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De-Stress and Unwind for Positive Mental Health

By Brandi Swieter 

A stressful day can quickly lead to mental health struggles. Those who already have a mental health disorder can be even more upset by difficult situations that arise daily. Finding ways to de-stress and unwind is the best method for handling these problems and keeping a positive mind as much as possible.

Find Time to Exercise

It’s important to fit in time to exercise each day. While it’s already necessary for overall health and wellness, mental health can benefit from fitness as well. Endorphins are released during exercise that can help to ease the mind and keep stress at bay.

Spend at Least 10 Minutes Laughing

At least 10 minutes of laughter is all it takes to bring a positive mood. Watch some videos online or watch a comedy show and that should be more than enough to get a person laughing. The longer a person spends enjoying themselves, the better they tend to feel. Take time to laugh each day for better health and to help you unwind.

Take a Brief Walk

Going for a walk is another simple way to unwind and keep the mind from lingering on negative thoughts. Walking is a form of exercise, but it’s better than hitting the gym because it gets people outside as well. The outdoors can bring major stress relief itself.

Get a Hug

Hugging someone is an easy way to relieve stress. After a hard day, hugging a loved one for just a few seconds can help to provide feelings of support and relieve feelings of stress and upset. Get hugs more often and notice how stress-free a person starts to feel.

Organize

Disorganization can cause a lot of tension and stress in a person’s life. If someone comes home after a hard day and sees a cluttered mess in their home, it’s bound to make them feel worse. Take that time to organize at least a few things and feel the stress melt away. It will help to feel more in control and capable of handling life’s challenges if at least some sort of task is getting tackled. The trick is to stick with just a few things at a time so the activity does not become an overwhelming hardship.

Headaches, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, and poor concentration are just a few symptoms of poor mental well-being. Work on improving mental health and combating these symptoms for a better quality of life. By de-stressing and unwinding after a particularly difficult day, people will be far better able to cope.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ind.

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