6 Ways to Better Mental Health Drug-Free

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Mental health is the foundation to better emotional and physical wellness.

This is an area of our well-being we may think about when we are experiencing negative emotions, stress, feelings that create distress, or feelings we do not like to go through. Have you thought of the effects your mental health has on your overall health both physically and mentally?

Let’s look at some of the most common experiences and the results as they manifest:

  •           Stress
  •           Lack of motivation
  •           Depression
  •           Anxiety
  •            Low self-confidence
  •            Irritability
  •            Grief
  •          Hopelessness
  •          Low self-worth
  •         Negative attitude

These are some of the physical effects:

  •          Physical pain
  •          Compromised immune system
  •           Lack of appetite
  •           Emotional eating
  •           Fatigue
  •         Sleep disorders
  •         Brain fog
  •         Not feeling like yourself
  •         Anxiety or feelings of panic

At its foundation, having positive mental health will impact other areas of your life in great ways.

What are some ways we can live healthier and heal without going to a doctor and drug-free? Prevention is key, however, if we are already in a place we need to heal from, here are some ways we can help ourselves:

  1.         Get out and socialize. Being with people is essential for mental health.
  2.          Exercise. Physical activity improves mental and physical health.
  3.          Reduce stress. Remove stressors from your life and incorporate stress-reducing tools and activities.
  4.         Nourish your brain with healthy food. There are many foods that deplete your brain and inhibit its functioning. Eating brain-healthy foods requires better food choices.
  5.        Get better sleep.
  6.        Find meaning and purpose.

Find the motivation to implement some of these practices.

Lifestyle change is necessary and if you have concerns or are experiencing the effects of a lack of mental health, make it a priority to do one thing at a time. Pick the one you find to be the easiest to stick with and little by little, make more changes. As you begin to see the results, you will be motivated to do more for yourself!

There is no right or wrong way to nurture yourself to well-being.

Go at your own pace and know you are doing this for yourself and those you love. Be good to yourself and feel better as you nurture yourself lovingly to a better state of mind, body, and spirit. We will expand on the 6 self-help tips above in upcoming articles for you to take action on from our top WU World-Changers, members of The Wellness Universe.

If you feel your issues need medical attention, please seek the help of a trained professional.

If you’ve already taken action to improve your mental and emotional health and still aren’t functioning optimally at home, work, or in your relationships, seeking professional help is suggested.

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*Adapted from an article originally published on July 5, 2019.

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