CogniFit's Science blog: Five Tips For Excellent Mental Health

Five Tips For Excellent Mental Health

Just like with all parts of your body, it is important to not wait to work on your mental health until it has already started to suffer. Staying mentally healthy can be easy if you put the time in ahead of something going wrong, but can be hard to fix once you have suffered mentally. This article will provide you five tips for excellent mental health.

1. First and foremost, you need to be physically active. Increased physical activity can actually create new brain cells and neurons, something that was previously thought to not be possible. The physical activity is also good for allowing better circulation and makes it easier for vital nutrients and oxygen to reach the brain.

2. Play is surprisingly important for staying mentally healthy. Stress and anxiety get built up in our lives and without a good release they can plague our health. You need to get out and hang out with your social networks. We are social creatures and spending time with our friends and family is important for our overall well-being.

3. While it is important we spend time with friends and family unwinding, it is equally important to spend time on your own. Spending at least one to two nights a week to you, reading a book or doing a hobby, is a perfect way to unwind and recharge.

4. It can be easy to allow our lives to build up and overwhelm us, which is why you should consider goal setting. Setting goals allows you to give your life a direction that you can see. If you set realistic goals that can be accomplished, you have something to aim for.

Each time you accomplish a goal, be it big or small, celebrate that you are moving in the right direction. This will allow you to start a drive that will help you accomplish further goals. All of this will increase your mental health.

5. Most important of all, do not be afraid to seek help. For some reason it has become unfavorable to seek out mental health professionals for whatever reason. Seek the help! It can be an incredible move that will improve your mental health. It would be a shame if you did not use one of your best tools available to you.

Obviously, mental training should be a part of your regimen as well as brain training can play an important role in remaining healthy. There are many things that you can do to improve your mental health; these five tips are only the beginning. However, they are a great place to start on your way to achieving an overall better mental health.