How to Make Sure You Always Remain Mentally Fit

By Patrick Banks

Posted 10 months agoHEALTH

People have more mental issues in the twenty-first century than physical issues. Today, we have a cure for almost every disease and the mortality rate is the lowest ever. While we may be physically healthy, most of us are not happy.

We look like we have more luxuries than ever, and still, we feel tired and no longer enjoy things as our ancestors did. The reason is that we are not mentally fit.

We walk and talk normal and most of us are not retarded, but there are more forms of mental illness than we see. After all, over 16 million people in the United States are suffering from depression. Instead of telling you how you can maintain good physical health by eating clean, this article discusses how you can keep yourself mentally fit.

Exercise Every Day

Yeah, cliché, I know, but exercise really is more important than most of us think. It’s even more important than eating healthy. You should keep moving your body and shed some sweat to keep yourself physically as well as mentally healthy.

You only need to exercise for 30 minutes every day. You don’t need to take any extra proteins or a heavy diet. Just make it a part of your routine to do exercise. Creating a plan with every exercise will make this job a little easier for you.

Read Instead of Watching

Watching drama seasons and movies is fun. We spend hours watching one season and don’t realize where all the time went. While no one is stopping you from following Hollywood (like anyone could), you should also develop a habit of reading. Harry Potter is no doubt the most fun movie series to watch, but have you tried its written version?

Likewise, the perfect season Game of Thrones also has a novel that pays attention to even more of the tiniest details. Spending too much time in front of the screen has a negative effect on your brain. On the other hand, reading allows you to discover a new world of imagination that also improves your mental health.

Take Days Off from Office

Work is the most common reason for stress. For some reason, no matter how qualified you are, jobs don’t let you take proper rest. Even people who are good at their jobs feel too much pressure on themselves. There are people who can’t stop thinking about work even when they are not in the office.

This is the reason you should take days off when you start to feel exhausted. If possible, go travelling to clear your mind as when you distant yourself and enjoy a new environment, it’s easier for your brain to stay mindful.

It is also an established fact that companies don’t give you off days unless they know you can’t work anyway. You can get real medical documents from to show you are unwell before you are actually pushed to those limits.

Spend Time with Friends

Good friends are great therapists. Spending time with them keeps you mentally healthy. You might notice that most of the time you spend with them, you keep laughing. If they instead become a reason for mental fatigue, you need to find new friends.

We all could use some time in which we don’t have to pretend to be someone and watch our words. Among friends, even all your sad stories become funny stories and a source of amusement for your friends and yourself.

You will start to feel that the problems weren’t that big of a deal – after all, it’s all in your mind. An issue is only as big as you make it to be, and friends don’t let each other make a big deal out of anything, even if you were just divorced and fired from your job at the same time.

Don’t be An Addict of Anything

Whether it’s alcohol, sex, or weed, don’t make them an important part of your life. Everything is good as long as it is utilized in limits, and too much of anything is bad. Reliability on such things leave you mentally weak and also destroy your health.

You should go out with friends, have some drinks, find a pretty hookup, but it would be bad if you can’t go a day without doing those things. You must learn to enjoy your own company and don’t make yourself dependable on anything or anyone to stay mentally fit. If you cannot quit yourself, ask for professional psychological help to figure out why you are addicted to certain substances or behaviours.

Take Up a New Hobby

Good hobbies are known to improve mental health. You need to adopt new hobbies and follow them with your heart. It’s not like a responsibility. You adopt things that you like to do, so you won’t feel like it’s a drag.

When you do things you like, you feel happy and refreshed. Some of the common hobbies include gardening, singing, and drawing. There are also plenty of other things, and you only need to find something you like.

Learn to Play Music

Learning an instrument improves your memory, reading skills, and mental health. There are also many other scientifically proven health benefits of learning and playing music. You have an entire life to work and you spend full days focusing only on work.

Take one hour three days a week for yourself and join a music academy. You will make many new friends and learn an instrument that will allow you to let out your feelings in a positive. Simply playing that instrument in leisure time will give you peace of mind.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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