Tranquillity of soul: Prioritize your mental health
To stay in a good headspace, you need to focus on your mental health, as the world is an occupied place, and a lot is going on around the clock. With so many pressures and commitments every day, people can burst under the pressure of dealing with it all. Some may say they experience a mental breakdown when it all becomes too much. A mental breakdown can also result from feeling like they have little to no aid to cope with life’s demands. They may contribute to their stress by their incapability to ask or accept help or delegate tasks to make life manageable. The reasons for a mental breakdown can ensue at any time and for any reason.
When stress arises in one's life, and they don't have the right skills and support to cope with it, something will eventually have to give. Unfortunately, a person's mental or emotional health often fails before the external pressures are relieved. But it is wrong to presume that the only real problem is those outside pressures. There is an important reason why they cannot cope, and it's essential to get to the bottom of that reason and discover the treatment options and support systems that can stem another outbreak of distress.
Here are the symptoms of a mental breakdown:
Depressed mood, Sadness, Hopelessness, and guilt, lack of motivation, loss of interest in activities and other things, Mood swings and outbursts, Emotional numbness, Significant changes in daily patterns such as sleep, appetite and eating, or self-care, Physical illness, Aches and pains, Gastrointestinal distress, Fatigue, Social withdrawal and isolation, Negative Thoughts, Difficulty with focus, concentration, and clear thinking, Worries and anxiety that don’t go away, Paranoia, Flashbacks to traumatic experiences, Hallucinations, Delusional thinking, Feeling detached from oneself or one’s environment, etc.
Now everyone thinks about how to get over this and prevent ourselves from being the slave of mental breakdown. There is no need to panic; here are some ideas to motivate you and get you started on the break time habit, whether you have five minutes or a few hours. Everyone has habits, and there’s nothing innately wrong with them. But knowing how habits form in the first place can ease the process and can keep you distressed.
Ways to make Break habit
Watch Funny videos – Laughter can change dopamine and serotonin activity, thus increasing a person's mood. Laughter is so helpful for mental health that psychologists have figured out ways to integrate it into therapy.
Take a coffee break – There always arrives a time when we could use a little energy in our step, and coffee has demonstrated to be a great way to give an extra boost when needed!
Do Meditation – Meditation outcomes have many mental, physical and health benefits. It is known to reduce anxiety, strengthen attention span and increase energy levels, to name a few.
Walk-in fresh air – What's better than fresh air? Taking a walk around the community can clear your mind and allows you to stay active. It's even something the whole family can do together to get a difference of scenery from the indoors.
Doodle – You may have been condemned for doodling as a distracting habit as a kid. But doodling, mainly as a break from work, can be cognitively and emotionally beneficial. Contrary to popular belief, research has shown that doodling can aid engagement and information retention.
Listen to music – Music is an excellent way to reduce pain or anxiety and gain a sense of comfort. Relishing a good tune or two can also elevate your mood, flash happiness, and even aid you to sleep better at night.
Avoid using Electronic Gadgets – We all need an interval from screen time now and then, no matter how old we are. Remaining glued to electronics can be emotionally exhausting, especially with all the stories continuously published in the media. Take the break from your gadgets, even if it’s just for 30 minutes.
Reading – Reading has a surfeit of benefits. It improves brain connectivity, stops cognitive decline, and aids in better rest at night while helping lower stress.
Call a friend – Loneliness is hard. We can call our friends and loved ones even if they stay far away. Reaching through call is much easier and makes you feel better.
Try yoga – You can give your mind some rest, your spirit a boost, and your body a good core and lengthening workout.
Enjoy meal – Don't just gulp down your food at your desk in front of the system. Eat a meal peacefully, savoring every bite.
Ride a bike – Bring your own or grab one of the city bikes popping up everywhere. And take a ride.
Take a nap – If you can't sleep at night, take a power nap. It's good for the soul.
Daydream – Close your eyes and let your mind wander. Allow yourself to daydream about anything.
Do not compromise your mental calmness for anything or anyone do what brings you peace because peace is precious. There's only one moment when it's essential to take a break. That moment is now.