Is Your Mental Health Game Strong Enough?
By Genevieve Cunningham
Mental health is incredibly important. We often overlook our mental health. We focus on physical strength and weight and body image instead. But the truth is that mental health is one of the most important parts of staying well. Some people are well aware of their need for help in this area of their lives. They know that staying mentally well requires medication or professional help or other outside influences. But others are unaware of their mental state. They assume all is well -- but is it really? If you would like to keep our mental health in check, take a look at these self-check clues to stay on track.
Assess Current Moods
Moodiness happens to the best of us. But it's really important to make sure that mood periods pass. If you're constantly moody, you may need some help. Assess your current moods. Are you feeling good? Happy? Or are you feeling down? If you're feeling down more often than you're feeling happy and content, reach out for help. Moods are a good indicator of what's happening inside your body and mind, so pay attention, and get the help you need.
Assess Your Relationships
Relationships can make or break so much in your life. When mental health suffers, relationships often suffer as well. And this works in the reverse as well. When relationships suffer, you may notice a decline in mental wellness. Pay special attention to your relationships and nurture them when necessary. Good relationships can help you through hard times and help keep your mental health in a good place.
Assess Your Habits
Habits are so important to who we are and how we feel. Look at your own habits. Are you eating well? Sleeping well? Do you have a good balance between work and play? If your habits are suffering, your general health is going to suffer as well -- especially your mind! Improve your habits, and you'll probably find your health improve in every aspect as well.
While we sometimes need help to keep our mental health game strong, there's so much we can do on our own too. We can pay attention. We can listen to ourselves. We can create a strong support group. Use these tips to assess your own mental wellness, and take steps where necessary. With a plan and a little push in the right direction, you can keep your mental health in check for a happier life moving forward.
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