Hola My Readers!
let me ask you a question in the very beginning…?
How many of you, Go to Gyms for workouts, or yeah! Ladies going to Beauty Parlors! Coming back with n number of touch-ups!! And in boys focusing all on their muscles! Why do we all these? Yeah! I Know what your answer would be! To Look Good obviously.”
It’s a fact that, we are living in a society where we are focused on our Physical Appearance more than anything!
Let Me Introduce you to a part of our Health, which always takes the backseat! And that is Most Important and a very sensitive part- Mental Health! Whenever we have any health issues, An Injury or Anything, we straight forward go to see a Doctor! But What Happens, when We feel sad, depressed, and have any Mental issues! Why Don’t we, then go to see a Doctor!
Even if we express somewhere, our society starts judging us, and treating us like “Are you a, Pyscho!!” Treating Our mind like, It’s not a part of our Body. Now Tell me one thing, when was the last time you sat with yourself and thought about your Mental Health?
Unfortunately, from most of you, I heard silence by your side!!
Wait, Let Me break it up and lay it down for you!
This year World Mental Health Day is focused on the theme, “SUICIDE PREVENTION”. As per recent research, every 40 second, many individuals lose their life to suicide.
Yes, you read it right, according to WHO, “More than 800000 people die by suicide a year and majority of people are among 15 to 39 years old.” & that’s not the end, the rate is increasing because people nowadays are not mentally sound, being disturbed from inside and the fear of being judged kills them silently.
Mental Unsoundness is at peak. Everyone around is facing this, Be its celebs like singers, actors and athletes. Every Next day we get to know about different challenges these people face on social handles. But Before we get into finding the solution, we should first be aware, what is in Actual “Mental Soundness”?
Mental Health in general, involves emotional and physiological well-being of your behavior. It affects your physical health as well. Your mind is everything to your body, so make sure you are keeping it stress-free. In our tenure of life, we deal with thousand of Ups and Downs. These small factors if not taken care of, can lead us to a path of Mental Illness.
Mental health in general, doesn’t mean Mental illness– Mental Health is just a state of mind, which we all have & Mental illness on the other side is an illness which can be seen in the way people think, feel, behave or interact with others. Don’t make the mistake to mix the two terms with each other.
When Do You Know, you are Mentally Unsound?
Mental illness is something, which starts to change us from inside and affect our life in complete manner. But What many of us do is, we ignore the lil things unknowingly making the symptoms breed to mere complexities like depression, anxiety and eating disorders etc.
Here I am sharing with you some highly found symptoms of mental illness:
- feeling sad and down
- confused feeling, excessive fear of worries or extreme feelings of guilt
- significant tiredness, low energy
- social withdrawal
- strong feeling of anger
- growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities etc.
These were some of the very common symptoms, which are found in majority of us. If anyone of us is facing them,
I want you to make it clear in your mind that, “It’s not an abnormal Thing”. We are not any odd-one-out or what people call “Psycho”. Its 100% fine to have such problem, But What Matters is “The Way you Deal and face this.”
So, Now the question is, How to Deal with Mental Unsoundness?
Let me again, remind you of the fact that, only Hiding and denying, accepting these problems will make it breed to its complex versions! So here I am, with 5 tips to help you bore out of the well of Mental Unsoundness:
STEP 1 : TAKE YOUR STEP OUT of the WELL
“A Positive Start will definitely end you up with Positive Learning”
Traditional Ways always saves us! Start your day with positivist, wake up early, go for a Morning Walk, listen to the chirping of birds! Appreciate the beauty of Sunrise. These small steps will make you believe that Nature is the Best Teacher and will make you close to it! There is so much beauty in the world, if we would just take a moment to appreciate and learn from it.
Step 2 : Being Productive is Better than Over BUSY
There is huge difference between having a busy schedule or a productive one. Productive schedule will always uplift you and help you to the best version of yourself while busy schedule involves those activities which you are doing just to ignore the reality. So, start doing productive things instead of involving yourself in unnecessary stuff.
Step 3 : Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment
“Mental illness is just a disorder not a decision for lifetime. You can heal yourself. ”
When we talk about mental illness, acceptance of reality plays an important role. Mental illness accrues when we start denying the reality. We need to observe our thoughts without judging them and look at the pain of this illness in a different perspective and start accepting this the way it is. Because only you are the one who can solve this from the root or can give water to this pain by ignoring this.
Step 4 : Being Honest is the KEY
Every disease needs transparency to solve this from root. You need to be honest to yourself. If you are feeling bad without any specific reason, then it’s okay to feel this but be honest. Don’t try to run from your problem. If you are not comfortable to share your problem with other people, then it’s up to you but at least try to fix this on your own ground and try to be your support.
Step 5 : Giving Up Is Not Going to take you Anywhere
“If it’s not working today, No worries! It will rock tomorrow.”
Yes, we know this since very long, but still we choose to give up. If things are not going in your favor and you are struggling with yourself, you need to be patient. Everything takes time to heal. Trust yourself, be positive and take steps towards your happiness, your happiness will find your way.
Adding on to my Thoughts…
Mental illness is temporary, if your determination is high for being a better person.
Yes, we are mentally ill, but we need to take responsibilities for our actions, regardless of any reason. They are a product of your mental illness. Be honest and heal yourself with positivity. You can completely recreate yourself. You are not stuck; you can learn something new and improve yourself.
YOUR ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR MIND, SET IF FREE AND LET IT EXPLORE EVERYTHING.
Wishing you all a Sound Mental Health!