Mental health issues are like termites, you can never see it coming but it makes the foundation of your every relation, physical health, happiness, sanity and peace at stake leading to a state of worthlessness.
Mental health issues aren’t visible unlike physical health issues but can make a person hollow from the inside, leading to a state where there is no control of his/her mind and actions.
In these times, it is critical to look out for signs and symptoms in people around you and also keep a check on your mental Health.
Here are a few signs to check if a person is suffering from mental health issues:
- Confused thinking and lack of concentration
- Feeling extremely low or high, excessive mood swings.
- Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping.
- Loss of interest in everything, including self-care and work
- Change in eating patterns, binge eating or loss of appetite
- Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger.
- Avoiding people and social interactions
- Change in sleep patterns, no regular sleep patterns or excessive sleeping or insomnia
If you feel you are suffering from major of the above-mentioned issues it is crucial to take measures to keep your mental health in check.
Here are a few tips for self-care and igniting your self-love to keep your mental health in check.
1. Sleep for at least 8 hours
Before going to bed, try relaxing your mind by meditating and trying to use fewer screens. Make sure you keep your phone and other electronics aside for at least an hour before going to bed. Screen time interferes with getting a good night’s sleep. Try reading, journaling or even colouring.
2. Consume a nutrients rich diet
Insufficient intake of nutrients can result in fatigue, both physically and emotionally. That’s why doctors advise replenishing the body with nutritious food.
3. Join a religious group
If you worship religion, finding others who share the same beliefs and meeting them to share your approach is a good way to keep your social and spiritual beliefs intact.
Journaling is a powerful method of emotional self-care since it can aid in the processing and better comprehension of your feelings.
5. Physical exercise is the best way
Begin with taking a morning or evening brisk walk to feel better. Even walking or running can help you feel better and process things in a much better way. It will also keep your physical health in check.
Spending some time to unwind and refocus can improve physical as well as mental health. Meditation can help one reduce anxiety and panic attacks. Deep breathing is said to calm the mind and nervous system.
7. Read or listen to podcasts
Podcasts are a good way to stimulate the mind. Also, reading helps you to learn and allows you to distract yourself for some time from ongoing issues. Listening and reading are yet the best ways to distract yourself from overthinking and refresh your mind.
8. Meet people and friends, and push yourself a little
Friends are the best remedy. You can talk your heart out and clear your head. Sometimes talking to people makes us realise a lot of things and helps us find solutions. Talking and communicating your issues with people close to you can trigger happy emotions which can help you clear out your head.
Meet new people to feel better and it can also help you learn from their stories. Talking to a stranger who doesn’t know you help in finding yourself again.