Today, we post about Making Healthy Choices for the Mind. Steve Maraboli once said, “It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”
Making Healthy Choices
Eminent Psychiatrist Dr. Devendra Save explains what Making Healthy Choices for the Mind actually is.
Five healthy choices for your mind can be:
- Talking about your feelings –
Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.
- Keeping in touch –
There’s nothing better than catching up with someone face to face, but that’s not always possible. You can also give them a call, drop them a note, or chat with them online instead. Keep the lines of communication open – it’s good for you!
- Asking for help –
None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go according to plan. If things are getting too stressful for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer a listening ear. Also, professional services are always there to help you.
- Taking a break –
A change of scene or a change of place is good for your mental health. It could be a five-minute pause from cleaning your kitchen, a half-hour lunch break at work, or a weekend exploring some place new. A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you. Give yourself some ‘me time’.
- Accepting who you are –
We’re all different. It’s much healthier to accept that you’re unique than to wish you were more like someone else. Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills. Good self-esteem helps you cope when life takes a difficult turn.