Everyone has positive and negative experiences that affect their mental health. When you focus on positive emotions from your experiences, you have a greater chance of improving your health. Furthermore, negative emotions lead to developing fear and anxiety while a positive outlook can benefit your physical and mental health, according to News In Health.
There are three things that can help you obtain a stability in your mental health. These include first developing a resilience, second focusing on important things, and Last developing a sense of meaning and purpose in your life.
1. Develop a Resilience
Resilience is the power to rebound after difficult times. Self-reflection is one of the main things you can do to develop resilience. Reflect on what brings you joy and things you want to achieve. After reflecting on the positive, set goals to achieve and improve. This helps your mental health because you are dwelling on improvement. You are enthusiastic about things you want to do.
Meditation builds resilience. As you meditate, slow your breathing and clear your mind to make better decisions and improve your critical thinking. Meditating creates better communication within yourself. Understand your thought processes and guide your thoughts. When you accept that you cannot control the past, the present becomes the focus. This focus will affect every aspect and relationship in your life.
Meditate to clear your mind and slow your breathing to improve your well being.
2. Focus on Importance
What is important to you? Self-reflection can help with this as well. Find things, and people, that add happiness and importance in your life. These elements may help you recognize your importance. Above all, know that you are important and needed.
Professor Beth Lewis, from the University of Minnesota, states “Exercise has shown to be just as effective as anti-depressants”. To clear your mind, choose a fun activity for exercise and schedule it. Even a brisk walk can lift your mood. Find time to talk with those you love, and who love you. Positive experiences with loved ones, especially face to face, can brighten any attitude. Get enough sleep to garnish a positive mental state.
Avoid alcohol and drugs. They will hinder your ability to think clearly and give you a negative mental state. You will act impulsively and dwell on unnecessary things. Do not give these substances importance.
3. Find Purpose and Meaning in Life
Finding a purpose and meaning in life may be a little difficult. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What excites and energizes me?
- What are my proudest achievements?
- What legacy do I want to leave?
When you ask yourself these questions, we, at Madison Memorial Hospital, hope that you will increase your mental health stability. You can continue to improve and achieve great things daily. Appreciate what you have and continue to have a positive attitude, no matter what you may face.
Remember, to develop resilience, focus on important aspects, and find purpose and meaning in life!