A Guide To Achieving Excellent Mental Wellness

Are you aware that 1 in 15 persons has considered suicide as an alternative to ending their sufferings in this world? Did you know that the suicide rate a few years ago has almost doubled nowadays? This information is a clear indication that mental wellness is not a joke. Just because someone appears to be happy on the outside does not necessarily mean that he is happy on the inside.


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This article aims to provide a quick guide on how people like you can achieve excellent mental wellness despite the presence of stressors and other unfavorable circumstances in your life. Do not forget these things:


Exercise Regularly

Do not forget to remind yourself that exercise is a big part of your life. You need to do it on a regular basis to improve your overall being. Take note that being physically active will improve not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental wellness. Add some fun factor to your daily or weekly exercise activities so that you will enjoy every moment. Otherwise, it will only add up to your burden and can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. As Amanda Zayde, PsyD explains, “Exercise is key; speak to your primary care physician to see what kind of physical activity is right for you.”


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Go Offline

“The rise and growing significance of social media has caused an influx of mental health concerns, such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Now is the time to start paying attention to how social media is influencing your life choices and mental health,” says Brie Shelly, MS, LMHC, RYT. Create a particular schedule of the day where you will keep yourself away from going online or using the Internet. Unfortunately, too much exposure to the advancements in technology such as phones and tablets has made it challenging for many people to connect with each other. Many of them are simply content with endlessly scrolling their online pages. The ideal thing to do is to go offline and find some things that you can do instead.


Pamper Yourself

You need to make a promise to yourself that no matter how everything can be demanding in your life, you must find the right opportunity to pamper yourself. Go to a salon or a massage spa to get the kind of rest that you deserve. Aside from this, you also have the option to go to the malls and shop for whatever you want. Never feel guilty because you deserve to indulge in some goodness. If you have more time to spare, invite your partner to have a dinner date in a fancy restaurant. If budget permits, you can also book a hotel accommodation for your pleasure.


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Be Honest To Others

Stop pretending that you are happy when in truth and fact, you are slowly dying inside. Feel free to open up to the people who matter in your life. Do not be afraid to share your stories and experiences. The moment you share about your frustrations and loneliness, others will begin to see a different side of you. Most importantly, it can also give you a sense of relief knowing that you have finally let it out to someone you can trust. However, it is essential to be careful about who to talk to.

If it feels too soon to do that, why don’t you try an online psychologist? BetterHelp has a broad selection of them, and they are quick to contact through Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media channels.

According to Deborah Serani, PsyD, “A mental illness cannot be willed away or brushed aside with a change in attitude. Ignoring the problem doesn’t give it the slip either.”The primary goal is to promote mental wellness at all times. Do not forget to follow the guide mentioned above for a happier and stress-free you.

Author: Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com/advice. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.