If you ever feel like you’re on the verge of instability, then try doing these things to gain your balance once again.
1. Treat your body like a treasure
Cherish your body and take good care of it. Give the essential things it needs. Treasuring your physical body helps to improve your mental health. If you’re physically healthy, there’s a greater chance for you to be more mentally stable.
You can do this by eating the right food to nourish your body and getting enough sleep for your mind to rest. Exercise daily even for just 15 minutes to release hormones which makes our body feel a whole lot better. Lastly, avoid vices such as smoking cigarettes which could cause bad effects to our health.
2. Learn to give
Learn to give some of your time to help other people. Search for some charity works where you can volunteer. Doing these things will not just make you feel better but will also put smile on people’s faces.
3. Overcome stress
Stress is inevitable in our lives but how you respond to it can make a difference. Try some various ways on how you can cope or even overcome the stress that comes your way. You can vent it out by writing in your journal, exercising, playing with your pet or through martial arts. Remember to laugh to reduce stress and ease pain. Next time that stress comes in your way, just punch it or give it a good kick like how you would do in martial arts training.
4. Be with kind people
Having a tight bond with family or friends is essential to have a strong support system. Having a support network helps to have a better balance in your overall well-being. Spend some quality time with your family or free some days in your schedule to bond with your trusted friends.
5. Appreciate yourself
Self criticism is okay but do not overdo it. Do not forget to take some time to appreciate even those little achievements you have done. Do not be too hard on yourself and learn to enjoy. Do things that relax you or try some new skills you’ve been wanting to do. Remember, you also deserve respect and kindness from yourself too.
6. Drink moderately and avoid other drugs
Drink alcohol moderately and as much as possible, don’t resort on using drugs. Most of the time, some people use other drugs or alcohol to forget problems or self-medicate. In actuality, these things mention above only worsen your problems.
7. Quiet your thoughts
Prayer and meditating exercises can enhance your perspectives in life and the condition of your mind. According to some research, it appears that one of the ways to improve the outcome of therapy and contribute calmness on your thoughts is through medication. Prayer, mindfulness and medicating can be a huge help to achieve peace of mind.
8. Make realistic goals
You have to decide on what you want and need to attain professionally, academically and even personally and jot down the following steps you will be needing to achieve your goals. Be ambitious and strive for excellence but your goals should be realistic and attainable at the same time. You will feel this sense of satisfaction and self-worth as you start seeing the progress and accomplishments of your goals.
9. Break your monotonous routine cycle
Even though our daily routines improve our sense of safety and security and contribute a lot to our efficiency, we may want to change our pace at some point in our lives. Sometimes, we don’t grow where we’re comfortable at which makes us stuck and stagnant. Try changing your jogging route, exploring new things, visiting a different park, or considering going on a roadtrip.
10. Seek help if you need to
You must keep in mind that seeking help is not a form of weakness. Seeking help indicates that you are strong enough to step out of your comfort zone to get the help you need. Treatment is efficient and effective. People who acquire pertinent care can definitely recover from addiction and mental illness.