Mental health is important, and having good mental health is powerful and infectious. Your mental health influences your work life, relationships, emotional, and social well-being. It affects everything; how you think, act, and feel every day. Your mental health is an indicator of how well you can make decisions, deal with stress, and live a healthy life.
And so, it is vital to find ways to improve your mental health. When you turn your attention to caring for your mental health, you will find positive solutions to your problems and you can slowly teach your brain to take control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions instead of them controlling you.
And research shows that good mental health can also reduce symptoms of physical ailments like heart disease and more by reducing anxiety and stress levels. It also helps you think clearly and increases your productivity.
So, take charge of your mental health today with 5 simple tips.
1) Workout Regularly
One of the best ways to improve mental well-being is to keep the mind and body engaged in physical activity for just a few minutes every day. This could be as simple as taking a walk with your friends or family or maintaining an exercise schedule you can follow.
Simply engaging in 5-10 minutes of leisurely workouts can cause chemical changes in your brain and improve your mood by a significant margin.
So, get started on simple activities like walking, jogging etc., with a group of your friends or head off on a solo run listening to your favourite music or podcasts. And just that ten minutes of effort can elevate your mood tenfold.
2) Maintain a Healthy Diet
Research shows that diet affects mental health and a poor diet low on vitamins or essential nutrients can adversely affect brain functions. Therefore, it is important to eat a balanced diet with nutrient-rich foods that can provide us with ample energy.
You can also include Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet through supplements like flaxseed oil or foods like chia seeds, salmon, cod liver oil, walnuts, soybeans, and other similar items.
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3) Get Enough Sleep
Sleep matters more than you may expect to recharge the mind, body, and build better mental health. And if you are having trouble sleeping, make sure you take a break from computer screens, phones, tablets, and more, at least 30 minutes before your bedtime.
This way, your mind is away from the bright lights of the screens and can slowly fall into a more relaxed state by bedtime. Take these 30 minutes to listen to calming music, and rest well for a stable mindset.
You can also try ORGANIC INDIA’s Simply Chamomile herbal infusion tea for a soothing bedtime drink that can help you with anxiety and sleepless nights. This tea also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties effective in treating colds and healing wounds. This caffeine-free drink with its aromatic earthy flavour can help you on your journey to the slumber lands.
4) Remind Yourself to Breathe
Sometimes, stress, anxiety, anger, and other negative emotions can subconsciously disrupt your pattern of breathing, affecting your overall mental health. If you pay close attention, you may notice that your breathing becomes shallow, short and rapid whenever you are stressed out.
So, as soon as you notice yourself getting stressed out, take a step back from your work or life and inhale deeply. You can try closing your eyes, taking a few more deep breaths and gradually regulate your breathing by becoming more aware of it.
As you gain control of your breathing again, you may notice that your mind has become clearer and that what was once bothering you seems like a solvable problem now.
5) Experiment with New Activities
It is always necessary to keep the mind engaged and active with new experiences and mind-challenging activities. So, try to take up a new hobby like painting, coloring, cooking, and more to bring out your creative side, promoting your mental well-being in the process.
Remember to take solid breaks from your work and life in general by engaging yourself in activities that turn the switch of your daily routine and break free from monotony. You can try activities as simple as grocery shopping, cleaning, picking out clothes for tomorrow’s day, and lots more.
Self-Care for Better Mental Health
ORGANIC INDIA wishes you a happy, peaceful, and mindful World Mental Health Day, and asks that you focus on caring for yourself every day to improve your mental well-being. Live a conscious, healthy lifestyle with chemical-free product choices and check out ORGANIC INDIA for certified organic products.