Healthy living involves-
Attention to lifestyle: Doing too much or too little can affect mental health. A good balance is needed between work or study and leisure pursuits.
Feeling anxious - stressed – angry?
Go for a walk. 30 minutes brisk walking can lower anxiety levels. Spend less time worrying who is right and more time deciding what is right.
Social Contact: Having contact with others whose company you enjoy, at home, at school or as a member of a club, helps develop social interaction.
Make time for family and friends. Try to develop a circle of friends.
Keep company with people who think positively.
Review your life from time to time: This involves considering your aims and goals in life and whether you are taking steps to achieve them. Problems can arise when people feel that life is not satisfying and fulfilling.
Get to know yourself better – improve your defences and strengthen your weak points. Don’t live your life being angry with yourself and others.
Awareness of how mind and body interact: Just as the state of mental health can affect physical health, the reverse is also true. If diet, sleep and exercise are neglected and inadequate, not only the body will suffer but also the mind.
Having people in your live you trust: It is important to have someone to go to with problems and worries, such as friends, family members or teachers.
Share your worries whenever possible. Learn to accept compliments.
Awareness of what can go wrong: Be conscious of what can go wrong. Tiredness and irritability, if ignored, might lead to more serious stress-related problems. Don’t live your life being angry with yourself and others. Identify and deal with your moods.
Taking steps to resolve problems. Be aware of problems and seek help if necessary. Don’t be afraid to say, “I made a mistake.”