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Ways To Adopt and Adapt Proactive Mental Health Practices

Here are some surefire tips on how to elevate yours.

Get Enough sleep

It is known from ancient times that quality sleep is the key to a quality life. One needs to charge their physical as well as mental batteries to be able to be present in any situation with the utmost clarity. Creating and following this as a habit takes discipline.

So switch off Netflix, charge your phone away from you and your bed and get that 7-8 hours of undisturbed sleep!

Spend time in nature

As individuals who work in an office for over 8-9 hours a day, we tend to want to go back home as fast as we can, and invariably we forget to be a part of nature.Being outdoors helps to rejuvenate the soul in ways that can’t be explained.This doesn’t mean you need to go trekking or camping or ride a wave but just to take time to walk around your society and give yourself a chance to refresh yourself from within.

Pay attention to your feelings

This is a term that’s not vastly used and it’s not something that most of us pay attention to.Feelings can refer to anything from happiness to anger to sadness to feeling inadequate etc, these can be experienced on different for different people depending on the situation they are in.As a society, we need to pay attention to this and not dismiss them easily.

Spend less time in front of electronics

Today, with the advance in technology most of us stay cooped up in our rooms or offices living in a completely alternate world of digital media.We spend so much on screens that we forget to give ourselves a break. Every individual needs to work on how they can spend their time doing other things than just stare at a screen constantly.

Keep Learning

Learning is something that one can do at any age, stimulate your brain by picking up an old skill or developing a new one.It’s always nice to learn new things or do a professional development course at work you’ve been thinking about. Learning helps the brain to stay active which is an important aspect of mental- wellbeing.

Take notice

Take the time out for yourself to notice and appreciate what is around you. There are so many things that we miss out on because each one is running a marathon rather than taking a walk to the finish line. A great way to do this is through mindfulness and meditation which is one of the easiest ways to be calm and stress-free.

Practice forgiving yourself

Everyone is likely to make a mistake in the foreseen future, as humans we tend to make mistakes which are a normal part of our life.Holding yourself to a standard of perfection is unrealistic, whether you make a small mistake or a big one, self-love and forgiveness is a practice.If you are someone who is a natural critic of yourself, then it might take a few rounds before you arrive at forgiving yourself without self-deprecating.

Listen to your instincts

There is a famous saying “trust your gut feeling” this actually means there is an instinctual response from your brain to protect you from making what it perceives to be the wrong decision. We can safely say that we are wired with certain instincts so do yourself a favour and listen to them!

If you are struggling with keeping your mental well-being healthy or know someone who is these practices won’t make you immune to facing mental health challenges, but being proactive never hurts anyone.

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