What is the definition of good mental health? Everyone is more than or less mentally healthy and the degree of this varies throughout our lives, particularly as we confront challenging life events, changes and change. If we are talking about mental wellbeing, happiness or contentment, positive mental attitude or any other terms, they all relate to anxiety treatment.
When it comes to your physical wellbeing, it’s a part of our daily routine to strive for. We would like to feel physically fit, active and well-balanced in our weight eating a balanced and healthy diet, with a flexible, healthy, and not susceptible to minor illnesses. Yes, we will aren’t happy and discuss how we’re unable to accomplish all the things that we know we should do. We are aware that it isn’t easy to remain physically fit by not working towards it particularly if we’ve had health issues. We are aware that even if we attain the top level of fitness, we won’t be able to sustain this throughout the remainder of our lives if we don’t pay close attention.
Research suggests that a healthy mental state is more beneficial than healthy physical health. Positive outlook on life increases the speed and rate of recovery from severe and even life-threatening illnesses. Wellbeing and psychological resilience give individuals the ability to turn obstacles into victories.
But when I ask the group of people I am with to describe the words that come to mind when it comes to “mental health,” the responses tend to be about mental illness! It’s like the word has been hijacked to become entirely focused on the problem.
We’re witnessing an increase in mental illness. One in four sufferers are suffering from some kind of mental health issue that is common such as anxiety, depression and a variety of stress-related symptoms. The GP practices are flooded with the issues. Mental health care services are not able to help the one percent of people with more serious mental health problems There’s an abundance of unregulated and uninformed services that offer treatments and cures on the marketplace. A recent study found how the vast majority of long-term absences from work due to illness resulted due to stress-related issues.
The problem of focusing on the problem and pain is that’s the area we are trained to be experts in. We’re searching for solutions and remedies to address the issue instead of paying attention to what leads to healthy mental health. We are aware that physical health can be multi-dimensional. it’s not common knowledge that pushing iron to strengthen your muscles will improve your overall health and fitness, though it can certainly make you more fit for specific activities.
What are the most important aspects of a healthy mind?
Connection is surely one of the most popular. Connecting with friends and family can benefit our mental well-being, and so is having a larger network of colleagues, friends and acquaintances, which can change as time passes. Giving back to others is a crucial aspect of connecting and can improve the self-esteem and overall wellbeing.
Challenge is all about developing and learning It’s the way we develop. Everyday presents new challenges, but as adults, we are more fearful of changing, unwilling to master new skills or place ourselves in new situations. Thus, expanding our comfort zones even in tiny ways in times of vulnerability and vulnerable, can boost confidence in ourselves and feel proud of our individual accomplishment.
Composure refers to a feeling of balance and the ability to be able to disengage our thoughts and feelings. It refers to our capacity to react instead of react. This can be described as our feeling of spiritual connection. This can be triggered by a specific conviction or belief system or in connection with nature. A person who is mentally healthy can feel a strong inner force of spiritand will find ways to help the strength of that.
The characterrelates to the manner we view the events we experience and how we respond to the experiences. Every person has their own personal stories, or tales that we might or might not share with others. We could see ourselves as heroes or as the victim or villain, and how you do it will have a direct impact on our mental well-being. A person who has been through a major life trauma could have difficulty in understanding their life story which leaves them feeling disorganized. A healthy mental state is having a solid sense of your personal values, a keen being aware of our strengths, abilities and capabilities, as well as personal stories of lessons learned from failures, perseverance as well as appreciation and success.
Creativity is a joy, playful aspect of our psychological well-being. When we were children, we naturally have a creative mind and have fun. As we age our enthusiasm for play and creativity is often snubbed or discarded which can lead to extreme frustration, which can result in a reduction of the brain’s capacity to function as as it can. The pursuit of creativity has been proven to have a positive therapeutic effect. Good mental health is certainly contingent in large part on opportunities to bring joy, fun and imagination to our daily lives.
These five C’s of mental health provide a framework in which we can consider our mental health the same way like we would think about physical health. It’s pretty hard to be a flawless example of physical health, but then who is required to be the perfect person? Like our physical health your mental well-being is a process at a constant state and will always remain.
In the past the majority of people suffering from physical ailments were viewed as a burden because of shame and insanity. I remember that cancer was referred to in whispers, as”the big C. Today, mental illness is the “elephant in the room” that we must be watching in depth and with a keen eye, opening to common sense and intelligent debate.
World Mental Health Day on October 10th has served as an appropriate reminder that having good mental health is something we should strive to for all. Let’s get it right!