Guardians of the Mind: The crucial role of mental health

Guardians of the Mind: The crucial role of mental health

“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.” -Lori Deschene

I am sure each one of us has at sometime or the other felt upset about something.  How are we at such times? Do we feel very focused or motivated in our work?Are we at our best in our relationships? Of course not! At such times we often find ourselves fatigued and lacking in enthusiasm.

Looking after our mental state needs to be prioritized and valued to help us lead a fulfilling life. Mental health is an important part of our life at each stage. It comprises of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Importance of Mental Health

There are innumerable benefits of good mental health.  It helps us cope with various stressors in our life in a healthy manner. Stress can adversely affect our health. It can lead to symptoms like headache, sleep disturbance, muscle tension, fatigue, upset stomach and lowered immunity.  By taking care of our psychological well-being, we can protect ourselves from the harmful effects of stress.

A positive mental state aids in better social adjustment.Working on our mental health can also help us contribute positively to interpersonal relationships. Forming and maintaining healthy relationships comes more naturally as it becomes easier to spend quality time with our loved ones and support them in times of distress.

Sense of well-being and positive self-image. A person can often find success and fulfilment in their lives when they are in a state of good mental health. It could lead to a more upbeat outlook and attitude, and a greater sense of self-assurance.

Increases Motivation. Everyday routines and responsibilities may seem monotonous and taxing when we are in a bad headspace. Taking care of our mental health enables us to have a sense of stability and motivates us to work towards our goals.

Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Well-being

Our mental health affects each aspect of our life. Hence, it’s critical to protect and enhance psychological wellness with effective interventions. Here are some ways to take care of our well-being.

Follow a healthy lifestyle. Include regular exercise in your routine. It boosts your happy hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin. A healthy diet and adequate sleep go a long way in maintaining physical and mental well-being.

Be aware of your emotions and acknowledge feelings. It helps to cope with different situations and to manage difficult feelings.

Checking in with yourself is a helpful practice. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of life and lose track of our needs and what is important to us. Take out the time to reflect on your day and get in touch with your feelings and needs. Ensure that you are taking care of your physical and emotional needs.

Build a Social Support System. Keeping in touch with your loved ones can be a great source of comfort and joy. Conflicts can be resolved with effective communication and mutual respect. Healthy relationships bring positivity to one’s life and enrich it by providing care and support.

Regular breaks are a great way to rejuvenate. Inculcating time for your hobbies into your daily schedule can be a creative way to engage with your inner child. Making gadget free zones in your house can also be a good means to stay in the moment and relax.

Seek help if needed. Problems with our physical health lead us to consult doctors. In the same manner, we can consult mental health professionals in case of issues with our psychological and emotional well-being.

In the comments below, share with us some of the things you do to take care of your mental health.


38 thoughts on “Guardians of the Mind: The crucial role of mental health

  1. Thank you for sharing these pointers which will help us maintain our mental health and well being. Such reminders are very helpful from time to time.

    1. Yes Suneela! These pointers are great reminders for prioritizing our mental health. Glad you found them helpful.

  2. Good afternoon Ma’am , thank you so much for thought -provoking and well researched blog. It beautifully brings aloud the importance of mental health for holistic wellbeing. Eagerly awaiting your next blog

    1. I am so happy to know Sonia that each blog of mine has provided you insights in your holistic well being. It gives me immense happiness to know that you are able to relate to each writings of mine.

  3. Thank you Ma’am for shedding light on yet another critical topic!
    It’s a reminder of the importance of prioritizing our mental well-being in today’s fast-paced world. I try to take out time for myself, indulge in my hobbies to feel rejuvenated. Regular meditation & yoga also helps to unwind and break free from monotony.

    1. Thank you Mamta! It’s a pleasure to know that the blog is able to make an impact on each one and you are able to take out time for meditation and yoga.

  4. Very true ma’am. It is equally important to take care of our Mental well being as we do for our Physical well being. Sharing about our Mental state solves a lot of problem and even improves inter personal relationships. Thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts.

    1. That’s a really good article… to go through… and to me i really spend quality time with my loved ones for my good mental health.

    2. Yes Lakshmi! Its our utmost responsibility to take care of our mental health. Glad you found the blog informative.

  5. Thank you for so thought provoking and well researched blog. Awareness of Mental Health is need of the hour, it’s reminder for all of us to take care of our mental healths.

    1. Yes Sanjna! When we are aware of our own mental health we can contribute positively to the society and build a strong inter- personal relationship.

  6. Amazing wellness nuggets Ma’am, especially when you are standing with your glowing smile in front of me.

    1. That’s so wonderful dear Shubhi! As i mentioned in my blog that Keeping in touch with our loved ones can be a great source of comfort and joy. So keep spending quality time with your loved ones.

    1. Thank you Geetanjali ! ! I am so happy to know that you are taking care of your mental health by regularly exercising, taking breaks and following a healthy sleep pattern. I am sure you would have got adequate information after reading the blog.

  7. Taking regular breaks
    Prioritizing yourself
    Following hobbies
    Health diet
    These are must for Mental health

  8. I am very much impressed by the article. I too follow
    Meditation,taking breaks and spending quality time with my loved ones

    1. Yes Reena! i have always felt that following our Hobbies and keeping time for it can really do wonders to our mental state.

  9. Greetings ma’am,

    Thankyou for sharing the insights.

    My way to take care of my mental health is YOGA.
    Yoga improves physical fitness through asanas and mental well-being via mindfulness and breath control, enhancing overall health.

  10. “Guardians of the Mind” beautifully encapsulates the vital importance of mental health in our lives. This article brilliantly highlights how our guardianship of mental well-being impacts every aspect of our existence. It’s a poignant reminder of the pivotal role we play in safeguarding our mental health and the significance of seeking support when needed. Truly an insightful piece shedding light on an essential aspect of our lives. Thank you for sharing Ma’am.

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