I am in no way shape or form a specialist, psychologist, mental-health doctor etc. If you have severe or chronic depression, anxiety etc. consult a specialist. But I do know the seriousness of mental-health and how most take it lightly. Some tips that I have used and currently using to work on my mental health are the following:
- Belief in God : I believe the number one solution to mental-health and having a healthy and sound mind is being aware that God is real, present and is the creator of heavens and earth. All power and might belong to him and him solely. Having this belief and certainty will carry you through a lot of problems in life. You become cognizant that God is really the only one who knows and understands you. So you must trust him. After all, he created you. It is only common sense to believe and have faith in your creator.
- Prayer: prayer works in ways that cannot be explained. Prayer is that connection with God, the communication and source you need to thrive and stay positive. With prayer you are able to release and be present. With prayer it increases hope and faith. Prayers keeps your mind and soul occupied against negative, self-destructive thoughts and thinking. Prayers give your protection. Prayer is so very important when it comes to mental-health.
- Work: There is a saying “ an idle mind is the devils playground.” You must stay busy, keep yourself active and work towards a goal. Especially if you are dealing with mental health issues. Sitting around and just thinking and staying in your mind is the absolute worse thing you can do. That gives a way for the devil to entertain you with doubts, confusion and keep you in past mistakes and conflicts. whether it is starting a business, school, career, helping in the community etc. always do something to keep you focused and in the moment. There is so much work to be done!
- Good company: you become like the people you hang around. It is important to be around people who care about your well being, and help you become a better person. You want the right energy and vibrations to rub off on you, not the opposite. The people you hang around are like a mirror/reflection of yourself. Your mindset is very sacred, as well as your mental well-being, Surrounding yourself with the right people is necessary for a good and healthy lifestyle.