WHO defines that a healthy body is healthy physically, mentally, and socially. But according to data from the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) which was launched from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems at least once in their lives. So far, not a few people focus on maintaining body health only physically and forget about how to care for their mental health. Though both are interrelated and equally important. Let’s look at some tips for maintaining mental health as part of maintaining a healthy body according to the University Health Service:
Understand that life does not always go according to expectations. No need to stress. Train yourself to focus on finding solutions rather than just fixating on bad problems or events. Use your free time to meditate, enjoy nature, or play with pets.
Believe that each individual is unique. Keep yourself dear even though sometimes you make mistakes. Don’t forget to take time to do a variety of favorite activities, whether it’s gardening, cooking, reading books, or learning a new language.
Don’t be monotonous
Try something new and challenging so you avoid getting bored. For example, change your jogging route, do a solo trip, or visit a new coffee shop.
Become a volunteer
In addition to creating feelings of pleasure because they can contribute to bringing positive change, activities like this can also make you meet new people, learn lots of things, and be more grateful.
Hang out healthy
The environment has an important role in supporting your efforts to maintain body and mental health. Mix with those who can help you to become a better person and can be relied upon in sharing joys and sorrows.
Caring for the body
From now on routinely exercise, get enough sleep, and consume more healthy foods, such as vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, and milk.