Your mental health can impact your life more than you think! How so? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, speak, feels, and act. It also determines how we deal with stress, anger, how to make healthier decisions, and many more.
Mental health starts from childhood and adolescence to adulthood, but it’s important in every stage of life. It is important to remember that your mental health can change over time. When a demand is placed on a person, it can exceed their ability and resources, where it can impact their mental health.
For instance, if Luka was working long hours while caring for his family and experiences financial problems, it can cause him to have poor mental health. The stress of needing to deal with everything will eat away his wellbeing.
Mental health is important because it can help you to:
- Cope with stress
- Be physically healthy
- Have good and healthy relationships
- Make meaningful contributions to your community
- Work productivity
- Realizing your full potentials
So how do you know if you have mental health problems? Some warning signs that you may have a mental health problem are:
- Change in eating or sleeping habits
- Withdrawing from people and activities your enjoy
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
- Thinking of harming yourself
- Not being able to perform daily tasks
- And many more
Your wellbeing is very important and is one of your greatest assets! Make sure to check in often on your feelings, and take the necessary steps to take care of your mental health.
Good mental health is essential to creating the life you want, by allowing you to thrive even in the face of stress.
Living It Up Anywhere
The idea of living your best life can be done anywhere, at any time, and all it really takes is a mindset shift. Take it one core lifestyle habit at a time, whether that is eating healthy and less, daily exercise, quitting bad habits, getting a routine checkup, or being positive. Take a chance today to Live It Up!