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Essentials for Healthy Living: Mind as Important as Matter

Submitted by on September 18, 2013 – 10:53 PM

MOM_TwitterLogoThe term mental health is a vast term that can be defined in many different ways depending upon the possibility of circumstances going in our everyday busy life. Basically by mental health, we mean our psychological well-being, in which everything comes, including the way how we perceive ourselves towards life, the way we think, the way we judge, and every little thing which is attached to our emotional and cognitive well-being.


If we try to look at it properly, we will come to know about mental health in a positive way. It is not just when we are depressed or mentally upset is the term mental health to be used. Our mental health is that which makes us prepare for how we can make quality relationships. It involves how we manage our emotions and feelings in a better way, and this could only be possible if we are having healthy mental health.


Mental health is that state of mind which brings about a healthy and a positive change in our lives. It helps the people to develop a growing sense of contentment, and a feeling of inner pride. Not only this, it also helps to develop a sense of meaning and purpose in both the activities of people and their relationships with the environment. In fact, mental health is the only ability that helps us fight with the stress and trauma of our lives and then move again towards our normal routine life.


This ability is termed as resilience. This is one of the key factors of mental health. Apart from all this, physical health also plays a great role in improving our mental health. There are various types of exercises that are involved in relieving stress and lifting our mood.


It has been scientifically proven that if one wants to have a good mental health then he/she must take good care of his own needs and priorities first. Engage yourselves in those types of activities that are meaningful to you that help to open your mind and keep your soul fresh and free from worries. Start spending time with your friends if you think you are socially isolated from others.This also helps to reduce stress and worries and from your mind if you start sharing your problem with them.


As it is said that if you start struggling for yourselves, then nature will struggle for you and make life easier for you, only if you try by yourself.


About the Author: Anam Ashraf is a student at Dow Institute of Physical and Mental Rehabilitation ( IPMR ), Pakistan. She can be reached at [email protected]

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