Mental health is as equally important as physical health. While physical health helps keep our bodies strong and fit, mental health helps keep us sane, rational and headstrong.
Being mentally fit allows us to enjoy life and the environment, helps us overcomes life’s trials and tribulations and prevents us from getting a breakdown. We can be creative, learn, try new things, and take risks. Having good mental health helps us become better people and gives us the positive attitude we need when faced by doubt and hardships in our personal and professional life.
You may have already taken steps in maintaining good mental health better than you physical fitness, only you might not realize it. The fact that you are still living and breathing with a sane mind proves that you are capable in coping with life’s pressures. In maintaining mental fitness, it is good to know how to overcome stress.
The older we grow, the more prone we are to stress and most of use would want to achieve a stress-free life. Stress will come and it is up to us on how to effectively and positively handle it.
Stress is a state when a change occurs in our lives and we have to adapt to it. Changes such as deaths, births, illness, a new job or getting sacked are changes that require adaptation. In this process of adapting, if you are not careful with coping properly, can lead to stress.
Effectively coping with stress is good for our mind, body and soul. Methods to keep stress at bay are like meditation, exercise, yoga and such help reducing the negative effects of stress. If stress in not controlled, it can effect us emotionally and intellectually. Some of the effects of stress include fear, anxiety, and confusion, a decrease in concentration and memory and loss of sense of humor.