Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

January 7, 2022

No matter how busy you are, you should always find the time to concentrate on your mental health. Being stressed out all the time and trying to satisfy all and sundry will eventually end up with you reaching burnout. When that happens, it benefits no one, not you, your family, or anyone else. Sometimes, you have got to take a step back from the hustle and bustle to focus on your mental health and wellbeing. By doing this, you will feel much more refreshed and ready to tackle the day. So, let us have a look at a few ways you can protect your mental health.

Declutter

Take a look around, is your home filled with a lot of outdated and useless stuff? Did you know that clutter in the home can have a severe effect on your mental health? After coming home, you want a place where you can relax, but if the home is filled with clutter, you cannot relax. In fact, clutter causes stress and anxiety. What you need to do is develop a more minimalist mindset. Minimalism is about purging all the things that no longer have value in your life. In the home, this is anything that has no purpose. Many old items can actually have the effect of causing your distress in the sense that they transport you back to a time in the past, and that can affect your ability to move forwards. Decluttering is good for the mind, body, and soul. It can reduce anxiety and help you live in the present.

Communication

Despite how hard it may be, open and honest communication within a household is the key to maintaining strong bonds and helping everyone move forward. It is awful if you or anyone else in your close family feels they cannot communicate. You need to ensure that you are always honest with your partner first. You are a team and need to work together. This honestly indeed to be replayed on to your children and even your parents. If people are unwilling to talk, there is clearly some deep-seated emotional issue at play. Perhaps for your parents, they may be feeling as if they are more and more of a burden. You could open up the dialogue and discuss a placement agency for seniors, especially if caring for them is becoming more difficult for you. Communication is at the heart of any fully functioning family, and it will help if your family could understand how you are feeling and vice versa.

Meditation

We all need some alone time. And if you are really pushed up against it and cannot get that much alone time, you need those minutes you do have really work for you. One of the best things to do is to meditate. It literally only takes around ten minutes or so. A few times a week. Close your eyes, concentrate on your breathing, and stop focusing on your thoughts. Allow the stresses and strains to drain away. Meditation can relieve stress, help you prioritize your life as well as offering countless other mental health benefits. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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