We all know that it is important, for whatever we want to do, to be in good health. We usually say that health comes first and without it, we will not be able to do anything.
What happens, in general, is that we believe that good health refers only to the health of our body. Nevertheless; having good mental health, or what is the same, having a healthy and balanced mind, is also essential to be able to function properly.
Therefore, it is just as important to feel good physically as it is to feel emotional well-being; to be able to say that we are completely healthy.
Why is it important to have good mental health?
There are several reasons why we should not neglect our mental health. Because, as we were saying, it is as important as physical health.
- Having good mental health helps us to have a good relationship with ourselves, but also to better relate to those around us. For example, not knowing how to manage our emotions can cause us to have exaggerated reactions to situations that are not so serious; such as a fit of rage, or an inappropriate response, for example, both with us and with others.
- In the case of relationships with the environment, if we are not mentally well, we could end up feeling poorly integrated or isolated from the reference group. Which deteriorates our self-esteem, and makes us feel lonely.
- It is also important to be able to properly manage stress; if we don’t learn to control it, it can become chronic, and it will affect our physical health. Controlling stress helps us to be more productive in any activity we do; and to better withstand the pressures that we can find in different areas, both at work and in any other.
- In addition, it helps us to take problems and unforeseen events more calmly, and thus avoid high levels of anxiety; that will always limit us when it comes to finding solutions to problems.
Inspired by a passion to aid others and share knowledge in the realms of body, soul, and spirit, Ruby Sengar wrote and conceived of the Healthy Kingdom. Her life’s work is devoted to making the world a better place through the dissemination of health, motivation, and spirituality-related information via her blog, YouTube channel, and collection of inspirational quotes.
She’s a fantastic homemaker who happens to be a corporate law expert who decided to make a career change, so she could put her skills to use for the greater good of humanity. She and her husband of twenty years have two young children. She and her husband support numerous non-profits, including an orphanage and several churches. She shares her wisdom and experience in inspiring others in this article.
How to maintain a healthy and balanced mind
There are some things that you should keep in mind if you want to maintain a healthy mind, and they are as follows.
Do some physical exercise
Maybe your favorite sport is “armchair-ball”; but, practicing some sports not only has advantages for our body, but also for the mind.
It helps us reduce the symptoms of stress, it produces well-being due to the release of endorphins, and it increases our memory, among other benefits. Therefore, moving a little will help us to be healthy both in body and in mind.
Maintain a healthy diet
This does not mean that at some point we cannot eat what we call “junk food”… but, having a healthy diet also helps to have a healthy mind. At the same time, it keeps our bodies healthy.
We have also already talked about the psychological consequences that not getting enough sleep can have. Yes, we know that many times, obligations can make you have to sleep a little less.
But you must find a way to compensate, to cover that lack of sleep. It is known that not sleeping the necessary number of hours can make you more irritable and makes you more likely to suffer from stress.
Dedicate time to yourself and the things you like
This is essential to maintain a good mood, and therefore to have a healthier mind. We also know that the number of things to do that we have throughout the day could make it difficult for us to take that little time for ourselves.
But we also believe that when you want to find the moment, you can find it. It is not very good for the mind to devote all the time to obligations, or to take care of others. Doing those things that you like, is taking care of yourself and loving yourself; and that is certainly very healthy.
At the same time, setting goals, things that you would like to achieve, is also something very healthy for your mind, since it keeps you active and motivated.
Maintain social relationships that are satisfying to you
Doing activities with friends, even if it’s just meeting for coffee and chatting, is beneficial for the mind. Anything you do with some friends will raise your mood, prevent you from feeling alone or alone, and reinforce the feeling of belonging to a group, which is always good to increase our self-esteem
Avoid as much as possible people who are toxic to you
If you identify any toxic person in your environment; the victim, the envious, or the manipulator, for example, it is better that you do not associate with them, if you want to keep a healthy mind. If you have no choice, relate what is essential, because they will create discomfort.
It is much healthier, both for the body and the mind, to have an optimistic attitude. Looking for the good part in everything that happens to us is a very beneficial exercise for our minds. And, although it may not seem like it at first, you can get a good side out of everything if you look for it. It is a matter of seeing the “glass half full”.
Make use of your sense of humor
It is another way to have a healthy mind. Having a sense of humor and laughing, if possible out loud at least once in a while, is much healthier for the mind than being in a bad mood all the time, and with a mood tending towards sadness.
Talk to a psychologist
Well yes, sometimes it is good to talk to a professional about some things that may worry us. You already know that it is not necessary to “be crazy” to ask for psychological help.
You just need to have a situation that you don’t know very well how to manage and, getting to resolve them and not letting them fester, is also good for your mental health.