Questions to Ask to Check Your Mental Fitness
It can be easy to let your mental health slip. There are so many other things that we have to worry about. Our physical health, jobs, friends, family, and a million other obligations tend to come before one of the most important aspects of our health, our mental fitness. In order to keep your mental health in check, take a look at these questions to ask yourself on a regular basis.
Am I Feeling Blue?
This is a questions that deserves an honest answer. Are you feeling down? If the answer to this is yes, is there a reason for it? Are you feeling more down than usual? Is there an event that is causing this mood, or did it come from out of the blue? Remember that a shift in mood is perfectly normal. It can even be normal to feel down from time to time. If you are feeling excessively down, it has been going on long term, or you can’t seem to shake the blues, then it might be time to seek a little help.
Have I Changed Any Behavior Habits Recently?
When a person has a mental health issue, they often change a behavioral trait fairly suddenly. For example, did you suddenly withdraw from your friends? At the opposite spectrum, did you suddenly throw yourself into going out constantly? Again, changes in behavior can be normal. If yours is sudden, and you are just not feeling yourself, then do a mental health check and talk to a friend or family member for advice.
Can I Think Clearly?
One of the most overlooked signs of a mental health issue is an inability to concentrate. At times, it is perfectly normal to be unable to concentrate or to feel a bit foggy. If you can’t shake the sensation, however, it could be more than normal. If you notice an inability to concentrate, check back the next day and then another. If the feeling still persists, think about getting some help.
Mental fitness is important. It is so important that you should really do a mental health check on yourself on a regular basis. Ask yourself these questions and answer them honestly to help you determine if you might need to talk to someone. While these certainly are NOT the way to diagnose a problem, they are a great way to self evaluate how you’re feeling and get you moving on the right track.