Good Mental Health in New Year
Do you have Good Mental Health? Are you free from tension, anxiety or stress? We are in the extreme last phase of the year 2023 and making ourselves ready to welcome the new year 2024. Is not it? All of us want to welcome a new year which will bring Happiness, Positivity, Prosperity and Peace in our life. Is not it? But if we are suffering from mental health issues like anxiety disorders, stress, depression etc., it will be impossible for us to feel the blessings of life-feel the essence of happiness, success or love and care of our friends and family members. That’s why it is a must to have GOOD MENTAL HEALTH to all.
Here 24 awesome tips are stated for our good mental health and we should practice those tips as the NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS for the upcoming year 2024 to ensure ourselves as those who are not only physically but also Mentally and Emotionally Healthy.
Be Flexible and Adopt Changes
Practice the habit of Flexibility in life because rigidity only gives you tension and stress and sometimes the feeling of odd one or isolated in the crowd. If you are flexible and can welcome the new changes in life, you will feel the ‘Inclusion’ with others and togetherness which will surely reduce your tension and stress. Sometimes you will be really feel Happiness, Sanity or Satisfaction in life by adopting the changes. So, Be Flexible in 2024 and be Happy.
Connect with Nature
Nature is our Great Healer, you will surely feel Calmness, Positivity, Essence of Beauty, Happiness and Peace in your life if you spend some minutes in nature everyday. When you are suffering from high anxiety or stress, you are feeling lost and numb for some reasons, then you should sit in the lap of nature- feel the gentle breeze passing by or listening the chirping of birds or simply feel the eternal beauty of nature. You will surely then rejuvenate yourself. Trust me, Practice the habit of connecting with nature and ensure your Sound Mental Health.
Practice Gratitude for Good Mental Health
Gratitude is essential for our wellbeing- gratitude not only help us to be GROUNDED but also helps us to explore and feel the blessings of almighty in our life. Practicing Gratitude in our everyday life gives us the sense of Fulfillment and Satisfaction, Happiness and Positivity and makes our relationships better and stronger. Several research findings proved the significance of practicing gratitude in everyday life as such stated in
“Gratitude has been found to be beneficially associated with social wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing (Jans-Beken et al., 2020).” Gratitude is an important “predictor of wellbeing and other desirable life outcomes” (Portocarrero et al., 2020, p. 6).
Being active is essential for your good mental health-we should do regular physical exercise may be for minimum 30-40 minutes. Physical exercises enhance the secretion of Feel Good Chemicals in our body like Endorphins. Physical exercises trigger the release of Dopamine and Serotonin in our body which are essential to improve our mood and reduces our stress and anxiety. So being active is essential for our good mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Eat Balanced Diet
For your sound mental health it is necessary to take a balanced diet- a diet rich in proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables. Proteins contains Amino acids which are essential for the Neurotransmitters of our brain and make us mentally healthy. We also need a diet with sufficient amount of vitamin and minerals loke zinc, iron, vitamin B12 etc. as the deficiency of those can cause depression, mood disorder or anxiety in us.
Get Good Sleep
For our Good Mental health sufficient amount of sleep is essential because lack of sleep is one of the main reasons for stress and anxiety in us. According to an article published by Harvard Medical School in August 2021, “Sleep and Mental Health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health. And those with mental health problems are more likely to have insomnia or other sleep disorders.” Sound sleep is essential for our sound mental health, sound sleep always reduce our anxiety, tension and stress.
Spend Time with Friends
Spending Time with Friends actually works as the medicine to heal you, to help you to maintain your sound mental health because you can share both your joy and sorrow with your friends, can discuss your issues and difficulties with your friends and may get solution to your problems. Friends are actually Oasis in the deserts, so always be in touch with your good friends how much busy you are in your life.
Learn New Skills
To be mentally and emotionally healthy, we should always engage ourselves in some activities because the old proverb said, “Idle Brain is the Devil’s Workshop.” It is seen that when we are learning anything new like new language, new computer programming, cake baking or any other, we are actually enjoying those and feel lots of happiness and satisfaction within us. Let us plan to Learn something new in 2024.
Be in the Present
To restore our Good Mental Health status, we should practice the habit of being in the Present. Let us not to bring the baggage of Past in the present and make us sad, low or guilty. Let us also not to behave like an overthinker and start to stay in future to make us anxious, stressed and confused. We should only Focus on our present, here the MINDFULNESS activities are really helpful to keep us in our Present time.
Practice Positive Thinking
For our Good Mental Health we should learn to Think Positively and practice this habit throughout our life. Let us try to change our mindset in the new year 2024 to think in a healthier way, in a positive way and feel the vibes of contentment and happiness in life.
Follow Your Hobbies
To maintain your Good Mental Health status, you need to spend time not only in jobs or daily chores but also on your hobbies and passions. Everyday, if not possible once in a week try to follow your hobbies for some minutes and then feel the internal waves of happiness and fulfillment in you. If you just play your Favorite tune in your guitar or paint your canvas for some times, you will surely reduce your anxiety and stress level and feel GOOD.
Meditation and Silence
Any kind of Meditation is really helpful for your Good Mental Health, so you must try to practice meditation in your life daily for some minutes and can see the magic in you. But, if you can’t practice meditation, please try to spend 10-15 minutes daily in Silence. Both Meditation and also silence not only enhance your inner energy but also give you the clarity of your mind and you can also then reduce your stress and anxiety through self-reflection.
Generally, we are anxious, stressed or lost because of our increased work pressure, inability to balance between Work and Family and also to Take care of all. In this scenario, we often not only forget others but also neglect ourselves, neglect our needs and desires. And thus we make ourselves irritated, stressed and sometimes in our Identity Crisis. So. we need to prioritize our Self-care for our Good Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.
Stay Away from Negative People
Negative people always see faults of others, negative side of others, they cannot see any good things in anybody and always engaged in criticism of others. if you are in touch of such people, you can never be Happy- can never feel the relaxed state of mind as those people will try to fill your heart with jealousy, sarcasm and criticism. So, for your Good Mental Health try to be away from Negative people in 2024.
Reading books and journal especially books on self help, autobiography and biography of people, books on spirituality, geo-politics, history, environment etc. are beneficial for your Good Mental Health. So adopt this habit of reading in 2024 and be healthy and Happy.
Be Kind to Others
Showing Kindness to others will always fill your heart with empathy, inclusion and positivity and of course with immense Joy and Fulfillment. So be kind to others for your own Good Mental health.
Journaling is one of the best ways to heal you from any kind of mental health issues and disorders. All the mental health practitioners advise to do journaling for our Good Mental Health. Let us start the habit of journaling from the new year 2024.
Cut Down your Expectations
To have Good Mental Health, we need to cut down our expectation level and lead a happy life. High expectations are often remained as unfulfilled and give us despair, hopelessness, feelings of failure and insecurities. So, it’s a must to cut down our expectations and live a happy and fulfilled life.
Sometimes you need to Praise Yourself also to make yourself feel better, happy and fulfilled- to make yourself motivated to do more. When you are not getting appreciation from people and start to feel low, worthless, you need to praise yourself for your Good Mental health.
Count the Blessings of Life
Always we are running to get those what we don’t have or what we cannot acquire and thus we always have feeling of discontentment, inferiority in us leading to our disturbed mental health. To have Good Mental Health, to be happy and satisfied in life, we should always try to count the blessings of our life in the name of success, people, opportunities or wealth.
Take Care of Physical Health
If you want to maintain your Good Mental Health, you need to take care of your physical health also because both physical health and mental health are interrelated. Sometimes many mental health issues like mood disorder, irritability, anxiety disorder etc. are caused by severe physical health issues.
Don’t forget to do fun in your life- you should engage with those activities, those people who can add funs in your life. As per your choice you can spend time with your friends or family members, go for a picnic or for a short trip or can watch some comedy shows or just simply hang out with your people to have fun in your life.
Contribute to Community
If you really want to maintain your Good Mental Health always, contribute to your community- it may be in the form of donations, service or arising awareness among people regarding the issues of society and life. The Happiness you will get by giving others, by helping others is the highest form of happiness and you feel it only if you really want to contribute to your community.
Find the Purpose of Life
Good Mental Health in someone’s life is really possible to exist if he/she finds his/her purpose in life-the purposes may be other than their personal life like something to serve others, to help others or may be related to personal life. For example, if someone is in love with farming vegetables and like to make curry from the vegetables grown by her, then this is her purpose in life and make her happy always. Similarly, anyone may find his purpose in life by serving others.
Words from Wingsofwishes.in
Mental Health should be our Priority, Good Mental Health should be our goal for our overall wellbeing. Mental health is always neglected in our life but most of our problems are rooted in our mind. So, let us take a pledge to take care of our mental health, let us follow the awesome tips for our Good Mental Health from this new year 2024 and welcome the Happiness and Peace in our life. In extreme cases of our mental health issues, we should need to take professional support and counselling. Happy New Year 2024 to all of you.
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