People who are emotionally healthy have a sense of wellbeing, able to function in every situation and feel confident to rise to a challenge when the opportunity present itself. Having a good mental health means you can be able to handle life’s challenges, recover from the daily setbacks and build a strong relationship with the people around you. Just like a sound physical health, there are habits you can adopt to improve your mental wellness.

Habits to improve your mental wellness.

Improve your body wellness and stay mentally sound by adopting the following simple steps:

Mental Exercises

Mental ExercisesThey help the mind function well as people advance in age. It is quite normal for people with mental illness to experience dull thing and forgetfulness. Exercise your brain by engaging in games with you kids. Games will help you refresh your memory and stay focused.

Manage stress

Being stressed is normal but when it becomes overwhelming, it can aggravate to physical and mental health problems, damage your mood and affect your relationship with the people around you. While stress may be a normal thing, too much stress need to be managed by engaging your senses and use of relaxation techniques such as meditation, progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing. Another way to manage you stress is to manage you emotion by understanding that emotions, especially those nasty ones can make a huge difference in our ability to manage stress and moods.

Fitness

It is believed that physical activities such as exercises affects mental health. Studies have shown that a quick round of jumping jacks will improve blood circulation, release tension from the body. The good this is that such exercises can be done in any place even right in your office.

Nutrition

By introducing whole, colorful and living food to you diet, you improve your overall body health. Foods such as fruits and vegetable have vital nutrients feed the body cells, and some regulate your neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

Things to limit or sometime avoid

Isolation: Isolation can lead to depression, whatever situation you are in, avoid isolation by ensuring that you arrange for regular social activities with colleagues, friends, neighbors or family members.

Limit time on screens: people love chatting through the smartphones and computers denying you the face-to-face communication that meaningfully help you connect with others.

Avoid drug abuse and cigarettes: These are body stimulants that make you feel good in the short term without knowing the long-term consequences on your mental health.