Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

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.

How to improve your mental health

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.

Meditate

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.

 

Author Bio:

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.

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24 Comments

    • BohoFlower
      June 14, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 🙂

  1. June 8, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Yes! You never really think of music having so much power, but it really can impact our moods!

  2. June 8, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    These are all awesome tips, but I strongly agree with the music one. It really is such a powerful way to help center us when we need a little something extra to help get us through the day.

  3. June 8, 2017 / 11:21 am

    These are all such great tips! I am a huge believe in good music, and exercise. I always feel so much better after a good workout. 🙂

  4. June 8, 2017 / 2:19 am

    I so needed this today. I struggle with Anxiety and Depression and think there needs to be so much more of THIS on the internet! As a society, we ignore the mental health and focus completely on physical looks, not even health necessarily. I really appreciate you shedding some light on this issue and introducing some coping strategies!

  5. June 8, 2017 / 1:32 am

    Did you know that trees emit chemicals that are calming to humans?! Add that to the list of reasons why taking a walk in the woods or otherwise indulging in nature is such a good idea when your thoughts are starting to weigh you down!

  6. June 7, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I love this post! I completely agree with traveling that’s the best way to unleash!

  7. June 7, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    These are great tips! One that I always go back to is remember to smile! There’s a psychological experiment where a group of people put a pen in their mouths. Half the group was told to put it between their teeth, so their face looked like a grin, and the other half was told to close their lips around it, so their mouth was shaped like an O. At the end, the psychologists tested their moods, and the people who acted like they were grinning were actually happier than those who didn’t! So, even when you’re fake smiling, you’re boosting your mood!

    • BohoFlower
      June 8, 2017 / 11:22 am

      That’s so incredible. I once went to a laughing yoga session where you just fake laugh until you are actually in such a state that you can’t stop laughing anymore. Everyone was in a super happy mood afterwards 🙂

  8. June 7, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Love this advice. I am working on being more mindful – it’s difficult to get started sometimes because you can get caught in a loop of self depreciation or stuck in “auto mode” on life. I just need to pause to remember to take a moment for myself every once in a while.

  9. June 7, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I definitely need to work on my self talk and focus on positivity instead of criticism. But I love getting out in nature, exercising and meditating through yoga to give my mind a boost!

  10. June 7, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Thank you, these are helpful tips. I like the idea of bouncing on a trampoline, and I totally agree that music is medicine for the soul and mind! Also for me meditation totally helps my moods.

  11. June 7, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    This is wonderful, I really need to stop the self-criticism. Also, I could use some meditation as well!

  12. June 7, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    I love these simple tips! I always feel so much healthier and happier when I do these things. I also think nourishing your body with healthy foods impacts your mental health. When I eat well, I feel better mind, body and soul.

  13. June 7, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Exercising and meditation has greatly contributed to a more positive outlook on life! I love how simple things can make a huge difference!

  14. June 7, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Good reminders. Walking through nature is healing. I love walking on a path near a local pond. Spending time with friends also gives a mental boost.

  15. June 7, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    This is huge for me! I am always all about improving my mental health thanks for these great tips.

  16. June 7, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I Love this so much. We can never be too kind to ourselves. We can never love ourselves enough! We’re too caught up on making everyone around us feel good but we very rarely think of ourselves!

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  17. June 7, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Your blog is beautiful, and I LOVE your logo! Great post… These are definitely things we should all try to bring balance and joy to our lives!

  18. June 7, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Sawoni! Love these ideas. Self value and care are so important and working out has changed my life: adds a new perspective and outlook, keeps healthy endorphines flowing!!! Great article!

  19. June 7, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Beautifully written. It’s so true, we tend to read articles on how to improve our looks and not our mental health. Thank you for bringing awareness to this topic.

  20. June 7, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I love hte idea of just bouncing on the trampoline. It’s these little things we can do to help change our perspective and help our minds! Also, I love your blog, so beautiful!

  21. June 7, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I love doing fun exercises like bouncing on the trampoline, playing basketball, etc. Not only is it good for me physically, but it is so much better when it’s something fun that feels like a game instead of an intense workout.

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