Hope you all are happy and healthy. Today we are discussing a topic which is rather taboo in our society. ‘Mental health’, a topic which has not even been accepted as a criteria for a person not being well. We often find us in hardships when we are trying to cope up with mental health issues. Starting from identifying it, getting to the cause and effect and then getting to the cure. All this is very well tested and applied in most of the western countries but as in the case of our country, its still in the ‘pilot’ phase.
Without further ado, lets delve into it. In this discussion we shall see only the theoretical and organic ways to identify and tackle the mental health issues. Not getting into the medicinal methods.
1. Identify how’s your mental health
First step is to identify whether we have a bad mental health. A few symptoms as per the professionals are procrastination, feeling low, lack of motivation/demotivated, overthinking, often the tendency to stay aloof/alone, staying in the past or blaming the events of the past too much for our present lives. All these are playing a grave role in our lives and are likely going to affect the future as well. Identification is usually the most important part which every individual can do by themselves without too much effort.
2. Note down the problem
Secondly, the remedies. Starting from the basics, lets say that you have a tendency to procrastinate or you feel demotivated to even start. In that case the first thing to do is to make a note of it. Human minds can think several topics at the same time and we don’t even know whats going on. So noting it down can prove to be helpful. Each and every thing that you might feel is going on, list it topic wise.
After listing down, look for the possible solution from your side. Lets say that you are weak at mathematics and its hindering you from clearing exams. So the first thing is to look at the syllabus, then check where you stand through tests. Then look for resources ie. Books and start practicing it. Stop yourself from rethinking about a problem unless your strategy regarding that is not working.
Alternatively, try sharing it with a friend or your cousins or anyone you feel like. Get it off your chest. Don’t expect any solutions from them. Just let it out. This can also be recorded in your notes.
3. Update your solutions daily
Thirdly, update your problems and solutions daily. This will help you keep a track of how far you have come. Its important to remember that mental health neither gets affected in one day, nor it can be improved in one day. So its important to work at it on a daily basis. Atleast 7 days on regular basis.
4. Meditating daily 5 mins
Last but not least, perform some meditation, pranayam, or yoga to calm yourself or to help your brain realize what you want to produce. You feel rejuvenated and relaxed after meditating. Do meditation by chanting “om” or any mantra if you are distracted because reciting mantras makes you feel better and gives you a new form of good energy that helps you relax. So, take 5 minutes out of your busy day to meditate.
In the end, we can understand that most of our “problems” can be solved by ourselves. So, take a deep breath, start working on the problems and solutions by yourself. Even after trying, if this doesn’t work out, you can visit a mental health professional. Just remember, if nothing else works, make a note of it and just give it some time. Sometimes not doing anything can also be beneficial.
So the gist of this topic is that no problem can remain unresolved if you have started working on it. And once you have figured out the solutions, you will strive towards a better mental health. So, take a deep breath and take a chill pill.
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