David Cates – Basic Tips To Support our Mental Wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing are hot topics at the moment and over the last couple of years we have seen more and more being written and spoken about on this subject. This has all come as a very welcome change following such a long time of the topic being stigmatized. Now with regards to mental health issues this is something which, in most cases, requires medical support, when it comes to mental wellbeing however, the solution is far more simple than many realize. Leading mental health expert David Cates relates this to living a health lifestyle, we all know how to do it with sleep, exercise and healthy eating, yet not all of us actually do it. When it comes to mental wellbeing, here are basic tips we should all be following.
Having Someone To Speak With
One of the most important aspects of your mental wellbeing is that you have someone with whom you can discuss your emotions. If we do not have this then we end up suppressing them and that is when it becomes dangerous. This is why it is essential that you have a family member or friend who you can speak frankly to, whenever you need it. On the flip side, it is positive to be that person for someone else as well.
Understanding How To Relax
Far too many people believe that relaxation is something which you do when you are stuck in front of the TV, but this is in fact a way to switch off, rather than actually embracing relaxation. For some people relaxation is spending time with the kids, some like to work out and others may enjoy meditation. he method of relaxation is not important, learning how to do it and embracing it, most certainly is.
Many of us have toxic people around us, we know that the are toxic yet we continue to have them in our lives. These are the people who you have to get rid of, no matter how hard, in order to have a healthier outlook on life. This is not a simple process but gradually weeding these people out of your life will have positive impacts on your life.
Physical health and mental wellbeing go hand in hand and that is why you have to have a can-do approach with regards to your lifestyle. This means a regular exercise schedule, no matter how light. This also means avoiding vices wherever possible and focusing on a healthy diet. The better you feel in yourself, the healthier you will feel in your mind and that is why it is critical that you understand the importance of physical health. You don’t have to become a vegan gym rat to feel good, but making positive changes will certainly contribute towards a healthier mind.
These are very basic steps which you can take that are most certainly going to help you in having a healthier outlook on life and improved mental wellbeing.