What We All Need: 9 Ways to Protect Your Psychological Health

Kemal Çetin Ozan

Kemal Çetin Ozan

a.k.a. male version of bridget jones

Individual problems in life, stress in business life and sad events in the country and around the world seriously affect our psychological health. Especially recently, the fires in our country have been deeply upsetting us all. These jolts that we experience psychologically affect everything from our sleep quality to our eating habits. Besides, it also makes our job quite difficult to deal with the current problems. Here are 9 ways that experts recommend to have a healthier psychology!

1) Don’t Neglect Saying Positive Things to Yourself

Research shows that what you think about yourself has a big impact on how you feel. In addition, making positive statements about yourself helps you to be more determined and assertive by increasing the value you give yourself.

2) Don’t hesitate to express in writing about situations, people and events you are grateful for

It has been confirmed by researchers that this condition, which has started to have an effect in the long term, is directly related to feeling well. Repeating everything you have and your feeling of gratitude in writing one more time is one of the important steps to feel good and strong.

3) Focus on One Thing for a Short Time

With this focus, it is a very useful method to keep the negative feelings and thoughts you have brought from the past out of your brain for a while. Focusing on a single phenomenon or job for a short time will help you feel stronger by restoring your self-confidence with a sense of satisfaction that this phenomenon or job will create when you finish during the day. In addition, focusing is known to be quite helpful in the logical decision-making stage.

4) Don’t Neglect Exercise

The physical dimension of psychology is of great importance. The fact that some problems and psychological diseases are associated with physical activity is an indicator of how much we should pay attention to this situation. Thirty minutes of physical activity a day can change a lot of things in your life. Be sure to do physical activity outdoors and during the day. Remember that Vitamin D, which you will receive from the sun, raises the hormone serotonin.

5) You Are What You Eat

Everything we eat affects our brain chemicals. This, in turn, directly affects our mood, behavior and attitudes during the day. Fruits and vegetables are quite important in this case. This food group, which has a positive effect on brain chemicals, is the key to feeling good. In addition, Omega-3 has quite beneficial effects on cognitive brain function. Do not forget about a balanced diet!

6) Share

Let your family, friends and close people know how you are feeling and what you are going through. Sharing this information with them will strengthen the bond of trust and love between you and make you aware that you are not alone when dealing with difficulties. In this way, it will be easier for you to overcome the problems by seeing them smaller.

7) Take Action for Others

According to research, helping your environment is among the most important factors affecting self-confidence. The phenomenon of assistance, which strengthens decisiveness and trust between bilateral relations, is very effective in helping you to perceive your environment positively, and therefore to make positive judgments about yourself and your choices.

8) Take a Break

Do not forget to take short breaks when you are tired and feel bad. Everyone needs to breathe and pull themselves together. never forget the rule of 10 deep breaths. Sit back, close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths. We think better and feel better when our oxygen level in our body reaches the dimensions it should be. Short breaks are quite useful for everyone.

9) Take Care of Sleep

Getting enough sleep at the right sleep times has a physical benefit, as well as a significant impact on your psychological state and long-term mode. It will be quite useful to disconnect from the screens an hour before going to bed.

Start doing these today. Feeling good is in your hands. Also, making new habits for yourself will make you feel powerful…

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