It is important to take care of your physical health by exercising regularly, eating healthy, and drinking enough water. Anxiety, stress, and worry can lead to major risks in your day to day life. It can be difficult during a time like this to maintain an equilibrium. But it is times like this when minding your mental health is of extreme importance. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
Mental health is no joke, take serious steps towards improving your mental health. Incorporate these steps below into your daily lifestyle.
Switch Out Expectation For Gratitude
Expectation is the root of all suffering. When you expect too much, you will be disappointed most often. Take a moment and be grateful for the small things in your life. Such as good health, your friends and family, and shelter. It is the small things that count.
Develop A Sense Of Purpose
Have you stopped and asked yourself what is your purpose? You can find so much purpose in different areas of your life. It can be your job, a volunteer activity, or a new skill or activity.
Take A Moment & Relax
When is the last time you took a moment to sit and breath? Taking a moment to relax with an activity such as drawing, writing, meditating or even taking a walk around your neighborhood.
Disconnect From Technology
In this day and age, there is too much technology all around us. Technology improves many aspects of our lives. Sometimes, you just need to stop and unplug. Keeping up with all the latest news and events can take a mental toll. You only have so much attention.