Today, I want to have a little chat with you about a pretty personal topic – Mental Health. I will be sharing 6 easy ways I have improved mine and can do the same for you.
*I am aware that mental health has been a common topic in today’s society because many people are involved in it. My tips by no means work for everyone so my apologies if I offended anyone!*
Sometimes, we all get so held back to do what we want by what life and society want us to be to the point that we tend to lose ourselves, and I am not stranger to that.
Mental health issues are so common among teenagers nowadays that it hurts to see so many of them falling victim to these.
No one deserves it.
If you are one of those who is also dealing with mental issues, I got you. We will go through this together. You’re not alone.
I find it so important to try and take control of our own mental state even when many of us find it difficult to do so because we shouldn’t let it drown us.
Here are 6 ways I do it and I hope it helps you too.
1. LISTEN TO MUSIC
This is a simple yet effective way to instantly improve your mental health!
I like to spend some time listening to my favorite songs on my speaker or with my earpiece and just “zone out” a little.
Many times, I would go all out and start singing (sometimes even dancing!) because I like to sing! Getting lost in the music and let all my stress flow away by itself. It really helps me a lot when I get stressed and need some time out.
If you want to get your hands on some of my playlists, click the links below:
- Spotify Playlist (March 2018)
- Spotify Playlist (April 2018)
2. DO THINGS THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
Take myself for example, I love to bake and paint. So, I know these are the things which will make me happy.
Try to find something which you enjoy doing and just focus on that and not think about anything else. It can be anything, as long as it makes you happy! Here are some activities you can consider:
- Play an instrument
- DIY something
- Organise the house
- Cook your favorite food
- Watch a movie
- Visit your favorite cafe and just relax
- Draw or paint
- Read a book
- Play games (grab a friend or family member to play with you!)
3. TALK TO SOMEONE
I usually tell my dad and my best friend everything. Like literally, EVERYTHING.
I cannot stress this enough – find someone who you can talk to without feeling put down by him/her. This is so important and even I am guilty of it.
I made several mistakes before where I told people whom I thought could be trusted. But in the end, they end up making me feel worse and I was so disappointed. I’m glad that they’re not part of my life anymore.
4. GO OUTSIDE AND SPEND QUALITY TIME ALONE
Go shop. Go walk around your neighborhood. Go visit a new cafe which you’ve been wanting to try out. Go for a walk in a park.
Do whatever it is that you like to do outside of your home. I find that going outside to get some fresh air really helps improve my mental health and make me feel free!
I enjoy visiting the botanical gardens in Singapore! This beautiful pavilion was taken there and my boyfriend and I spend hours just sitting there and chatting.
5. WRITE IT DOWN
Whatever it is, I like writing things down. Many times, I’ll just get a piece of paper and write something down, anything from quotes, things I want to say to myself, to how I feel and what I hope to achieve. Writing helps to relief the internal stress you might have inside because you either have no one to say it to, or you just find saying things out uncomfortable. I am an introvert and this has been one of the most effective ways of making sure I don’t get overwhelmed by my thoughts.
6. JUST LET IT ALL OUT
It is okay to cry.
Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. Many people have a mindset that crying is a sign of weakness, right? I couldn’t disagree more. To me, crying is a sign of strength.
It’s the pain we’ve held it in in order to not affect the people around us. Everyone has a limit and that’s okay.
I’ve cried many many times without anyone knowing because I didn’t want to get judged or looked down on. But breaking down when we really held back so much to the point we couldn’t handle it anymore is okay.
6 WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
I hope that any of you who are struggling with your mental health will find these tips helpful. These tips are by no means 100% applicable to everyone because we’re all different. But I hope that I can at least help out a little, even a little can go a long way. Find what works for you and be reminded that there are no right or wrong in whatever decisions you make to look after your mental health. You are your own judge for that.
If you have any other tips and ways of dealing with mental health, please let me know! It will not only help me but also other readers who come across this post! After all, it’s always a good idea to spread kindness, right?
Stay happy my lovelies! Have a nice day ahead and I’ll get back to you guys soon with another post!
What do you do to take care of your mental health? Share them in the comments below, I would love to hear them!