Mental health refers to the condition of an individual or person who is physically “healthy” but mentally unhealthy. It’s the condition of a person who is “performing at a satisfying level of emotional, behavioral and physical adjustment.” And if a person can’t do anything with his life other than sitting at home all day playing video games and drinking beer, that’s not really his mental health!
So we should really consider mental health as a mirror, where everyone sees themselves at their most well-adjusted state; and those people who have unhealthy mental health may be hiding their “real selves” behind that mask. And if you’re living in a mental fog, you might want to think about how you’re spending your time…
Take some time for yourself – it’s so easy these days to spend all your life trying to make sure you are never late for anything, and that you always end up spending more time on yourself than you do other aspects of your life. That means you’re not really spending enough time with others. Take some time off and relax. You’ll feel better when you do.
When you’re at home, give yourself time alone. Turn off the TV, get out your book, and turn off your cell phone. Take time to think and do nothing else. Give your mind time to unwind.
Read your favorite authors or read yourself self-help books. These will give you information on what to do and what to say when you feel overwhelmed, as well as tips on making the most of your days. A lot of good information in these books is geared towards helping you with depression, anxiety, stress, and other types of problems.
Think positive thoughts. If you’re having trouble thinking positively, try to think about something else instead. Try not to dwell on what’s wrong with you and think of something that makes you happy or energizes you.
Try to find a balance. Sometimes it’s a good idea to try not to let one side of yourself to win, so that you can work on all four sides at the same time, instead of just one or the other.
When you’re out there, have fun! Do things you haven’t done in years, go places you haven’t been before, and see things you haven’t seen in a long time.
Mental health doesn’t have to mean just taking care of yourself. There are many ways you can have fun and still take care of your mental health. Here are a few things you can do:
- Go to a club and just have a good time. Have a good laugh and have fun.
- Go to the library and enjoy your time there.
- Get together with friends, family, or a group of people and have some fun.
- Go on an adventure.
- Go on a trip with your family or with someone special.
- Go on a vacation.
- Take up a hobby.
The point is, there are lots of fun activities you can take part in to keep yourself busy.
Don’t feel bad if you have problems with your mental health.
There is no shame in having a problem with your mental health. It’s okay and you don’t have to feel bad about it.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to have fun with mental health. Remember that you have so much to live for. So take a break from everything and do something that you enjoy.
In the end, mental health is important. So you need to make sure it’s taken care of.