Are you feeling stressed, depressed, Anxious or flooded with thoughts, and don’t know what to do ?That’s an everyday struggle with most of the people on this planet. Struggling with mental health can have such a huge impact on your daily life.
It makes it really hard to achieve the goals of your life as you’re hit by doubts about your own desires and targets.
In this blog I will share 10 tips with you that you can implement instantly and improve your mental health:
1. Write Down Everything You Think Is Going Wrong
Take a pen and paper and do a “brain dump” of your feelings.
Write down all of the things that are overwhelming, troubling, or stressing you out.
Keep writing until you can’t think of anything more to write.
The act of physically writing down your thoughts does several things:
It helps you prioritize your concerns, worries and fears.
Therefore, your brain gets a message that actually some things need not to worry about. You no longer have to panic about these things. .
It relieves your mind of the burden of these thoughts because now you can see through things more clearly.
2. Go Outside
It’s also scientifically proven that Fresh air or being outdoors can significantly change and improve your mood.
Finding somewhere green to go, or on a hike, or just taking a short walk on your lunch break at work are a few simple ways to boost up your mood.
3. Declutter Your Environment
Whether it’s your desk at work, the car you’re driving, or your bedroom decluttering your environment is a good place to start.
Studies have also shown that clutter raises your stress levels and makes you feel depressed and unhappy.
In my experience I never realized how litter is affecting me until I cleaned up the area around me.
After clearing unnecessary stuff I always feel much better when I have more space around me..
4. Stay Away From Negative Media
If you’re feeling anxious or depressed don’t watch or read things that make it worse.
I love watching and reading psychological thrillers, but I also know they’re very heavy and take a toll on my peace and mental comfort. Even though they’re entertaining, I try to avoid them especially when I’m already fearful or sad because they add fuel to my gloominess and make it harder to get out of a bad spot.
Hence, stay away from super sad or potentially upsetting movies, tv, books, or music.
Take a break from social media (unless you’re using it to look up for positive quotes).
Don’t turn on the news. You can catch up on things tomorrow. Relax!
5. Spend Time With a Pet or Child
Thinking too much about the past or being anxious about the future is also what makes your mental health suffer to a very large extent.
See an example of animals and kids, they are always living in the present moment, how happy and carefree they are, of course they worry less. Be more like a child.
Spending time with your pet and kids makes you feel bright, isn’t it?
6. Call a Family Member or Friend
It’s really easy to isolate yourself when you’re struggling with your mental health.
Try to reach out to a close friend or family member at such a time.
Even if you don’t talk about what you’re going through, social interaction is helpful when you’re feeling downhearted.
7. Practice Gratitude
Saying thanks to someone, helping someone, expressing gratitude for nature or more positive things around you are just some simple ways that will make you feel happy.
It’s harder to maintain a negative mental state when you’re sharing and feeling positive emotions. Instead you build strong relationships and improve your mental health.
8. Stay Away From Alcohol, Caffeine or Other Mood-Altering Substances
A healthy sleep comes to your mind when you talk about alcohol and caffeine and their effects on mental health. That in itself is a long topic to cover.
Alcohol is known to increase your stress and stress is known to increase the risk of alcohol.
Better not go near alcohol during the times of depression. Having a cup or two of coffee in the morning or afternoon is normal but over-caffeinating is likely to make things worse.
If you’re anxious, caffeine (a stimulant) will ramp up your anxiety tenfold.
While substance use may provide a temporary escape, you will feel significantly worse mentally coming down from the high (figurative or literal).
9. Take Care of Your Appearance
When you’re in a bad mental state, often the first thing to go out the window is hygiene.
If you haven’t yet, brush your teeth, take a shower, and brush your hair, go for it now!
Taking it a step further, do something that makes you feel good about your appearance. It could be doing your hair, getting a new haircut, changing hair color /or makeup, or putting on a nice outfit.
Even though your outward appearance isn’t the most important thing about you, cleaning up and dressing up will give you more confidence and help you feel better on the inside.
10. Engage in a Comforting Hobby
People who participate in some kind activities/hobbies are likely to suffer less from low moods, stress, or stagnation.
Many people engage themselves in physical exercise, athletics, creative endeavors like painting, or academic hobbies etc.
These activities are not only amusing but also good for your physical and mental health. You are more likely to stay away from meaningless thoughts and feelings.
Anything that makes you feel more relaxed and comfortable without any harmful or negative side effects.
If you’re in a really dark place or things feel like they’re getting out of control, call +923114482787, or visit www.tahirarubabhafeez.com to chat online for support 24/7. Always remember you are not alone!
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About the Author
Ms Tahira Rubab is an internationally authorized and certified Clinical psychologist. she is known as Clinical psychologist, sex therapist, motivational speaker, capacity building Trainer, and tv analyst.Feel free to contact and book appointment 03114482787