10 tips to manage your mental health
There has been a 13% rise in mental health conditions in the last decade as per WHO. It now causes 1 in 5 years to live with a disability. Around 20% of the world’s children, adolescents & people in post-conflict settings have a mental health condition.
Maintaining good mental health is now more than ever essential for a happy and fulfilling life. However, life can be challenging and it can be easy to neglect your mental well-being in the face of daily stress and demands. Let’s see 10 things that we can all try to help manage our mental well-being:
- Appeal to your senses Experiment with different sensory inputs to find what helps you feel calm and centered, such as listening to uplifting music, squeezing a stress ball, or taking a walk in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds of the trees. Keep in mind that everyone responds differently to sensory input.
- Get regular exercise: Physical activity releases endorphins which can help reduce stress and anxiety.
- Eat a balanced diet: Eating a healthy diet can improve your energy levels, mood, and overall mental wellness.
- Get enough sleep: Proper sleep is essential. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
- Make face-to-face social connections: Having a supportive network of friends and family is vital. Spending quality face-to-face time with other people, especially those you love can energize you.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques such as meditation and yoga can help you focus on the present moment, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being.
- Herbal teas: Herbal teas like chamomile and butterfly pea flower teas are known for their soothing effects and have been used for centuries for the calming mind. You can try including these as a regular part of your daily routine.
- Set boundaries: Learn to say ‘no’ to activities or events that are causing undue stress and anxiety.
- Make time for hobbies: Doing something you enjoy can be a great way to relax, de-stress and boost your mood.
- Seek professional help: If you're struggling with your mental health, it’s always best to reach out to a therapist or counselor.
As Ayurvedic Herbal Tea World leaders, we have always wanted to contribute in our own ways to this crisis. We look to bring back the ancient lost herbs that had been used for 1000s of years for their calmative properties.
Needless to mention how important it is to prioritize our mental health in today’s world. Let’s all be aware of its menace and lend our hands to one another in need.
Above all, let’s remember, it's okay to ask for help when in need.