HEALING IS A PROCESS, NOT A DESTINATION
Make your mental health a priority and watch yourself bloom…
Are you tired of the psychological and economic distress caused by Covid-19 Pandemic?
Who isn’t, right?
With the broad scale effect of this pandemic, it is very important to make it a priority to take care of your own mental health.
Your mental health plays a vital role in how you think and behave in daily life and it affects your ability to make good decisions while coping with the daily stresses of life.
You may not be able to control your situation or prevent stress, but you can always take steps to keep a check on protecting your mental health.
We have 10 key principles to follow that will keep you emotionally and mentally healthy and will help you gain a sense of contentment, the ability to deal with stress and the flexibility to adapt to change in today’s times of uncertainty.
1. All You Need is a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting enough sleep is as vital as regular exercise and a balance nutritional diet. A good night’s sleep helps in better concentration and prevents depression.
Many ask, “how much sleep do we really need?”
|Age Range||Recommended Hours of Sleep|
|0-3 months old||14-17 hours|
|4-11 months old||12-15 hours|
|1-2 years old||11-14 hours|
|3-5 years old||10-13 hours|
|6-13 years old||9-11 hours|
|14-17 years old||8-10 hours|
|18-25 years old||7-9 hours|
|26-64 years old||7-9 hours|
|65 or more years old||7-8 hours|
2. A Good Diet is Important:
To be able to function properly, our body needs all the nutrients that come from healthy proteins, carbohydrates and fats, also vitamins and minerals. In implementing a balance nutrition plan Balance is the key!
If taken in moderation, fatty and sweet foods can be delicious and a part of a balanced diet. It is important to remember that a balanced diet will give our bodies the optimal nutrients so we can functional at our optimal levels both physically and mentally. Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables and choose whole grains over refined grains. Also, our bodies need to stay hydrated for overall health.
Adding slices of lemon, mint, cucumber or berries is also a good choice to stay hydrated and stay healthy.
3. Surround yourself with people who boosts your energy.
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who prefer to stay isolated as a lifestyle. Totally, and life defining Isolation that isn’t to the service of creativity or for an artistic endeavor isn’t healthy for the mind.
Make it a point to go out with family or friends and seek activities where you can also meet new people and make connections.
4. Meditation: Witness Your Mind!
If you’re dealing with stress or anxiety, meditation is the key to a healthy and calm mind. Meditation is a process in which we shift from thinking to feeling. It helps in good decision making and improves concentration.
Grab a meditation bolster now at Maji Sports to support your body in long held poses or long meditation sessions to create relaxation. Challenge your stability and coordination by using one of the most comfortable Yoga bolsters at Maji Sports!
5. Regular Exercise!
Whatever you have established as your regular exercise routine, continue your regimen. If you jog, go to aerobics classes, cycle, or weight train, keep it up. Attend your classes, get out and run, keep up with your exercise goals. If you happened to travel during the holidays, find time to work out: check out the hotel gym, rent bicycles to ride around your visiting city, try a new exercise class with a relative or friend.
Exercise helps in keeping your mind healthy and working energetically.
For any type of workout or exercise session, you need a set of recovery products to reduce muscle tension and alleviate stress. Maji Sports has a variety of accessories that can help you with your muscle recovery post workout, such as Trigger point massage balls, Foot massagers, Deep tissue roller sticks, Foam rollers, etc.
6. Try to avoid alcohol, smoking and drugs
Drinking and smoking aren't things which we always associate with withdrawal symptoms, but they can cause some withdrawals which can have an impact on your mental health. When you've had a few drinks you can feel more depressed and anxious the next day, which can make it harder to concentrate.
Other drugs will often leave you in withdrawal and can often cause very low energy moods and anxiety. More severe effects of drugs include paranoia and delusions.
7. Plenty of Sunlight and Vitamin-D to boost your brain
Sunlight is a great source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a really important vitamin for our bodies and our brains. It helps our brains to release chemicals which improve our mood, like endorphins and serotonin.
Try to go out in the sun when you can, but make sure you keep your skin and eyes safe. 30 minutes to two hours a day of sunlight is ideal for boosting your body’s Vitamin D.
8. Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
The benefits of yoga for the mind include the ability to focus our thoughts and get more done, the ability to be more aware of our bodies, and also a much better understanding of what we are doing physically during the physical activities we engage in on a daily basis.
We know that exercising is good for us, but we don’t always remember that if we aren’t mindful of what we are doing during our physical exercise activities, it can lead to injury or exhaustion from overtraining. By paying attention and focusing on physical aspects, we can achieve physical and mental results we never thought possible.
9. Set Up a Getaway!
Camping with friends or a trip to the beach, the act of planning a vacation once in a while can boost your happiness, endorphins and energy for weeks.
10. Learn to know when to seek professional help
If you’ve made consistent efforts to improve your mental and emotional health and still aren’t functioning optimally at home, work, or in your relationships, it may be time to seek professional help. Following these self-help steps will still benefit you, though. In fact, input from a caring professional can often help motivate us to take better care of ourselves.