Our body has many different parts such as a heart, liver, intestines, and many others! All these organs are essential for the smooth functioning of your body as well as for keeping us fit and healthy. We all know that our daily routine has a direct impact on our body, but very few people acknowledged the fact that the state of our mind, our mental health and stability also plays a role in making our body healthier and stronger.
It is quite easy to make efforts towards the improvement of physical appearance and our body, but our mental health often goes ignored.
But there a few simple ways that you can easily try to improve as well as maintain good mental health and add to your mental as well as physical strength.
Get Adequate Amount of Rest and Sleep for your Mind and Body:
Even the most automated machines need some type of downtime to run efficiently for a long time, our bodies and the parts of our bodies that carry out different functions are the same.
When it comes to your mental health, you need to offer some downtime to your brain in any way you can. Currently, we are in the midst of a pandemic, where negative news, fear, and panic is being thrown at your brain from various areas of our life. All these things can tire out your brain, and even excessive thinking, worrying as well as pressurizing the brain to boost productivity leads to brain fatigue.
Such a conclusion can be avoided if you are careful with your daily routine. Sleep well, we all know that sleep does wonder for our body, and it is a major cognitive booster for your brain. When you sleep well on a regular basis, your memory stays sharp, your concentration stays tip-top, and your mental health is much better. Always remember, a well-rested person is more likely to react positivity to a situation than a tired and sleep-deprived one.
Keep in Touch in People who are important to you:
In these times, it is natural to feel isolated or alienated physically as well as mentally, but thanks to technological advancements, we can easily get rid of this loneliness.
Make sure that you are in touch with people who are close to you, call your family if they are important to you. Have long conversations with your friends if that helps you in feeling safe and protected, or simply spend quality time with your roommate, your spouse, or your children.
Even if you are an extreme introvert, please know that we humans need human relationships to survive, as loneliness and isolation had been reported to decrease our immunity, affect our mental state and even make us more prone to getting sick.
Remember that this pandemic demands for physical distancing, shutting ourself to the world or self-isolating yourself is not good for your health, especially now when we have a dozen of social media platforms, messages, calls and video calling facilities that allow us to connect with our loved ones without breaking our physical distance rules.
If you feel anxious or are surrounded by panic, there are many helpline numbers given by respective areas and countries, which you can call and talk to, always remember that you are not in this alone.
An adequate amount of sleep, restorative rest, and keeping in touch with people who love and care for you is sure to make you a more positive and strong person, strengthen your mental health in wonderful ways. Always remember, your mental health is important, don’t neglect or ignore it at all.