Importance of Mental Health

Strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles those others do not know anything about

During this lockdown, we saw so many cases of anxiety, depression, panic attacks which has now made people more concerned about their mental health.

Mental health is very important to live a healthy and balanced life. It plays a vital role as it has a great impact on our thoughts behaviour and emotions. It is an integral part of living a healthy and happy life.

Mental wellbeing is not just about a healthy lifestyle or good exercise; it is about feeling good about yourself. It doesn’t mean that you have to smile all the time, rather be strong enough to cope with challenges that life throws at us. It is normal to be stressed, but the way it is dealt with makes the difference because these negative emotions can even lead to serious mental health issues.

As physical health keeps us fit, mental fitness helps to achieve and sustain good mental health. And we are fortunate enough to know that recovery from almost all behavioural health problems is possible.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, whether it is childhood, adulthood or old age. . Being healthy emotionally promotes productivity in the work relationships and allows us to adapt to changes as well as it makes us realize our true potential and cope with the stress of life.

It is essential to care for mental health as it can affect our physical health too. There are a few things which you can do to maintain good mental health.

● Take care of your physical health: Try to stay healthy by eating well, getting enough rest and proper exercise. If physical health will be unstable then it will directly affect the mental health.

● Spend time with people you love:  Being between people you love creates a positive atmosphere for our mind to relax as we feel valued and appreciated among those people.

● Get fresh air: Exposure to air and sunlight regulates your mood by releasing serotonin, a chemical responsible for the regulation of, the mood in the brain.

● Work on your strength: Doing something you are good at builds self-confidence and helps you to tackle tougher tasks easily.

● Experiment and show some love to yourself: Experiment with new things and take care of yourself, by taking out time to laugh, as this makes a lot of difference in your life.

Take the power to take positive steps in your life to improve your mental health.

-By Dr. Sandhya Dwivedi

Author’s bio:

Dr. Sandhya is Director and Counselor,P.G in Psychology and Counselling, Ph.D in Psychology of teenagers with respect to emotions & feelings and role of Psychology in Computer Science. She is a psychologist and child counselor. Dr Sandhya has been working with various students, families and special children for the last 15 years

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