The last blog described the signs and symptoms of a common and prevalent mental health disorder, Depression. This article will help you find coping skills that you can incorporate into your life and improve your emotional and mental well-being.
This article will help you find coping skills that you can incorporate into your life and
improve your emotional and mental well-being.
- Journal regularly: By writing down your thoughts and feelings, you will be able to release
your heavy emotions and then gradually convert the self-defeating thoughts into
constructive ideas and positive reflection.
- Practice gratitude every day: By practicing gratitude and offering your thanks to the universe
multiplies the force of your dreams and achievements. This exercise can be done by simply
writing down one sentence of gratitude every day in your journal. It need not reflect upon
only the big things and big achievements; even the small, little things, when acknowledged
and appreciated, can help change your perspective.
- Exercise every day: The endorphins released during exercise and movement fight the effects
of cortisol (the stress hormone) as well the changes in dopamine and serotonin which affect
your mood swings. Working out will not only help alleviate your low mood but will also
uplift your energy!
- Practice conscious meditation and mindfulness: Meditative exercises allow you to heal
yourself, curb worrisome overthinking and live in the moment. To know more about
mindfulness and meditation,
- Make dietary changes: Eating fatty and high-sugar foods, consuming excessive caffeine, and
indulging in substance use, can all worsen your mood and emotional health. Switch to eating
fresh fruits as snacks, reduce your tea and coffee intake, and have whole foods rather than
processed and fried foods.