Having a physically strong body can be helpful when going through a tough day. But if your mind can’t handle all the challenges, a well-trained body won’t take you all the way. A solution is to take care of your mental health. Here we have listed some tips from The Canadian Mental Health Association, on how to keep your mental fitness in shape – making you more resistant to future stress and demands.
Daydream – Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a dream location. Breathe slowly and let the comforting environment wrap you in a sensation of peace and tranquility.
“Collect” positive emotional moments – Make it a point to recall times when you have experienced positive emotions.
Learn to cope with negative thoughts – Learn to interrupt them. Don’t try to block them (that never works), but don’t let them take over.
Do one thing at a time – For example, when you are out on a walk, turn off your cell phone and take in all the sight, smells and sounds you encounter.
Treat yourself well – Cook yourself a good meal and have a bubble bath. Make sure you have time for recreational hobbies.