Here at iGalen, we often talk about subjects related to physical health. But we realized that much of our physical health is directly related to our emotional and mental health. Just consider that when human emotions run amok, they tend to partake in activities that are bad for their physical health…
- too much alcohol
Not to mention, the stress alone can put a “wrench” in our physical health.
Does this mean people should be jumping around all gleeful and happy?
It would be a great thing in a perfect world, but this world is far from perfect. The whole idea is not allowing your emotions the power of controlling you.
In this post, we are going to give you 17 tips to be emotionally and mentally healthy.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #1: Know Your Negative Emotions
You need to know what makes you sad, mad and frustrated. Take a moment and write them all down. Now behind them, detail your primary reactions to them.
Now take some time and brainstorm how you can stay clear of feeling those emotions. What changes can you make to ensure you lessen the probabilities of you feeling those emotions?
And last but not least, how do you react? Is it healthy or dangerous? Do you frighten other people?
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #2: Regular Social Interaction
Immediately, we must tell you that social media doesn’t count.
Good mental health requires a certain amount of face-to-face social interaction.
It is quite obvious there is a big problem in this area in today’s world. Many humans are relying on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others for their social interaction needs.
We suggest you make time weekly to get out and meet with people face-to-face. It is great for your mental health.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #3: Stay Physically Healthy
This IS a paradox… Stay emotionally healthy to stay physically healthy, but you must stay physically healthy to stay emotionally and mentally healthy.
The fact is, they both are synchronized and you must have both.
So some important parts of staying physically healthy are to
- Eat properly making sure you get proper nutrition
- Sleep right. Make sure you have a comfortable mattress and pillow; low light and noise and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every 24 hours
If you stay in good physical shape, you will find your emotions and mental condition will be in better shape too.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #4: Learn About, And Face Your Fears
Fears can be a huge factor in both our mental and our emotional health. The best way to defeat fears is to first learn about the fear and then proceed to undertake something that will force you to face that fear.
It is utterly amazing what defeating a fear will do for our mental health.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #5: Take Regularly Scheduled Vacations
One of the biggest factors with emotional or mental instability is too much work. Face it, you are not Superman or Wonderwoman. Even though some people may treat you like you do have superhuman strength, when it comes to your mental processes, you are just a human.
Take a vacation. Go hiking, camping, fishing, skiing or any number of other recreational activities that will allow you to “tune out” work and get your head twisted on straight.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #6: Choose Optimism
Being optimistic or pessimistic is a choice. And if it is true you were born with either, I would say that every baby when entering the world, is optimistic.
While not everything will go the way you desire or plan, keeping your thoughts optimistic will “up the odds” that they will go properly.
Every day, every hour and every minute, you have a choice to make. Will you believe you can or assume you cannot? Those who optimistically believe they can do experience a greater happiness in life.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #7: Can You Help?
Helping other people around you is another great prescription for healthy emotions and a tremendous mental state.
You see, by doing so, you are a value to others and your self-esteem and state-of-mind will benefit greatly.
Just look around you, there are always ways to help other humans.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #8: Give Value To Yourself
Just as you want other people to value you, you must also value yourself. Give yourself time to do the things you like doing. Don’t feel guilty about treating yourself from time to time. Do something you would like to do.
Remember a very important fact: you cannot take care of other people unless you first take care of yourself.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #9: Always Think Before You Act
Our emotions carry a lot of power. Always give yourself time to think, and be at peace before you say or do something you might regret.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #10: Give Your Senses What They Love
Be it tasting, smelling, hearing, touching or seeing, your senses have certain things they love more than others. And remember, every human’s senses are different. Give your senses what they desire:
- If your nose loves the smell of Lemon Grass, grow some in your home and/or office.
- Does your taste buds go crazy when strawberries are in the vicinity? Grow strawberries or buy them at the store.
- Maybe you love the feel of long fur when you pet a dog. You may want to consider buying or adopting one.
- Does Medieval Art just enliven you? Put some pieces in your office and/or home.
If you please your senses, it will make negative emotional responses much calmer.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #11: Ask For Help
Anger, sadness and frustration can often be overcome by simply asking another person, “Will you help me?”
What happens often is, we overtax our bodies and our brains. Just a little help can help us relax and not feel those negative emotions.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #12: Set Goals
By setting goals… Daily, Weekly, Monthly and long-term goals, you will be in better control of how life goes.
As you complete goals, you will feel accomplishment and you will have less stress.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #13: Enjoy Some Dark Chocolate Occasionally
Studies have shown us that dark chocolate helps keep us alert and builds our mental facilities.
Every 2 or 3 days, get a dark chocolate “fix.”
You will be glad you did.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #14: Focus On The Here And Now
While we must set goals for the future and not forget the past, our focus should always be on right now. If we focus on anything different, we are apt to feel higher levels of stress.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #15: Consider Getting A Pet
Pets can be a great way to maintain emotional and mental stability. Especially for people who are single or widowed, pets provide companionship that every human needs.
Yes, there is cost for upkeep, but pets have not only the companionship benefit, but they can also give you a reason to get some much-needed exercise. After all, your puppy will need to go on a walk.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #16: Keep Alcohol Intake To A Minimum
While many like to have a glass of wine or even a beer with a meal, many other people use alcohol to “drown their sorrows.” Fact is known, alcohol will only make problems worse by sending your emotions and mental health into a “merry-go-round” frenzy.
It is better to face the issues then it is to cover them with rounds of alcoholic drinks.
Be Emotionally And Mentally Healthy Tip #17: Be Willing And Able To Say No
While I did say helping others is great for your mental health, we all must know where to “draw the line.”
If someone is asking you to do something but you have other commitments, that added task could drive you into frustration.
It is okay to say no. If you are going to be over-extended, not only are you doing yourself a favor by saying no, whether that person understands or not, you are doing them a favor by saying no.
Because you would not be able to give that task the attention it needs to be done properly.
We hope these help you…
One last thing… Many emotional and mental issues are directly related to financial stress. We just may have the answer to that issue and you will be helping people live healthier lives.
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If you have any questions or feedback, just post them below. Thank you and have a great day!