Mental Fitness : Why Is It Important? Simple Steps To Boost Your Mental Health

Mental Fitness is a system for strengthening and expanding the mind and to improve your mental habits. It provides a positive sense of how we feel, act and think, which help us to improve our ability to enjoy life.

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

Health & fitness is one of the most important aspects of life. Without this, life will be very unhappy and stressful. An unhealthy person will not be able to enjoy his/her life to full extent. We are all so busy in our day to day activities, job, education etc. that we neglect our health. This affects our lives in a negative manner and can lead to some severe problems.

In present-day world, it seems like the technology is making us mentally ill. Isn’t it?

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Need of  Mental Fitness

When you go to bed after a long day, your body begins to relax. But the mind doesn’t always relax. It keeps on pondering over your experiences of the day, some important meeting you have the next day, your exam and so on. So to keep your mind relaxed and stress free, Mental Fitness is as important for the mind as the Physical Fitness for the body. So, how do you do it? Well, keeping your mind mentally fit is not as difficult as getting ready for a marathon, but it’s a good analogy.

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Three ways to achieve
 Mental Fitness

  1. Stop Multitasking: Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance, which makes your brain weak and unable to concentrate on specific things. Multitasking is killing your mental health and also reducing your IQ level.
  2. Play Games: Play games like crossword puzzles, Sudoku to keep your mind sharp. Games are a great way to build up your brain muscle.
  3. Stay Positive: The more positive you are, the more positive feelings will come. You will feel more peaceful, happier and calm. Positive value actually creates real value in your life and helps you to be mentally fit.

Mental Fitness Sustains Mental Health

Mental health is as important as physical health.  According to the World Health Organization:
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health issues, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems like Life experiences, Family Problems,Work Pressure etc. But remember, your illness does not define you, your strength and courage does.

5 ways to Boost your Mental Health 

1.Proper Sleep: Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep.

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There are 4 stages of sleep but according to various studies, our sleep is divided into 2 cycles:
  • Deep sleep: During deep sleep, the body goes into a calm state which in turn boosts the immune system of the body through various physiological changes.
  • REM sleep: (Rapid Eye Movement) REM sleep is the time when a person dreams. The body during this time increases the memory and boosts emotional health.

4 Stages of Sleep


2. Proper Exercise:
Exercise is the most important thing which removes stress, anxiety, and depression. The four different types of exercises like endurance  (aerobic), strength, flexibility and balance can improve our health and physical ability.

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3.Take a Break From Work:
It is good to take a break from your work so that once you return from break you can concentrate on work properly with a fresh mind. When you take a break, you are not shirking responsibility, you are taking care of yourself to have the stamina built up and to be at your best. Whether you take vacation or staycation, it is important to take a break from your daily routine so that you can keep your mind stress free.

Mental Fitness Break


4.Good Food:
A healthy diet is very important to your 
physical health, but do you know it plays an even more significant role in your mental health. Eating sugary substances can instantly provide you with energy, but once the sugar hype goes down, with it goes your cheerful mood and motivation. A healthy diet can lead to fewer mood swings, provide a positive outlook, and also improves concentration or focus.
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5.
Strong relationships: The very first step in building a strong relationship and healthy relationship with your family and friends is to talk. The more you talk with them,the more you understand them, which keeps you away from Mental Stress. A strong family standing by you is all that you need to fight all odds in life.
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Conclusion

Whatever goes on in your mind, usually influences and impacts your daily life. So it’s very important to keep your mind stress free and healthy to prevent anxiety and mental illness.

Mental health is as important as physical health. So do your regular exercise, have a healthy diet and treat yourself with good, pacifying sleep.

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“Good Health is True Wealth. It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.”

 

Disclaimer: The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for informational purposes only.

This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. S B huddar

    Excellent

    1. Amrita Kulkarni

      Thank you ?

  2. Shweta tiwari

    Great ,,????

    1. Amrita Kulkarni

      Thank you?

  3. Anonymous

    Well said..Sleep and positively keeps good mental health..

    1. Amrita Kulkarni

      Thank you ?

  4. Vishwanath

    Really well written

    1. Amrita Kulkarni

      Thank you ?

  5. Jwalant

    Amazing! ??

    1. Amrita

      Thank you Bhai!!!

    2. Sunil Shastry

      Great ?

  6. Nancy

    Beautiful article,explained in so easy language.This surely (Mental health)is the need of the current time…though simple steps ,still we forget to follow them…but with little hardwork and determination we surely will take care of our mental health to stay fit for long run.I thank the Author for sharing the simple ways with us….a big help..and may we get to read many more articles by Amrita Kulkarni.

    1. Amrita

      Thank You Di!!!

  7. Chandan K

    Informative article ?.. keep it up!

    1. Amrita

      Thank You!!

  8. Akshata

    ????

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  9. Anil shastry

    U explained the problem of today’s generation very well .
    Keep it up ??

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  10. Vanja

    Explained it very well,??

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  11. Veena Shastry

    Very good ??

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  12. Arun Soni

    Great Blog keep hustling

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  13. Ashish

    Nice topic chosen in current scenario……it’s so important to improve mental health …very well written amrita ji

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

    2. Sunil Shastry

      Great ?

  14. DEEPMALA GUPTA

    Good????

  15. SUSHANTHA NADIG

    Good one. ??

  16. Vivek P

    Worth reading and following. Excellent

  17. Vinita Rajasekar

    Good Ammuu

  18. Varsha

    That’s a great blog for bieng positive,grt wrk Amy. Waiting for more to come..???❤️??

  19. Reena Tiwari

    Ammu its a great article…. Stress management is very important in today’s Scenario… People cannot give their best if they are not having peaceful and calm life…. It’s wonderful reading your article

    1. Amrita

      Thank You Di!!!

  20. Amogh

    Amazing

  21. Sindhu Nagaraj

    Amazing article ?? worth reading ??

  22. Jyothi B S

    Very informative.
    I didn’t know about the cycles of the sleep.This cycles of sleep explains about both physical and mental healing during sleep.
    And also the ways and suggestions to improve the mental health and stress management for this generation people who were very stressful , are Nice. Collectively a fantastic article

    1. Amrita

      Thank You

  23. Shikha Iyer

    Informative and impressive piece of writing…keep it up dear Amrita…All the best.

  24. Apoorva

    I personally think its a really good and well consolidated article.

  25. Anonymous

    Author suggested worthy ideas to decrease stress and maintain mental health

  26. Prateek Patel

    Nice

  27. Vineet

    Informative!

  28. Ravi

    Compliments to you Amrutha for the nice article which is very informative and timely. Your suggestions for improving health and reducing stress are simple and will surely be effective. Best wishes

  29. Harshith

    More useful if we follow this

  30. Arvind

    Wow … that’s kind of a musical journey to mental fitness.. nicely compiled..loved the writing style..
    Looking forward for more.. indeed we’ll done Amrita !

  31. Varshith

    Well organized content and very informative article. Keep up the good work.

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