There are many types of well-being: physical, economic, social, emotional, psychological, etc. Your mental wellbeing is all about your thoughts and feelings. According to the World Health Organization, when we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities.
Let’s dive into a discussion around mental well-being.
What Does It Look Like?
A positive mental well being can look like:
- Feeling confident in yourself
- Building and maintain positive relationships
- Having a sense of purpose
- Living and working productively
- Coping with the normal stresses of day-to-day life
- Managing changes
What Can Affect Your Mental Well Being?
Finding a positive person, or community, that will stand being you through tough times can mean everything. Focus your energy on people who support you, strengthen your confidence and self-esteem, and understand that you want to prioritize your mental health. Pets also count as “people”.
Our Physical Health
Taking care of our physical bodies can boost our mood, confidence, and self-esteem. Small changes make a big difference. In particular, exercise can limit stress and anxiety because it naturally lowers our stress hormone (cortisol). Any kind of exercise can boost your mood, increase concentration, and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Our Emotional Health
According to CABA, “practicing mindfulness can help you understand and manage strong emotions so that rather than feeling overwhelmed, you’re able to approach difficult situations with a sense of calm and clarity.”
Find Ways To Relax
“Relaxing is one of those things that’s easy to say and harder to do. Unwinding and staying calm can take practice. Write down a list of ideas for positive ways that you can de-stress. Try them out, one step at a time. When something works, try it again. Just remember that you’re going for wellness. Those short-term fixes (we’re talking pills, alcohol, and other forms of substance abuse) aren’t going to help in the long run. So cross them off the list. Add a mental image or a photo of a beautiful place that you’ll visit someday.”
Be Nice To Yourself
When you are struggling, it’s so easy to be hard on yourself and to focus on the negatives rather than the positives. Try to be compassionate towards yourself and recognize those “small wins”. Self-compassion means being gentle and kind towards yourself.
Consider Professional help
There is absolutely no shame in confiding in a professional. It may seem scary at first, or even awkward, but talking out your feelings can be very therapeutic. Seeing a professional does not mean that you are broken, it means that you are actively seeking out ways that may help you feel better.
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