Mental health is the person’s emotional well-being or mental balance to realize the person’s abilities, capability to cope and productivity in making contributions to the community. It describes the capacity to express emotions and ability to adapt to the environment’s demands and changes.
It refers to the overall psychological well-being of a person. This includes the way a person feels about themselves, the value of their relationships, and their ability to handle feelings and manage difficulties. Just because a person do not have mental health problems does not mean that the person already has good mental health. Having a good mental health means having positive characteristics present in a person’s life.
People, who have good mental health usually have a feeling of contentment, can bounce back from drawbacks and adversity, flexible and willing to learn new things and to adapt to different kinds of changes, have a good balance in activity and rest, have self-confidence and have high self-esteem. To maintain or strengthen the mental health, it is important to evaluate a person’s needs and feelings. Keep a balance between everyday responsibilities and leisure. A mentally sound person means being able to deal with life’s challenges when it arises.
Try to stay calm by pleasing the senses. Listen to relaxing music or get a good massage to relax the body and the mind. Massages can reduce overall stress. People who are under a lot of stress are less healthy that people who are relaxed. Massage therapy has been a proven way to reduce stress.
Challenge that creativity, start becoming productive. Start doing things like painting, gardening or learning a new instrument. Constantly put that brain to work to keep it healthy.
Never forget to have some leisure time. When a person does something that feels good it balances the emotional and mental health of a person. Use this time to meditate and take a break from all the stress around. Appreciate beauty and positive blessings all around.
Try to limit those unhealthy habits like worrying, having negative thoughts and welcoming stress. It is a waste of time, it can drain energy and it can trigger depression and anxiety.
Learn how manage stress and keep it under control. Stress is a part of life and cannot be avoided but knowing an effective stress management strategy will help in bringing and keeping a good life balance. Build good relationship and connect with other. Having a good long-term relationship with others can help in keeping life balance. This also helps in improving a person’s emotional intelligence which is good in resolving conflicts.
There have been many therapeutic methods and books that offer to improve a person’s mental health. But it is important to remember that every person is different. What may work for others may become too stressful to another. So it is better to know oneself before following everything that other people may say.