Unnoticed qualities that can boost your mental health
Mental health is the state of being sound in the mind. The mind is the factory where thought are produced. A healthy mind will produce healthy thoughts and vice versa. A healthy thought forms a healthy man. You can never rise beyond your thought.
A pessimist who is often discouraged and depressed or that often sees the dark side of life will forever be limited. He is too overwhelmed with stress that he cannot take the time out to feed his mind with positive things that will bring greater achievements. You feed your body with food that gives you nutrients for physical health. It is likewise important to give your mind the right thought and habits to improve your mental health.
Little things count. Drops of water makes a mighty ocean. There are some little actions that people consider as insignificant, yet they help in improving our mental health. Negative actions/habits will eat up your mental health like termites do. On the other hand, positive habits can help to build it up. Let’s take a walk around few of these inconsequential yet potent habits.
Try the Wh-questions
This type of question gives room for full expression of the mind. Asking polar questions limit your expression. For personal evaluation, the Wh-question seems to be the best. It helps to bring about deeper thought and assessment.
While relating with others, you can employ this type of question to achieve a deeper interaction. It also helps you to initiate and sustain your conversation. Little did you know that you tend to learn more when you leave your questions open. You stand the chance of gaining new knowledge about yourself, about others and about everything in general. This action looks irrelevant but it surely helps to boost man’s mental health.
Keep away from distractions
After going a busy schedule, your mind needs to rest. To achieve this, you must keep away from distractions and keep distractors far away from you. Your distractions can be in the form of some little objects around you that often draw your attention. This could be your game, papers, leaflets, pictures etc. keep them away from you. Once they are removed, then your mind can concentrate. Your health will greatly improve if you avoid all forms of distractions.
Be calm for a while
Live is generally busy. Every day is filled with busy schedules for man. Apart from this, there are a lot of issues to worry about due to the stress man encounters each day. Amidst all these, there should be time for quietness each day if the mind is to be healthy. Not necessarily a period of meditation. Keep silent for a while. While sitting still, the mind might still be racing up and down but never mind. Take deep breath before you continue with your normal activity.
The mind is a very busy part of man. It works ceaselessly round the clock. Several thoughts and ideas run through your mind each day. In order to strengthen your mind and keep it in good thinking condition, cultivate the habit of taking note of your thought flow. Try to have a jotter where you take note of every stream of thought that crosses your mind-positive or negative. This will help you further in your personal evaluation.
To be more effective in this, do not try to edit while writing. Put it down as unorganised as it come so that you don’t miss out any point. You can equally cultivate the habit of speaking your mind as it flows into a tape recorder. This will help you track your thought flow each day.
Personal words of encouragement
One thing you need to learn is to speak to yourself personal words of encouragement every time your back is against the wall. Man is bound to experience strained moments in life. Situations may arise that will try to sweep you off your feet.
Your ability to withstand the storm depends on your mental strength. Learn words that can boost your morale in time of trials and speak these words often to yourself as many times as possible. Always tell yourself, “I can”, “it is well”, “I will make it” etc., this looks small and foolish but it works like a magic in boosting your mental health. It keeps you fit and always on your feet for greater achievements every day. Do not underestimate the potency of these little actions that can help to boost your mental health each day.