Top 10 Tips To Maintain Your Mental Health
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If you feel overwhelmed or agitated by everything, know that this is a normal reaction. However, this also means that you should take care of your mental health.

1. Do Pleasent For Your Body & Mind

Your body and mind are connected. Here are a few things you can do to keep them healthy and maintain your mental health:

Get exercise. Physical activity is good for your body and can help your mind too. If possible, go for a walk, walk, run, ride a bike or do any other sport. If you’re indoors, try dancing, stretching, or moving around in some other way. Find what works for you, but don’t overdo it.

Remember nutrition. Try to switch to a healthy diet if possible. Eat regularly and drink enough water.

Pay attention to yourself and the world around you. It means being able to focus on your breath, body, and surroundings. Try to live in this moment without focusing on the future or the past.

Sleep. Try to get the right balance of sleep every night. This will help your body develop, stay healthy and keep a clear mind. It will also reduce anxiety and anxiety levels.

Find what makes you happy and spend more time on it! Singing, listening to music, reading, playing games, chatting with friends, growing plants, cooking, playing football, painting, playing with pets… so many options! You can even try something new!

2. Stay Connected With Your Family

Keep in touch with family and friends in many ways. Use social networks, email, phone calls, write a regular paper letter! Get creative with this. Your loved ones also need support.

3. Understand Your Feelings

It is important to be aware of how you feel. Don’t ignore your emotions. Sometimes it pays to express your feelings in writing or talk about them with people you trust. It may seem that it is easy and simple, but try to start a conversation: “It’s just that now I feel …”.

4. Be Nice To Yourself

It’s okay to feel what you feel. Putting pressure on yourself to “always be happy,” “stay positive,” or “be productive” can even make you feel worse. If you notice that you are experiencing difficult emotions, try telling yourself: “I feel excitement and fear, but this does not mean that I cannot cope”; “It was a difficult period, and it’s normal that I miss”; “I feel [indicate your feeling] – and that’s okay”; “These are tough times, being bored is normal.”

Or figure out what works for you.

5. Obey Your Body

Our body experiences and reacts to what we feel. Do you often have a headache? Do you sometimes feel the tension in your shoulders, chest, or abdomen? Try to close your eyes and listen to your own breathing. Notice how you feel in every part of your body, from your head to your toes. Notice if you feel tension, pain, or pressure in your body. Being aware of where you feel tension can help you release it.

6. Try To Calm Down With Breathing Exercises

Slow breathing is one of the fastest ways to calm the body when we feel fear, excitement, or anger. Close your eyes and imagine some quiet place. Imagine that you are there, feel how you relax.

  • Focus on slow breathing.
  • Inhale and exhale for a slow count of three.
  • Repeat for several minutes.

How do you feel now?

7. Avoid The Unhealthy Way to Deal With Stress

When you’re experiencing difficult emotions, it’s important to find healthy ways to take care of yourself. Try to pay more attention to what has a good effect on your body and psychological state – sleep, proper nutrition, sports, self-education, communication with friends, expressing your feelings. Bad habits may seem like a quick fix, but they are more likely to only make things worse.

8. Talk To Someone You Trust

It is not always easy to deal with stress, anxiety, or sadness. Talk to a friend/girlfriend, parent, teacher, or trusted adult about your feelings and they may be able to help. Sometimes just talking to someone makes us feel better. If your school or youth center has a psychologist and you trust him/her, it is worth contacting – there are no unimportant psychological problems (mental health problems).

There are many hotlines and online platforms that help teenagers.

Sometimes we may feel very depressed or hopeless and think about hurting ourselves, that life is no longer worth living or wanting to go to sleep and never wake up again.

Such thoughts are not uncommon, and you should not be embarrassed if you have them. Remember, if you feel this way, it’s important to talk to an adult you trust or a professional who can help you. You should even ask this person to help you get professional support – they are provided by public organizations, social services, youth centers.

9. Look For The Positive

Not every day is good, but there is always something good every day. Before going to bed, think about even a little thing for which you are grateful.

10. Ask For Help

There is no superhuman, and we all sometimes feel tired or too stressed in our life. But if things get complicated and we find it hard to deal with stress or mental health problem, it is necessary to seek help from someone we trust or a professional.