Tips For Caring For Your Mental Well Being
The modern world is literally designed to give you anxiety from birth. Marketing is entirely about making you feel inadequate so a company can sell you a miracle cure. Leaders don’t lead by encouraging you to do great things, they lead by making you fearful of what will happen if you don’t elect them.
The list goes on and on. Given all of that, it’s no wonder that so many people in the United States are clinically depressed or have General Anxiety Disorder. The rise of these disorders makes it more imperative than ever to ensure that you’re taking care of your mental well being.
But that’s not always particularly easy. It’s one thing to say “take some time off work and watch television”, but it’s another thing entirely to actually find time to take off work. It’s one thing to say “stop and smell the roses”, it’s another thing entirely when the only roses are on the other side of town.
However, there are some things you can do to help you maintain at least a basic stability.
Find A Hobby
People say to find a hobby all the time when talking about mental health, but it’s hard to pick up a new hobby when you’re working all the time. However, you might find some luck if you can find a new hobby that you can do while at work, or perhaps on your break at work.
There are a number of things that could work great. Origami, the Japanese art of making sculptures by folding paper, is a great hobby that lets you work your fine dexterity, doesn’t take a lot of room or equipment, and can be done just about anywhere. No doubt there are other hobbies like that. Try a few things and see what you can find.
Ask Friends For Help With Housework
If the house work piles up in your home, don’t worry. That happens to everyone. At least, everyone who isn’t rich enough to hire a maid or a house cleaner. However, this can make it difficult to find any time to spend with your friends or loved ones. It makes it seem as though you have to spend any time off you get cleaning the house.
Try asking your friends and loved ones if they can come over and help! Sure, it’s not as nice to spend time cleaning as it would be to do other things with your friend, but if you have to do housework, then you have to do housework. There’s no shame in that. And as people always say, a burden shared is a burden lightened. You may find that the housework gets finished far more quickly than you thought it would, and that you do have time to spend with your friend!
Eat Full, Healthy Meals
This is definitely one of those “easier said than done” bits of advice. If you had time to cook and prepare healthy food, you wouldn’t be so worried about your mental health!
However, there are ways you can eat a bit healthier and more full while still being busy all the time. For example, get the salad instead of a burger when you’re quickly grabbing lunch. If you were already going to spend the money, you might as well eat some vegetables. Instead of the bag of chips, get fruit. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel just by eating a bit healthier.