Living a healthy, balanced life as a student is one of the ways of promoting mental health.
Mental Health is a state of well-being in which a person realizes his or her own abilities (coping with normal stress life), working productively to make an impact. It is also a state of having positive sense of how we feel, think and act.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It helps in determining how we relate to others, make decisions and handle stress.
As we, all know that being healthy is not merely the absence of physical illness, hence mental health and fitness is very much important. To be mentally healthy and fit, you have to understand mental health and fitness collectively to ensure that there is a balance in mental health in relation to life style and fitness.
When talking about mental health what people think mostly is that it has to do with running and acting crazy but it is far beyond that, mental health is related to conditions such as depression, violation, to mention a few and if not properly taken care, one will feel lost, disoriented and most times misunderstood.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is determined by socio-economic, biological and environmental factors. Poor mental health is associated with stressful work, rapid social change, gender discrimination, unhealthy lifestyle and overthinking.
Mental health problems can affect a student’s energy level, concentration, focus and performance.
Below are some tips to promote Mental Health and fitness as a student:
Problems related to mental health can affect different people in different ways.
How to improve mental health as a student:
Take Care of your Health
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Attend to pains, visit the doctor or the health care centre if there is any sign of illness.
Surround yourself with great people
Arguably, to achieve your goals and vision, you need friends that will promote the vision. So having great people that can support you will improve mental health.
Treat yourself with kind words and respect. This also means you should be positive minded. Be optimistic about yourself.
Learn how to deal with stress
One way to improve your mental health is to plan your schedule for a day well and not multitasking. Stress comes to humans; you need to learn how to deal with it.
It very helpful to have a free time from work and thinking about issues; try meditate a some minutes in a day. It helps to boost your brain and makes you feel good.
Set realistic goals
Setting goals helps in improving your mental health, in doing this you get to be relaxed and have positive thinking. Having a to-do list helps achieving your goals.
Eat Fruits to keep you healthy
Fruits are very rich in nutrients that can help you keep a health mind, hence strengthening your mental health.
Blessing Agunloye is a student studying Chemistry Education. I have a strong passion for Media and Communications. I’m passionate about being a change maker in my society and helping youths and teenagers discover their purpose. I love creativity and innovation.