In a world that’s harsh, being sensitive can be extremely difficult. When you’re too sensitive or when the problems overwhelm you and you can’t seem to find a solution, your mental health can be in danger and different issues can appear.
Mental health issues don’t appear just with age – it’s true that Alzheimer or other diseases represent the problems of those who are of a certain age, but in many people, you will see depression and different addictions that have similar or worse results than those diseases.
Improving your mental health can be a good thing to do, no matter how old you are, as many of these tips are easy and simple and you can do them in your free time, requesting only a few minutes of your time.
A Cup of Coffee
The coffee that many people drink is more than an energizer. It contains good substances that help boost your metabolism and several hormones which prevent the apparition of depression. Studies have shown that at least a cup of coffee per day will lower the rate of depression issues. The same results will be achieved if you drink green tea.
This shouldn’t be kept for not forgetting things, but for keeping close to your soul those things that you are grateful for and the things that you were able to do that day or to accomplish. You should have at least 3 things of each and every day, so when you read back what you’ve done, you’ll see the good events that took place – you’ve planted a flower, you read 30 pages of a book, you’re grateful for helping your friend with something and so on.
Do Something New
Starting something new can be quite an adventure, so when you have some free time, try doing a different thing. For example, you can try a new cookies recipe, read or write a poem, paint a door, try a DIY project – do something that’s new to you and will keep you busy for at least a few hours. A new project will encourage your brain cells (the neurons) to create new paths, improving all the functions of the brain.
Dark chocolate is made with a high concentration of cocoa, which is a great energy source for the brain cells. This helps them create neuronal paths and have a longer life. A few pieces of dark chocolate every few days will help you stay active longer, improve your alertness and your mental skills.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to keep an optimistic life. If you need help – ask for it, if you can offer help – just do it, and if you can get out of your comfort zone, then life might still have surprises for you and keep you healthy for a longer time!