With the constant highlight into physical health and the need to have a better body, we often tend to avoid focusing on our mental health which is just as important. If you have been struggling with your mental health, trying to keep everything together but failing miserably, you are not going to carry that forward with you in the year of 2020.
To help you overcome that, we have sorted out some of the best practices you can indulge in to boost your mental health in 2020.
Start positive self talk
Constantly downsizing yourself and your achievements is one of the common reasons behind the altered mental health that you have been struggling with. If you don’t want to carry that energy forward with you in the coming year of 2020, we would suggest that you start your day by saying something positive about yourself, to yourself.
Studies have actually found that the way you think about yourself does reflect on your mental health. This is the reason why it is important that you focus on practicing optimism this new year instead of letting the negative self talk take over your senses.
Show you are grateful
We are all grateful for things in life but how often do you write it down? Yes, if you are finding it difficult to keep your mental health tamed, the best way to keep going is by ensuring that you write down what you are grateful for. Gratitude has been found to have positive influence when it comes to mental health and stability.
This year, start have a gratitude journal for yourself and whenever there is something that happens that make you feel grateful about the life that you have, write it down on the journal.
Focus on your diet
It might come off as not necessary but your diet does have impacts on your mental health. What you eat is how you feel. This is a saying that expresses a lot of things. If you don’t want everything in your life to spiral out of control, start with something that is in your control. Eat foods that are tasty but at the same time, healthy as well.
The last thing you want is to stuff yourself with bad calories and unhealthy fats and regretting every single meal later. Maintaining balance in your diet does play a very crucial role in a number of things around.
Talk to someone
One of the common reasons why one’s mental health gets worse is because they tend to bottle up their feelings. If you want something good happening to your state of mind, it is quite important that you open up to someone about the struggles that you are facing. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a therapist. It could be someone from your family, friends or even a stranger that you just met.
Talk to someone about things that don’t feel right in your life. Let them guide you and even if they don’t have a solution to your problems, you will at least feel a lot better venting things off of your chest.
Treat people with kindness
We all want to be treated well in this world but what we fail to realize is the fact that we always have to treat people the way we want to be treated. This is the reason why you need to be kind to people this year. Doing something good for someone selflessly has been found to have amazing impacts on one’s mental health.
This is why if you want to have a stable mental health this year, start by being kind to someone without having any expectations in return.
Keeping track and taking care of your mental health is just as important as it is for your physical health. If you have been struggling to keep your mental health in place, start by being more open and accept more changes in your life. That is the easiest way that you can imbibe better impacts on your life that you possibly didn’t even know was possible. It is quite important that you do focus on things that can help boost your mental health rather than doing things that have the completely different impact.
By Somapika Dutta