Are we happy all the time or do we stay healthy? Does being healthy all the time imply that someone is happy?
“Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.”
We take care of our physical health by taking exercise and eating the right food at right time. But we fail to realize that taking care of our emotional well-being is as important as taking care of our physical bodies. People who are able to balance their emotions and control their thoughts, feelings, and behavior can cope with one’s life’s setbacks.
Emotions get the best and the worst out of us, but gradually learning to handle them effectively through coping stratergies can help in the long run. This can be performed by means of Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused strategies: Problem-based coping helps in altering the situation by removing a stressful thing from your life and Emotion-based helps in taking care of the feelings when you either don’t want to change your situation or when circumstances are out of your control.
Mindfulness is being completely aware of what’s happening in the present and going inside and around you. Practice deep breathing regularly and inculcate the habit of walking which helps to refresh the mind and prevent unwanted thoughts from entering your mind. Be aware of practicing mindful eating as well. Good relationships with others can have powerful effects on our health-both emotionally and physically.
How people in the past lived healthily is a matter that is open to debate, which will help the coming generation. They used to be more aware of their lifestyle and health. Therefore, getting an in-depth screening of your mental health will aid you in exploring the areas you need to work on.