If you are seeking information not just pertaining to becoming aware of your own mental state, but mastering it as well, then you’ve come to the right place. This is the first step you should take when trying to maintain your mental health and lessen the impact of mental illness overall, and the reason it is the first step is because it is something you can do relatively on your own rather than relying on doctors and or medication. In other words, it is a natural approach to improving your mental health.
Mental health is not defined as the absence of mental disorder or psychical illness. Instead, feeling irritable, tired, low level negative stress and enduring time periods of sadness can all be considered mental health conditions.
It is highly important that you do not discard the importance of seeking help to treat mental health conditions. Rather, it is important to recognize that those complaints, real or imagined, are signals in the early stages of deteriorating mental health. To maintain balanced state of mental health, you must train yourself to deal with these natural energy patterns.
One thing you can try is meditation. Developing conscious control is probably the most vital skill for developing a balanced state of mind. Meditation is not even ten minutes of practice and yet, its effects on brain function, stress level and behavior are enormous. Once you learn how to meditate, you can rely on it anytime your mind needs time to recover and refresh.
Managing your stress in healthy ways is a great way overall to improve your mental health. And while meditating is a highly recommended way of managing stress, there are plenty of other things that you can do. Take part in things that you are interested in such as music or sports. Or try learning a new skill to “expand your mind” and make yourself a better person overall.
In fact, even masturbating can help relieve stress immensely – however the key here is to do it to the point of orgasm. If you can’t orgasm reliably, then one suggestion if you can stomach the idea is playing with your anus instead of your genitals (applies to both guys and girls!). And before you brush off this seemingly ludicrous suggestion, note that there are many sources that indicate that orgasms really are good for your mental health. And since masturbating doesn’t require anyone else but you, doing this in the name of mental health is definitely something worth considering.
In addition, be willing to try living a healthier lifestyle. This means eating healthy foods and exercising too. Those who live healthier lifestyles are much less prone to chronic stress, and so while changing your entire lifestyle may seem daunting, it can play a big role in improving your mental health for the rest of your life.
Next, try taking “personal inventory of your life”. Now what exactly does this mean? It means reflecting and looking at your life objectively. What do I like about me? What am I NOT liking about me? This means, looking deep within and deeply into your self. Do not be afraid of this! You may not be perfect, but by acknowledging both the good and bad in your life, it will help give you perspective and may be just what you need to get out of your funk. After all, people often mistakenly think they have it worse than they really do.
You should also heavily consider doing good things for others. When we live in a state of love and peace, we do not have to engage in, or continue to engage in any negative behaviors or negative thoughts. We can then totally eliminate any toxic responses, behaviors, and encounters. Although fighting all of your depression and anxiety will not happen right away, living a fulfilling life will set up a chain reaction that improves your outlook on life over time.
One last thing you can do is this: stop talking. This one is my personal favorite. Yesterday, I was talking with a friend, and I was not keeping track of what we were talking about. Not once, did I speak, “I think I’m screwed! Someone needs my advice!” She was totally able to bring all her issues, struggles, and whatever else she was talking about, to my attention. What she told me had nothing to do with me. And for some reason, I felt totally at peace.
It’s not only about listening to other people’s problems, simply leaving alone time for yourself where you can just sit in silence, or listen to relaxing music can do wonders as far as your mental health is concerned.
One’s mental health is definitely no joke, and so if you or anyone you know is experiencing lows in their life, hopefully these tips will make a meaningful difference in helping to combat mental illness.