How to take preventive care of your mental health

How to take preventive care of your mental health

We all want to feel good. Physically and mentally. Unfortunately, we often don't pay much attention to our mental well-being. We can feel sad, irritable, and lacking in energy and motivation, and if we suppress these feelings, they can lead to more severe problems and psychological disorders.

We will advise you on how to take preventive care of your mental health and how to work with psychohygiene to prevent possible depression, burnout or psychosomatic problems, for example.

As part of psychological hygiene, you can engage in various activities to protect and strengthen your mental health. 

Focus on lifestyle

Lifestyle plays an important role in our psychological well-being. It may sound cliché, but quality sleep is essential for our health. So try to focus on your sleep, remove your mobile phone or other distractions from your bedroom, and if you can't get to sleep, at least lie back and relax. Even this rest is more beneficial to you than, for example, watching soap operas.

A good diet is also essential in your lifestyle. Try to eat vegetables, fruit and fibre every day. If you find it difficult to bite into an apple or a tomato regularly, you can help yourself with a little trick. When you prepare a meal, always have a piece of fruit or vegetable as a side dish. This way, you can quickly eat the recommended daily intake of vitamins.

Also, follow a drinking regime and drink ideally unsweetened liquids.

Stay active

Regular exercise has genuinely unique effects on our mental health. When we move, our body starts to produce the hormone serotonin, the so-called happiness hormone, so we start feeling better even after exerting a bit.

Quality relaxation is important

Relaxation can mean something different to everyone. For some people, a walk in the countryside, a yoga class, meditation, or even sitting down with a friend for a coffee. Whatever form of relaxation you prefer, you should include it in your schedule. Even if you feel like you're not keeping up, you should always make time for yourself and relaxation. Not only will it benefit your mental health, but it will also make you more productive and your work go better.

If you feel that your mental hygiene is not helping you enough, you don't feel comfortable, and you would like to feel better, contact us. Our therapists are top professionals who can help you with your difficulties.