Mental Health Management
When it comes to our health, we often simplify the expansive list of health factors to a truncated list of only a few key health categories. This list is sure to include cardiovascular, meaning the heart, veins and arteries, pulmonary, meaning the lungs, fitness, etc. The physical, in other words. However, we are wont to forget about one of the biggest contributing factors to overall health, and that’s mental health. Mental illness is, in many ways, indistinguishable from physical illness. As such, it’s important to take mental health into consideration in order to live a healthier and happier life. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
First and foremost, let’s talk about isolation. As you may have noticed, people are more isolated these days. What’s more, some people even prefer an isolated lifestyle, like myself. However, this is detrimental, whether you prefer it or not. A lack of meaningful human contact, beyond that of indirect contact like what you get online, is a vital component to a healthy lifestyle. For introverts, especially, it can be hard to subject yourself to social contact in the modern era of “social” media, but it nonetheless must be done. So, take this match.com coupon and go make a meaningful connection, if you’re into that sort of thing. No judgement here.
Another important component of mental health is stress management. Stress is an unavoidable part of life as we know it, so it can’t be avoided, and trying too hard to avoid it can be its own problem. (See: depression) However, reducing undue stress in your life and managing the stress you have are perhaps the most important ways you can manage your mental health. For instance, if you’re hanging on to a dysfunctional or toxic relationship for one reason or another, get out of it. Odds are you’re staying in a broken relationship out of fear of change, but the truth of the matter is just about anything would be better than knowing it’s not working out and very unlikely to change.