Mental health has been a taboo subject for far too long as it is. Now, people have started being more accepting of the issue and are more open to discussion and taking measures to help themselves and others. It was something that wasn’t even acknowledged until the 2000s.
Mental issues like anxiety, stress, worry, paranoia, depression, etc. are realities of life. There’s no point turning your backs to the issues – just because we cannot see them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And children should definitely not grow up kicking themselves for feeling these things. The way a person behaves in adversity is usually moulded by how that person grew up dealing with problems as a kid – being accepting of these issues gives everyone a safe place to grow up in.
If you do not have people to talk to about your issues then here are some things you can do to make yourself feel better.
Yoga helps both your mind and body relax. Indulge in 30 minutes of yoga every morning to give yourself a positive start to the day and also to keep your mind and body healthy.
There are different types of meditation to help with your problems. You can meditate for 10-15 minutes every morning and night to clear your headspace and to get in touch with your inner self.
3. Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises work the same as meditation. Here you focus on your breathing more but it helps to relax your mind as well as body.
Different smells and fragrances are said to trigger different parts of our brains and different emotions. Some smells are especially helpful in making us relax. This is where aromatherapy comes into play. There are various ways people incorporate this into their lifestyle like burning incense, scented candles, and using diffusers with essential oils.
Walking is a physical activity that is often associated with helping you to clear your mind. Not only that there is a technique called Shirin-Yoku which is a term for forest therapy. It states that spending time in nature, walking and taking in nature has many benefits on our health – both mental and physical.
The Notion of What Mental Health Means
The notion that not having a good headspace is unnatural, uncommon, or not important ends up worsening the situation rather than dealing with the issues at its source – we can all not be happy with the same things and we need to understand that.
Many schools are starting to introduce psychiatrist and counselors, but they should also make sure students don’t feel worried or taboo to approach them, making it a natural thing to talk about is the first step toward creating a safe environment.
Respect and awareness for mental health should be introduced right at the beginning of a person’s life to ease things in the future – this makes them accepting of their issues as well respectful to what others might be going through. It also becomes easier for people to seek help and to do things themselves for the betterment of their mental health.