One of my biggest frustrations and dilemmas in life has always been the question of why some people are able to easily try new things and succeed and why other’s don’t. It was clear to me that ability wasn’t the issue.

since having investigated into it, I understood that all of us had an equal amount of potential and ability and that the only thing that separated us was our belief systems. 

While that seems obvious, what I often overlooked was a crucial piece of the puzzle, which played an important factor to a person’s ability to get things done effectively regardless of how motivated they actually were. And that missing piece was ‘Mental Health’. So just how important is it to focus on your Mental Health?

In today’s Guest Post, Maria McQuire tackles important questions and issues to think about and more importantly, the steps you should take in order to ensure your mental health stays as optimal as possible when it comes to achieving goals and moving forwards – Enjoy!

To lead a happy and successful life, we require positive tools. We need to preserve both our physical and mental faculties and make sure everything is working correctly. We change the oil in our cars; we refresh and classify our homes.

Why then, do we not get the time to speak to someone about our psychological health?

Anticipating what might go bad is the key to keep away from major damage to a car, and cleaning our homes stopping hoarding. So next time you experience like you are going mad, be smart and make time to help yourself.

When was the last time you did something for your mental health? More importantly, why would you listen to me?

I’ve been through what you might call a tumultuous period. I’ve been forced to take a hard, close look at myself by people who care for me. I’ve come out of that slump now. Along the way, I’ve learnt a few things along the way. The best things you can do to maintain your mental health are:

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Clear your psyche from any psychological stressors.
  • Listen to good music.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Rest and cool down.

Eat a healthy breakfast

A healthy diet is one way to improve mental focus. I’ve always found that eating proper food and not eating take out and frozen food for breakfast is the best way to cleanse your mind. Not having breakfast can distress mental acuity, expressive well-being, and force levels for the end of the day.

In fact, one British research has found that people who do not take breakfast present poorly on intelligence tests and have higher levels of bodily and mental exhaustion later in the day.

Clear your psyche from any psychological stressors

Problems at the office or at home should be put away for a while. I’ve always found the best thing to do is leave work at work and never bring it home. Accept that you’ve had a bad day and move on. Learn but don’t dwell.

Listen to good music

Music is simply amazing. The first time you hear The Beatles, you feel all your troubles go away. Music can recover energy levels and connects the senses. Many people listen to music to sharpen deliberation, boost confidence and enhance creativity.

Listening to good music and taking note of the variety of sounds, descriptions, feelings, and even smells it bring to mind, is a best way to work out the brain.

Take care of yourself

Be vigorous and eat healthy these help keep a strong body. I love the fact that I start my day with a 10-mile run. Mental and physical health are strongly linked; it is very easy to feel fine about life if you physically feel good. You don’t have to go to the fitness centre to exercise.

Cleaning your house, dancing and walking all count. Join a physical activity with a fair diet to nurture your mind and body.

Rest and cool down

Get a good sleep. Go to bed at a usual time each day and do fine habits to get superior sleep. I go to bed by 10 p.m. no matter what. Sleep replenishes both your body and mind. Give yourself some time every day to cool down; for instance, let your mind stroll – just watch the clouds go by for a while.

These are a lot of other ways to improve mental wellbeing. However, it is entirely possible you might have a clinical illness. Having a European medical card is might come in handy in such cases.

Is there anything else we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Merlin1487

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Maria McQuire
Maria McQuire

Maria McQuire is an author by profession and born and brought-up in the UK. She is a writer and an avid blogger who writes for a range of topics. Her current research specialises in the Ehic. She can also be reached on Google+

    2 replies to "How Important Is It To Focus On Your Mental Health?"

    • Hiten Vyas

      Hi Maria,

      Wonderful post, indeed!

      I think the point you made about leaving work at the office is so important. I’ve been guilty of bringing work home too often. It leaves one stressed and unable to switch off.

      Thank you.

      • Onder Hassan

        Thanks Hiten,
        Maria did a really good job writing it 🙂

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