Mental Health Monday: 5 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

By . - Monday, January 02, 2023

1. Avoid alcohol and other drugs:
Keep alcohol use to a minimum and avoid other drugs. Sometimes people use alcohol and other drugs to "self-medicate" but in reality, alcohol and other drugs only aggravate problems. Alcohol affects the part of your brain that controls inhibition, so you may feel relaxed, less anxious, and more confident after a drink. But these effects quickly wear off. The chemical changes in your brain can soon lead to more negative feelings, such as anger, depression or anxiety, regardless of your mood.

2. Quiet your mind:
Try meditating, mindfulness, and/or prayer. Relaxation exercises and prayer can improve your state of mind and outlook on life. In fact, research shows that meditation may help you feel calm and enhance the effects of therapy.

3. Surround yourself with good people:
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class, or support group.

4. Give of yourself:
Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else. You'll feel good about doing something tangible to help someone in need — and it's a great way to meet new people.

5. Get help when you need it:
Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness. And it is important to remember that treatment is effective. People who get appropriate care can recover from mental illness and addiction and lead full, rewarding lives.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, know that there is help out there. 

Join Cipla online counselling which is available daily. Add 076 882 2775 to your Whatsapp contacts to message a counsellor who will assist you promptly. The Cipla Whatsapp Chat offers FREE telephonic counselling, information, & referrals 7 days a week to help support those in need of Mental Health Support. Call 0800 456 789, to speak to a counsellor.

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