Take control of your wellness journey.
The healthier each of us is, the healthier we all are.
It is amazing to see so many people motivated to make changes in their lives and to focus on themselves in ways they have not before. This year we’re thinking about new goals to work towards and new habits to implement that will help us be our best selves. And we’re starting with what lies at the core – our mental health.
Mental health is important because it “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.” – MentalHealth.gov
In this article we are going to share three ways to support our mental health:
- Techniques to positively deal with aversion and negative emotions
How to Deal with Uncertainty, Fear, Frustration or Anger
When our needs and expectations are unmet it creates upset and suffering. We feel an aversion to people, sometimes avoiding or even pushing them away. It’s often not external factors that causes our suffering, rather it is our attitude.
Yale psychology professor and expert in positive psychology, Laurie Santos, explains how we can stay positive when facing aversion, uncertainty, fear, frustration or anger. “All of those negative emotions — they’re not going away,” says Santos. “You need to give them space. One technique is to use meditation, where you really try to recognize and accept those emotions. RAIN: recognize, accept, investigate and nurture.”
What does that look like?
- Whenever you experience an aversion to something, frustration, or fear, acknowledge it. Say to yourself “OK, that’s what it feels like. I’m in that state right now.”
- Then investigate what it feels like in your body. Are you getting tense or starting to perspire? Is your heart beating faster?
- Do you want to run away from those emotions, and self-soothe with food or alcohol? This is when it is important to accept and nurture your emotions. You do not need to “shut off” or run from negative emotions. You CAN handle them if you accept them.
Acceptance means acknowledging what we are feeling or experiencing whether we like it or not. It allows us to fully absorb what is happening and assess how we can skillfully respond.
One of the biggest factors in achieving your goals and seeing long term change is your mindset. If you work on developing a mindset of growth, resilience, and positivity, you will be able to keep yourself focused on your goals while also allowing yourself grace and forgiveness when you get off track.
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It is natural to want to curl up and get stagnant right now, during winter and quarantine. However, staying active not only is good for your physical health, it also great for your mental health!
One study found that regular cycling or gym-based aerobic exercise was as effective as medication and psychotherapy  for treating depression. But you don’t need to hit the gym in order to enjoy improved mental health. Research from Harvard  suggests that even slow, methodical movement (like meditative movement, yoga, or tai chi) can measurably decrease your risk of depression. Perhaps this is the year you’ll take up jogging, swimming or another outdoor activity that combine nature with movement?
Remember, self-care isn’t selfish; it simply means loving ourselves enough to make our health a priority.