Mental health is a very crucial aspect of our lives. If something goes wrong with it, almost every other unit and facet of our lives will be greatly hampered. As stated above, it is almost given that disturbing, unfavorable, uncomfortable and trying events will keep happening in our lives as long as we remain here on earth. This is not to say that there will not be intermittent moments of bliss and calm.
However, from all evidences, existence here on earth is constantly plagued by one unpleasant condition or another. Realistically, there is no wisdom in denying what is staring us in the face. In whatever angle we want to focus on, life is difficult. Whether we have all the financial power in this world or not, no one is exempted from the distribution of bad times. Most times, we have had serious difficulty in dealing with these bad times.
Accordingly, many have accumulated unnecessary mental stress on themselves because of this prevailing atmosphere of trials and throes. We must have seen from previous articles and other sources how mishandling these life’s stressors can seriously harm our mental health. As such, we need to build structures and mechanisms to deal with this conditions and avoid unnecessary psychological stress.
In what ways can smoothly run our lives to encourage mental stability and balance? Being faced with the sad realities of life doesn’t translate to us having dampened, dull and unhealthy lives. There are ways we can comfortably protect ourselves from being drawn in by the negativities surrounding us. Let us examine a few suggestions.
Though there is always a strong temptation to live in denial and it actually seems to be effective initially, it doesn’t do much good. Reason being that at one point or another, we must all face our demons squarely. As such, being true to ourselves that these distressing happenings exits and may always exits is a great start. This is very important because it equips us and helps us appreciate the magnitude of the issues we have to deal. It is popular knowledge that correct diagnosis is about the most crucial step in treating an issue. So all need to accept our unique difficulties for what they are.
2. Acknowledging And Celebrating The Small Wins In Your Life
As life hits us hard from different angels, we hastily forget all the positives in our lives. Conversely, this is the period where we need to count our blessings. In reality, we cannot conclude that nothing good has happened to us throughout our life time. One way of dealing with hard times is reflecting on the good times. By mere thinking about our happy moments, reminiscing on the times we had reasons to smile, we can draw enough positive energy to keep us going. No matter how bad things may seem, the knowledge and memory of good days can cheer us up and strengthen our resolve. Our brains need pleasant memories for it the effectively deal with distressing thoughts.
3. Doing Things That Makes You Happy And Feel Good
Everyone has a muse. We have that one thing that gives us joy even without much effort. When engaging in these activities, our moods just seem to come alive and we become very cheerful. It is these kinds of activities that we should take out time to engage ourselves in whenever if feels like the world is closing in on us. It might be a sporting activity, some will opt to just travel and visit some place, some choose to take themselves out. In what ever viable way we can give ourselves hope and happiness, we should do it. Usually, during trying times, we nurture the feeling that doing fun things is luxury. We tend to want to punish ourselves for the fact that things are not working out well. This thought process should be discarded.
4. Intentionally Working To Improve Your Lots
Being certain that we are doing all it takes on our part to achieve better fortune for ourselves is a source of motivation, satisfaction and confidence. With this frame of mind, we are less likely to loathe our plight or wallow in self pity or dispose our conditions. With the knowledge that things are under control, comes some measure of peace and comfort. As such we feel more relaxed and positive which is beneficial to our mental health.
5. Helping Others Out With Their Difficulties
6. Building And Maintaining A Potent Support System
7. Creating A Viable Set Of Beliefs