We are back at where we started from. Everything is exactly the same as it was a year ago – the same old empty roads and lanes, monotonous streets, hospitals teaming with patients, and a deafening hue and cry for help. But as horrid as it may sound, Covid-19 might not be the only pandemic the world is facing, at the moment.
Mental Health issues are just as huge a pandemic as this deadly virus, if not huger. And if the Covid statistics are scaring you, wait till you see what the global mental health stats have in store for you. It was revealed in a research that around 10% of the world’s population is affected by mental health disorders!
In a nutshell, mental health conditions continue being a greater, disguised pandemic in all their glory! Wondering what can you do, if you feel yourself exhibiting any of its terrifying symptoms? Here’s a list of 5 tips to help you relieve your mental health conditions:
- Meditate all you can
Top tip at our list! Meditation is the key and we bet by now, you must have gotten tired of hearing this. But trust me, as cliché as it sounds, meditation actually helps in easing the effects of multiple ghastly mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. If you think that mental illness can be treated by medication aloof, you are severely mistaken.
In fact, many renowned mental health experts across the globe have also attested to the benefits of meditation, when practiced alongside routine medication. So, meditate all you can!
- Get some fresh air
Never underestimate the power of new, open surroundings. Oftentimes, it is seen that mental health problems aggravate when the person keeps themselves confined to the same surroundings.
No wonder why mental health services across the world have made it clear how people who tend to stick to their daily routine rigorously are more susceptible to anxiety disorders.
While in times of Covid, it may not be possible for you to take a full-blown break, but we advise to at least go out for a little walk in some garden or take an evening stroll in the backyard or terrace. Works wonders!
- Social media scrolling is not a good idea
This tip is gold and there’s no way you can second that! Social media has changed the dynamics of human life. But we all know – changes are just as bad, as they are good. And one negative aspect it has created in our life is dissatisfaction with our current situation.
Nowadays when you scroll through Instagram or Facebook, you see a lot of people achieving so much in such a little time.
This promotes a sense of discontentment and frustration in the minds of people, especially young adults, which eventually piles up to something as big an issue like depression, anxiety, or even suicidal tendencies. So, make it a holy grail – social media is a no-no!
- Drown yourself in books
Since keeping away from social media is going to buy you a lot of time, we suggest that in the meantime, you do something that doesn’t just help you with your mental health conditions, but also proves to be utterly productive. And what could that be, you say? Reading! In a recent study, it was found that reading can help reduce stress by 68%!
We all know how stress is a huge contributor to elevated anxiety levels, paranoia, depression, etc. So, manage your stress levels by indulging yourself in heavy reading. You already know it also has many other benefits in store for you!
- Vent to a friend
Last but never least, when nothing works, a friend does. While medication and meditation are somewhat statutorily required to ease mental problems, one thing that indirectly contributes to relieving anxiety or depression is having someone to vent to.
And trust me, having someone who is ‘all ears’ is an underrated blessing, especially if you are having a tough time staying sane. So, blurt out all you want to, to the people who indeed are a safe haven for you. From close friends to therapists, everyone is there to help!
Over to you…
Dealing with mental health problems is never a piece of cake. But with a few changes in the lifestyle here and there, mental issues can be treated to a huge extent. Here, we cited 5 tips to boost mental health. Read this guide and spread the word with the world.