers and uplift your mood even when you are low. A soulful tune can calm your mind even when you are most tormented mentally. So bring in and utilise the power of music in your life.
It has been, in fact, shown after probing that listening to melancholy tracks can actually elevate your temperament in the long run. Sad songs can trigger a tear or two, which in turn relives you from stress and inspire you.
Music has such strong capabilities that even meditation uses the power of music to pacify the mind. So the next time, you feel down, try tolisten to a good piece and that is sure to rejuvenate your soul andprepare you to face the world with new zing and vigour.
Exercise Like Bounce on the Trampoline, At Least a Few Times, per Week
Exercising has its boon to offer not only for your physical fitness but also for your mental wellness.
First of all, regular exercising like walking, jogging, yoga and trampolining help you stay fit and be in shape. This enables you to be confident which ultimately leads to your mental wellness.
Bouncing on the trampolines at the trampoline park or jogging amidst nature also has its own set of mental benefits to offer. Research suggests that this helps to heal depressive symptoms. This way your quality of life gets enhanced.
Moreover, endorphins have magical effects on our mind. When you work out on a daily basis, it prompts the release of this hormone from your body. As a result of which you experience an instant boost of your mood.
So, exercise offers you the dual perks of improving both your physical and mental health. So you can hardly miss this one.
You may think of meditation to be a new age trend that is too nerve-racking to try. But the facts state otherwise. A host of health benefits are offered by meditation and enhancing your mental well- being is just one of them.
All you have to do is just spare five or ten minutes each day and try this out. This will increase your concentration level, boost up your mood and lead to your overall development.
There are a number of ways in which meditation can be practiced. But that does not mean that the process has to be very complex. Try to spare a few minutes just after you wake up or before you go to bed. This way you will be able to either start your day or go to sleep on a positive note.
Travel to Unleash Nature and Yourself
Sometimes a change in the scenery can lead to a change in the perspective. You will get to hear this from many people who have opined that their wanderlust has changed their life for the better.
It has, in fact, been proved by science that planning for a vacation and the overall anticipation for the trip augment your joy. Anywhere nearing a lake, sea or ocean can be an interesting place to start. This way your mind gets calmer and you can experience sheer bliss in the midst of nature.
The above are some of the ways which will assist you to find your way to happiness. The only way the human race can be relieved of the mental distress is if we, ourselves make an effort and attempt to steer away from stress and anguish and eventually, pave our way to pacify our minds.
Sawoni Chowdhury is an aficionado of writing. She is an expert writer and blogger and shares her views and opinions on a range of topics such as Lifestyle, Fitness, Yoga and lot more. She works with Jump In, which is among the most fun trampoline parks in the UK and has emerged as a favourite workout and event destination for both kids and adults.