It is not an easy world to live in sometimes. We are constantly pressured from so many different sources to be a certain way, look a certain way, feel a certain way, even think a certain way. The reality is everyone is so different, and no one is able to conform to all the things society tries and mold us into all the time. The fact is, all these things, pulling us this way and that can have a detrimental effect on mental health and is probably part of the reason why suicides rates and depression are on the upward slope. It would help if you had some time out, away from the pressures of society to redefine yourself and your priorities.
There are so many health benefits to meditation, such as reducing stress and helping you figure out what’s important. Just ten minutes a day in a quiet, calm and peaceful environment will have a fantastic effect on your mental health. So sit down, in your place of solitude and allow all the stresses of your life, you fade away. These things are not you, rediscover yourself, and you will find out what you need to do to move forward.
Stop trying to be perfect and accept yourself for who you are. Once you know you are never going to be 175cm tall with big breasts, then you can start to improve the you that you are. The truth is confidence is attractive, be you and be happy in your body. In addition, if you are ill and have been burying your head in the sand, stop it. Go to one of the proton therapy centers, if that is what you need. There is no time like the present to fix your health.
Say no to social media
If you look at social media platforms and are under the delusion that what you see is real, we have news for you. It’s fake. Judging your whole life to some highlight on a computer screen will not make you feel better. Limit the time you spend on these sites and take everything with a pinch of salt.
The mental health benefits are exponential. Get off social media and get out on the street and start jogging. This is a far better way to spend your free time. Not only will it improve the way you feel by flooding your body with endorphins, but it will improve the way you look too. Exercise will make you become more and more happier, and it will help you maintain a healthy immune system too.
Stop going through drive-thrus, and get yourself cooking instead. Swap those sugary drinks for water and eat more fruit. It sounds so simple, and there is no reason why it can’t be. Don’t buy things you know are bad for you. You will find that your body will detoxify and you will feel better. You will lose weight, and your skin will rejuvenate. If you eat more nutrient-rich food, you will be able to fight off illness better too.