This week is Mental Health Awareness and during this week the expectation is to highlight how important it is to look after your mental wellbeing and to be able to identify when others around you may be suffering from poor mental health.
Looking after your own mental wellbeing is extremely important, it can affect every aspect of your life if you do not tend to it. Mental wellbeing is not just about what you do, it is equally about what you should try not to do.
Let's look at what you should not do first:
You should make sure your working hours are fixed and that work does not consume your life, making sure you take adequate breaks throughout the day too.
Make sure you do not take on too much, this is applicable not only to work life but also home life, being the person who takes on everyone's problems and tries to fix everything will zap your wellbeing.
Do not skip meals, eating is important for fueling your body and your brain is a muscle that needs energy.
So what should you be doing to help your mental wellbeing?
Make sure you get adequate rest and sleep. Burning the candle at both ends will zap your brain and it will not
work efficiently until you give it enough rest again.
Taking regular exercise will help your circulation system, providing more oxygen to your brain to help it function. Just getting up out of a chair and walking around your environment will help you but going outside and grabbing fresh air at the same time is even better.