7 components of a healthy mental state

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By now most of us are aware that we should do everything we can to preserve our healthy mental state. Although some people rarely take the time to foster good routines and habits that support a positive state of mind. Here are seven components of a healthy mental state which will assist you on your journey to wellness.

1: In-person therapy

Often we need an objective person to decompress from life’s stressors, that’s why the demand for in-person therapy has increased by so much in the recent two years. This method of therapy allows the objective therapist to see and recognise patterns that need further evaluation or guide us with techniques for self-care.

2: Community

Developing a solid support system in your community of friendships or family is also a crucial part of your journey to wellness. By surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having positive engagements with them, you will notice a decrease in your anxiety levels and generally you will be much happier.

3: Physical health

The mind and body is intricately connected and the health of the one, affects the other. If you don’t look after your body, your mind will soon follow suit. Eating well, getting enough exercise and sleep is not an option but a necessity. Physical activities will ensure you sleep well at night and it also releases healthy endorphins which balances your brain chemicals and releases the negative chemical build-up.

4: Intellectual health

This ties into point 3 above. Exercising your mind forms a valuable part of a healthy mental state of mind. Committing yourself to lifelong learning and learning new life skills will not only open up doors for you but will improve your mental health in general.

5: Environment

Your environment can have a significant impact on your mental health. Those who find themselves in high stress environments constantly need to do everything they can to remove the stressful aspects which cause the most stress to your life. Lowering your stress in these environments can improve your cognitive function tremendously.

6: Set boundaries

You can safeguard your mental health by learning when to say no, and still take care of life’s obligations. Establishing boundaries for yourself is a great way to prevent throwing you off track. If you don’t want to surround yourself with certain people or certain environments, you should stick to your intuitive feeling and look out for yourself first.

7: Practise more self-care

As the pandemic continues, people are practising self-care more often than not. Take some time to determine what matters most to you in this point of time and focus on nurturing yourself when you get the chance. A structured self-care routine is very beneficial to preserving a healthy mental state.

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