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Here’s What We Can Do To Address Our Mental Health Needs

Mental health is one of the most important health indicators that define our overall health. However, it is also a highly unnoticed parameter by all of us. All thanks to our not-so-productive and hectic lifestyle, which we follow due to our inadequate work-life balance. Yeah! A majority of people in our age group lead an unproductive and morally weak lifestyle. Here, everyone in our age group struggles with a lack of positivity that also shapes our future course. Hence, we need to look for efforts through which we can enhance our overall productivity along with our mental limits.

Well, we can find hundreds of articles on mental health and other parameters that we need to address for a high-achieving lifestyle. However, none of those articles suggests the possible measures we could adopt to improve our lifestyle. So, here we will discuss some efforts we can put into making our lives worth living. Also, today, i.e. September 13, marks National Positive Thinking Day, so it will be good for us to incorporate these healthy habits into our lifestyles from this day itself.

Habits Necessary For A Sound Mental Health

It is true that the modern work culture demands extra effort from all of us. In such a case, leading a healthy lifestyle seems challenging but maintaining our physical and mental health remains with us only. Therefore, by bringing little modifications to our existing lifestyles, we can address our overall health requirements to a great extent. Here are some suggestions which we can follow to develop healthy habits for ourselves:

Self-Examination Is A Key: Usually, we avoid examining what we have done throughout our day. This habit leads us into trouble a lot because we fail to categorize our strengths as well as our weaknesses. However, by giving only 10 minutes of time to ourselves, we can grow our overall mental capabilities to a great extent. Additionally, by rewarding ourselves for good gestures and productivity, we can bring a lot of positivity to our attitude.

Wholesome Eating: It is true that our eating habits define our personality to a great extent. If we are habitual junk food eaters, our mood and physique will reflect it apparently. The worst part about it is our poor image in front of us. However, we can improve our overall health by keeping track of our nutrient intake and consuming fresh food prepared with green vegetables and fruits. Hence, we must be mindful of our diet and avoid oily and refrigerated food items. 

Ten-Minute Fasting Rule: It is true that mobile phones and gadgets have become an important part of our lives. However, it is also true that these devices have taken away our joy of living. Due to the excessive use of mobile devices, we started to lead highly stressful lives. For instance, a single notification on our headset can fill us with immense joy or with sorrow as well. Here, we should try a 10-minute fasting rule to take control of our mental health easily.

Ten-minute fasting rule is nothing special. It is just a separation of electronic devices, books, newspapers, and other materialistic things from us for ten minutes only. By doing so regularly, we can sense our emotions and give ourselves the time that we require a lot from ourselves.

Yoga Se Hi Hoga: A tagline that went popular for publicizing International Yoga Day to various sections of society. See, yogic exercises provide proper shape to our bodies with little effort. However, it is usually found that people hesitate to do yoga because they feel like it requires a lot of time and energy. However, the truth completely differs from those claims, as we can practice yoga with a few moves also. So, we should not engage ourselves in thinking extra; instead, we should start practising it from today itself. The best part about practising yoga is the increased energy level that we can experience after doing yoga for a few minutes only. No matter whether the last line sounds so funny but it is true that we can practice yoga steps even from our bed itself.

Meditation: Our brain is the most powerful weapon in this world. Well, this consideration only becomes true if we are capable of channelizing our thoughts in a positive direction. If we have no command of our mental capabilities, then we can’t harness the true potential of our capabilities. The best way to harness our mental capabilities lies in meditation. By practising meditation for only a few minutes a day, we can easily utilize our mental capabilities and can bring positivity to our lifestyle.

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