We all feel a little down sometimes. Don’t feel like getting off the bed in the morning! The feeling of gloom and sadness lingers over our heads. Over-eating, under-eating, laughing too much, crying too much! Pretending to be okay. Being offensive and defensive when not required, mood swings, bad temper, violence of any sort, emotional outbursts, overthinking, anxiety, taking too much stress, clinging onto the past, and self-pity- are all signs of bad mental health.
Mental health is more important than how much importance it’s given. Despite the world beginning to recognise it, most of us brush it aside as if it’s part of life. It is not. Marred mental health is not a lifestyle and must not be treated as ‘just a phase’ in life.
A sound mind is the key to a sound body and life. The happier we are within ourselves, the more comfortable we look on the outside. The more we dwell on negativity and hurt, the deeper the wounds become. Life is more than sad or bad days. It’s got minutes and hours that tick fast, and in the blink of an eye, years must have passed.
We must realize how much of that time we lost have we utilized to be happy and content. Therefore, we must be mindful of what we invest our emotions and energy into. The more we harbour toxicity and hurt, the more things get difficult to sort inside our heads, leading to indecisive thought patterns, lack of trust, self-confidence, logical thinking, rational behaviour, wisdom, and so on. Therefore, it is imperative to understand what is good and not for our minds and hearts.
It is always good to let go of what does not do good for our minds. May that be something someone did to us or said to us, something that caused us to hurt, perhaps just too much to let go of. But that is what we must learn to master first – to move on, let go and be happy where we are. The little joys in life matter, not how many days we spend hurt or angry.
Anger is a killer. The more we harbor anger within ourselves, we lose the game together. Anger destroys relationships, lives, and health. It worsens any situation. It leads to a lack of understanding and empathy. Words spoken in anger can never be taken back. And the scars that badly spoken words leave are quite profound.
We must learn to rationalize and prioritize where to invest emotions and feelings. The moment we learn to live happily with ourselves, we master the art of keeping the mind happy and healthy. Mental health plays a vital role in overall health and well-being. We are only fighting ourselves by destroying our mental wellness. We only fight by being rude, angry, hurt, stuck, and tormented. Get out of your comfort zone and make a few changes – it’s all worth it afterward.
Stay healthy inside out… that’s all that matters!
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