Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It impacts the way we think, feel and act in life. Taking care of our mental health can help us cope with the stresses of life, be more productive, increase focus and have good relationships.
Here are 10 easy tips to manage your mental health without disrupting your daily lifestyle.
Physical exercise has been found to do more for us than keep us fit and healthy. Exercising regularly can help us feel more relaxed, sleep better at night and have a positive impact on our mental health. No matter how or when, find a few minutes to exercise every day for improved mental health.
2. Eat well
A healthy diet and a healthy mind go hand in hand. While the relationship between our eating habits and mental health is complex, it’s certainly a significant one. Having a well-balanced meal keeps our energy levels just right and improves our mood. Spend some time observing how your food looks, feels and tastes. It helps us pay more attention to our foods and gives us an opportunity to select healthier options.
3. Have a good night’s sleep
Have you ever had trouble falling asleep when you were stressed or anxious? Stress has a direct impact on our sleep quality and duration. Long periods of inadequate or poor-quality sleep can have a severe impact on our mental & physical health. Put your electronics away and take some time for yourself before bedtime. Reading a good book and sipping on a soothing cup of Lavender & Rose herbal tea really helps!
4. Pursue a hobby
Leisure activities that we enjoy doing can have a significantly positive impact on our mental health. They help us enjoy some work-free and responsibility-free time and break the monotony of the day. So find something you truly enjoy doing and book some time for yourself every day!
5. Set realistic goals
Have you ever had burnout because of a missed deadline or an overbearing number of tasks on your to-do list? Setting unrealistic goals for ourselves can take a serious toll on our mental health and reduces motivation, focus, concentration and in turn, productivity. So the next time you sit down to set your goals, make sure they’re achievable within the defined amount of time and do not take a toll on your mental health.
6. Break the monotony
Routines are a great way to streamline our days and thoughts. However, when we abide by the same schedule for days, weeks and even months, it starts to feel restrictive and boring. The monotony of life can cause negative feelings and apprehension. It’s important to leave room for flexibility and breaks in your schedule. Travel, do something new or spend some time with your friends and family - small changes can do wonders for your mental health.
7. Limit technology use
In a world that’s constantly ‘On’, it’s difficult to take a breather from technology. However, several studies suggest that extended periods of screen use are associated with compromised wellbeing. It increases the risk of mental health issues like stress and anxiety, as well as physical issues like eyestrain, poor posture and sleep problems. So take some time off technology and electronic gadgets in your day. It’s recommended to stay away from technology just after waking up in the morning, during meal times and an hour before going to sleep. Try it and see the effects for yourself!
8. Stay in touch with friends
Human beings are social creatures. We need to feel belonged and are associated with others to lead a happier and healthier life. Spending time in the company of friends can lower rates of anxiety and depression and help improve mental health & self-esteem.
9. Stay active
In addition to regular exercise, being active throughout the day is important for our mental health. Long periods of sedentary lifestyle can give rise to negativity and hamper our well-being. It’s recommended to take short breaks between work to move around or take short walks.
10. Try a cup of Blue Pea Chamomile herbal tea
Butterfly Blue Pea Flower is a striking cobalt blue brain-booster. Its regular consumption increases Nootropic activity in the brain and Acetylcholine (ACh) content in the body to boost memory, creativity, motivation & cognitive function. Try Ausum Blue Pea Chamomile herbal tea to relax and unwind.