Mental health is essential for a healthy and balanced life since it promotes contentment, happiness, confidence, self-acceptance, motivation, and optimism. On the contrary, bad mental health advances poor judgment, constant worrying, moodiness, irritability, procrastination, and depression. As such, below we have listed some self-care tips for better mental health.
Have a Mental Health Crisis Kit
Since life is a mixture of happy and stressful moments, it is important to have a mental first aid kit. These are the tools that can relieve you when undergoing certain traumas in life such as stress, fear, anxiety, panic attacks, and loss. Some of the existing mental first aid tools include bathing with Epsom salts and going to the gym. You can make a list of activities that improve your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Specifically, choose activities that work for you.
Have an Internal Self Conversation
Recognizing and trusting the power within you to take care of your emotional, physical, and spiritual self is a great step towards better mental health. Internal conversations with yourself help you to critically analyze your internal state and to rectify the poorly performing areas in your life.
Letting Go of the Perfectionism Mentality
Life is a continuous process of improvement, and thus, as human beings, we are prone to make mistakes. Those mistakes are like whips that signal some things are wrong and need rectification. Therefore, we have to abstain from the perfect public image mentality since it leads us to focus on how the world views us, rather than, acting from the true self within us. Furthermore, challenges in life enhance the mental muscle that transforms us into our better selves. People should stop beating themselves too hard for not achieving certain results, and instead, appreciate their efforts you have put. Self-love and self-appreciation will build you to become better with time.
Change Your Outlook on Life
Some people have a grim outlook on their lives either due to low self-esteem or an event that transpired during a critical psychological development phase in their life. Changing your attitude in life means taking control of past events that disoriented internal emotions. We can create a life that we want if we empower our attitudes. Therefore, you should always be aware of your feelings and chant positive thoughts in your mind to better your mindset.
The act of self-parenting involves having an inner dialogue with yourself. The dialogue should be between your ‘inner parent’ and ‘inner child. For example, if you are experiencing fear, you can consider it as your ‘inner child; but if you apply self-parenting techniques, the ‘inner parent’ becomes your mentor and it provides positive feedback. Being able to use this process, will change your whole attitude about life. Therefore, whenever you are not feeling good, initiate the self-parenting process to motivate yourself.
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