Many people wonder: what is mental health? Well, it’s how mentally well you are. You can be super healthy, but if you have poor mental health, such as depression, anxiety, and other issues, it can be quite a stressful thing.
You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body. Did you know that you can take care of your mind, too? Mental health is the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world around us. Times have been tough since the COVID-19 outbreak, and people had to adapt to various restrictions such as lockdowns and other effects of the pandemic. It is good that things are starting to get to normal, but there is still uncertainty about the future. When we practice good mental health, it is easier to handle stress and other problems.
Take care of your body. Our bodies and our minds are connected. When you take care of your body, you also take care of your mind.
Get enough sleep. Sleep has a huge effect on mental health. When we get enough sleep, it is easier to cope with stress, handle problems, concentrate, think positively and remember things.
Doing things we enjoy is good for our health. It helps us feel refreshed and helps us feel good about ourselves. Then it is easier to cope with stress and other problems. When we feel sad or worried, we often stop doing the little things that make us happy. This makes us feel worse.
Make a list of the things you can do each day that make you happy. Then give yourself time for these activities. Use your problem-solving skills to find ways to add more of these activities in your life. Here is an example. You may put “reading funny books” on your list, but you think that you do not have time to read. After doing some problem solving, you might start bringing your book to work or school to read during your lunch break.
Social networks are a big part of our overall mental health. Our social networks are the people in our lives who support us, celebrate our successes and help us deal with problems.
There are many different ways we can help each other:
To stay healthy, we need to find help when we start to feel unwell. The same is true for mental health. Mental health problems are easier to care for when they are caught quickly. If you are feeling unwell and nothing seems to help, it is important to talk to your doctor or counsellor.
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