# Our Mental and Emotional health #

These days, it is being seen that the corona is again beginning to take a frightful form every day, due to which everyone is living in fear and we all are going through terrible stress.

More and more people are not dying of disease itself, but due to unmanageable stress of the pertaining situations. We are suffering from stress and anxiety due to the abnormal situation in the present scenario.

In such a situation, mental and emotional health has paramount importance for our overall health and immunity.

Most of us are now health conscious and take part in some kind of physical activity – like going to the gym, morning walks, swimming or indoor game, etc.

Similarly, to maintain mental and emotional health, we should have some activities as well.

There is usually a misconception that having no mental health disorder means that the person is mentally and emotionally healthy.

Experts say that no depression and anxiety, do not necessarily mean that the person is mentally or emotionally healthy. We should know what are the signs of being mentally healthy of a person.

Why invest in our emotional health?

Managing emotions and maintaining emotional balance is an important skills. Lack of emotion regulation skills can lead to poor health, relationship difficulties, and mental health problems.

Staying mentally and emotionally healthy helps us to face challenges, stresses, and failures and also boosts our immunity.

It helps us to do more tasks in daily life. A person who is mentally and emotionally healthy is equipped to face the challenges that life brings.

Take care of your mental well-being.

The idea of ​​taking care of your mental well-being can be challenging. However, experts say that you can take care of your mental well-being by incorporating some simple daily activities into your routine or making some minor changes in your lifestyle. Here are some ways you can start:

Take care of your physical health :

Physical health plays an important role in ensuring that you are mentally healthy as well. By eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising, you can stay physically fit.

Healthy Diet:

Fresh nutrient-rich food helps the body to cope with daily stress. Foods rich in vitamin B-12 and omega-3 fatty acids keep the levels of mood-regulating chemicals high in the brain.

It is also important to get adequate rest;

The body fixes its daily wear and tear while we are sleeping. Lack of sleep can make you feel tired, stressed, and sick. Adequate exercise also improves appetite and helps you get enough sleep which is important for your mental well-being.

Exercise and get some fresh air :

In the morning, we should enjoy a morning walk in the nearby parks and get fresh air and exercise. We know that Sunlight increases serotonin production in the brain – a chemical that regulates mood. Staying in sunlight daily helps in avoiding depression.

Physical activity is also beneficial for the brain. Exercise increases energy, and reduces stress and mental fatigue. Find an activity that you enjoy so that this process can be exciting for you.

Take care of yourself :

Taking care of yourself is an essential part of mental and emotional well-being. Expressing your feelings in a constructive way makes it easier to face stress and conflict.

Set aside time for yourself

Look at your emotional needs, read good books, feel satisfied yourself, and be free without worrying about your daily tasks.

Being more conscious means being in the present without thinking too much about the past or the future; choose who you want to respond to, rather than drifting away with whatever appears to be in your mind.

Stay close to people with whom you enjoy :

Spending time with people you love and whom you get along with, brings a feeling of being valued and appreciated. Having healthy relationships with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors will help you in better emotional health

Yes, we should plan to have lunch with a colleague and spend some time with an unseen friend. It is true that no technology can replace a smile or a hug for a beloved.

Engage in a hobby, or a new activity :

We should try to participate in activities that make us happy. We should have hobbies that keep us busy and happy. It can help us express our feelings, especially the ones we find difficult to share with others. Hobbies can help relieve stress and increase self-esteem.

I have adopted a new hobby of drawing and painting that keeps me fresh, and busy. The learning process helps to change patterns of thinking as we focus on new skills. Picking a new skill can be a challenge, but our concentration level increases and We enjoy learning something new. It also boosts our confidence and helps facing new challenges and new people.

Handle stress :

We all have certain people that cause stress. We should Identify those reasons, and reinterpret them. In some situations, you can try to stay away from stress-causing situations, but this is not always possible..

In some cases, Stress-causing situations can be avoided, but you need to be able to differentiate which situations can and cannot be avoided. we should make strategies to manage our stress so that we can take better care of ourselves, Yes, we can add meditation, walking, listening to music, exercising, etc to our daily routine.,

Accept Yourself and Have Faith :

It is a fact that We are all different, and we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Identifying and acknowledging your strengths and acknowledging your weaknesses gives you the courage to believe in yourself and the strength to move forward.

Each one has weaknesses, and you also have them; You can choose to change the weaknesses that you do not like or to accept the weaknesses you can live with. But accepting that you have some weaknesses like everyone else does.

That it is okay that you are less than perfect is an important component of your mental and emotional well-being. Set realistic goals. Try to know your abilities and create boundaries accordingly.

Count your blessings :

This may sound like a cliché, but it is true that when you are grateful for what you have, your attention shifts from what you do not have. Studies show that when you are grateful for what you have, it helps you stay optimistic about the future and boosts your mental health.

We can maintain a thank you journal.

Before going to sleep every night, write what you are thankful for that day. If you allow yourself to be grateful and count blessings, you will realize that there is no day when you have not been thankful to someone, no matter what the circumstances.

Express Yourself :

Many times, we are shy in expressing negative feelings. It is the fact that expressing what we like or don’t like reduces the congestion of our minds. Suppressing our emotions is a coping strategy for many of us, yet it can be harmful.

Suppression of Emotions can cause depression or anxiety disorders. All we need to know is how to express ourselves so that it does not wreak havoc on us, our relationships, and the environment. No emotion is good or bad by itself.

Call for help when you feel underwhelmed :

There is no one on the whole earth whose life is independent of stress, anxiety, or bad mood. When you feel sad, challenged, frustrated, angry, or just nervous and unable to cope, talk to someone you can trust – maybe your spouse, friend, parent, or sibling, if It is possible.

If you feel that more support is needed, go to a physician or counselor.

Remember that there is no shame in asking for help – it is a sign of great strength, not weakness. You do not have to face the challenges of life alone. Flexible people use the available support systems to take care of themselves…

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12 replies

  1. बहुत अच्छा लगा, मन चंगा तो,,,,

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  2. To me the hardest part is counting my blessings. Not because I feel like I don’t have them or because I want to play the victim. I just feel stupid when I try to say to myself that I am grateful for something… which I’m pretty sure it should not happen. I need to work on this!

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    • I am happy that you accept your shortcoming and try to correct them.
      Someone said to his friend — You have taken a wrong decision in this project.
      He replied patiently — No, I take the decision and then try to prove it right.
      Thanks for sharing your feelings.

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  3. Nothing more is needed in this blog
    It’s well written.
    Thanks for sharing and highlighting its importance.
    Best wishes.
    More power to you.

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  4. Our mental and emotional health require many things.Blog has no of tips.
    Above all spiritual thoughts reduce stress.

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