Feeling Good About Yourself? Why Looking After your Mental Wellbeing Matters to Your Overall Health

Society, in general, has come around to addressing mental health issues more than a mere ten years ago. It is an important part of daily living that many individuals tend to ignore. Some people believe life is either happy or sad and there is nothing they can do about their situation.

Of course, there are many different degrees of happiness and sadness, as well as different ways to change your attitude towards your life. An example of a physical change would be to beat hearing loss with high-quality hearing aids. Getting help for depression is another way someone can change their life for the better.

Here are three things you can do on your own to help maintain your overall mental health.

  1. Live In The Moment

This is one of the hardest things for many individuals to accomplish. Living in the moment is often difficult for those who tend to worry too much or suffer from anxiety. Their mind is often jumping from situation to situation or a terrible outcome that may or may not happen.

The easiest way to live in the moment is to breathe. When you focus on your breath, you are doing one thing and one thing only. Even if you are in a meeting or talking with someone, you can concentrate on your breathing to ground yourself at the moment.

  1. Let Go Of The Little Things

As you mature, and your overall wellbeing becomes more important than pleasing everyone, you will realize that you don’t have to argue every point. You don’t have to be correct all the time, and everyone does not need to see your way or move along the highway.

Your purpose in life is not to have to convince everyone you are right, and they are wrong. You will learn as you grow older that peace is preferred over being right all the time. It never hurts to agree to disagree with someone and end the drama to be peaceful.

  1. Take Care Of Yourself

relaxing-stressYou may have been born a people pleaser and wanting to help everyone with everything they need, but you probably realize by now, there is nothing left for you. When you spend all your energy on others, there is a good chance you will have nothing left for yourself.

Be sure to take time to take care of your own needs. It is okay to say no when you don’t want to do something. What people think of you is none of your business. If they get upset or mad because you can’t or won’t do what they want, that is on them, and not about you.

You may feel weird or out of sorts the first time you start to implement these self-help treatments, but keep doing them. You are undoing years of training that was comfortable but not good for your wellbeing. It will take time to undo what you’ve been trained to think and feel, but you will feel so much better about yourself and your life when you do for yourself first.

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Last Updated on February 28, 2020 by Marie Benz MD FAAD