Now the movement to maintain mental health is often echoed by the community, both on social media and in the surrounding environment.
Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. A healthy mentality can influence how Smart Friends think, feel, act and respond to things.
Mental health can also determine how Smart Friends handle stress or conflict well. Not always by healing out of town, Smart Friends mentality can be well maintained by following a few simple methods. Here’s the information.
1. Regular Exercise
Regular exercise can be one way to maintain mental health. No need to go to the gym every day, 30 minutes of walking every day can also be called regular exercise.
Exercise actually triggers the brain to release endorphins, which are chemicals that can increase feelings of happiness and happiness. In addition, exercise is also beneficial to maintain a stable body weight and nourish the body as a whole.
2. Eat healthy and regularly
To improve mental health, try to eat fruits, vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon and nuts.
Keep in mind, omega-3 can enter through the cell membrane and interact with the part of the brain that regulates mood. Omega-3 also acts as an anti-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory agent that helps relieve depression.
A balanced nutritious healthy diet and drinking sufficient amounts of mineral water can also increase Smart Friends’ energy and focus throughout the day.
3. Enough Sleep
Which of the Smart Friends still underestimates getting enough sleep at night? For Smart Friends who are maintaining mental health, make sure to get enough sleep for 7-8 hours per night, OK?
When sleep deprived, the brain cannot function normally. When the brain cannot work properly, the amygdala reactivity (the emotional center of the brain) cannot be properly controlled. As a result, Smart Friends are prone to stress and get emotional easily.
Meditation is an activity that focuses attention and clears the mind. Meditation goals can also improve mental health. The reason is, with meditation, the mind becomes calmer and stress levels decrease.
While meditating, Smart Friends can also do relaxation breathing exercises. The combination of the two, according to the University of California and Stanford University School of Medicine, can regulate nerves in a part of the brain known as the pre-Botzinger complex.
This nerve regulates the respiratory system and sends signals to the body to control anxiety and stress.
5. Write in a Journal
In addition, give Smart Friends time to do fun activities so that their mental health is maintained.
For example, to express feelings, try writing a journal or regular journaling. Journaling can help identify what is causing your stress or anxiety.
After being able to identify stressors (stress triggers), Smart Friends can devise ways to solve problems and reduce stress.
6. Reduce Consumption of Caffeine
Who among the Smart Friends likes to drink coffee and tea in excessive amounts?
Please note, both contain caffeine which is a stimulant and can increase anxiety. Everybody has its own tolerance limit for absorbing caffeine.
If you often feel your heart pounding and get anxious easily after drinking a few cups of tea or coffee, you better start reducing it, OK? Limiting daily caffeine intake can be one way to keep mentally healthy.
7. Stay Connected with Loved Ones
Meeting and talking with relatives, friends and friends can be done to maintain the mental health of Smart Friends.
Friends and family can support Smart Friends when they are experiencing problems. By meeting loved ones, Smart Friends may be able to get another perspective on maintaining mental health in difficult times.
Basically, how to maintain mental health for each person is different and Smart Friends can adapt to each other’s abilities and needs.