Stay away from toxic people
We all have toxic people in our lives who can’t be avoided, whether it be a parent or parent-in-law, a sibling or a sibling’s spouse, a friend. Dealing with toxic people is not easy and copings skills take time to develop. Toxic people only have the power to upset you if you allow them to upset you. Even if you can’t distance yourself physically, you always have the control to keep yourself emotionally distance. Identifying such people in your life is the first step on the way of desensitizing from their words and actions. Try to set limits and boundaries for them to keep you mentally fit.
Get enough sleep
Sleep plays a crucial function in maintaining good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting sufficient quality of sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, quality of life, and well-being. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health as well. The right amount of sleep improves work efficiency and perks up daily routine work and keeps you fresh throughout the day.
Socialize with positive people.
Optimistic and constructive socialization is the type of social learning that is based on pleasurable and exciting experiences. We tend to like the people who fill our social learning processes with positive motivation, care, love, and pleasing occasion. Socialization has many effects on individual behavior and personality so I suggest you keep yourself surrounded by those who help you to grow in every aspect of life whether it is personal or professional.
Play a constructive role in society. Being human we all have the responsibility to help each other instead of pulling each other down. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”Be aware of your surroundings if anybody needs help don’t wait till the request you to help Instead, offer your help, and offer precise ways that you would like to help.“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan
“Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.” Meditation is a natural method to place the human soul in conscious contact with God, who is within man and filter through the entire universe. Meditation gives peace against the stresses of everyday life and allows us to enter the door to the deepest and heavenly part of ourselves.
Spend quality time with your loved ones.
Spending time with the family is the most important time that helps you to reduce stress. Spending time with family build up family ties stronger. Also, families who enjoy group activities will create strong relationships and handle stressful situations with easiness. Unfortunately, it is being observed that adults and kids both spend more than 3 hours approximately on social media each day and hours a day on social media, you may be disheartened to learn that the average family spends a fraction of that time together each day.
Involve in stress-reducing activities.
Art is one of the great activities to elevate your mood. Coloring, sketching, painting or anything associated with art and craft help you to keep your mind stress free. Many people who are artistically inclined say that the creation of their art is a wonderful stress reliever. The creation of art can provide a catharsis for difficult emotions, a distraction from stressful thoughts. Even those who are not artistically inclined can still benefit from artistic creation
Seek professional help if you need it.
Sometimes people do not understand or acknowledge their mental health problems or take it lightly. It is important to identify whether their negative mood and mental stress are persistent that disturb their daily routine or its just temporary state of mind. If you are facing constant negative emotions then do not hesitate to seek professional help.
‘Mental health is as important as physical health’.
Author: Saba Naz (Psychologist)