Jan is very conscientious about leading a healthy lifestyle. Daily, she walks on her treadmill for thirty minutes, eats plenty of fruits and vegetables a day, drinks 6-8 glasses of water, and gets 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
She also does things to maintain good mental health. Some people think that good mental health simply means not having mental or emotional problems. Good mental health is far more than this. It covers how you feel about yourself, your ability to handle the ups and downs in life, the quality of your relationships, and your ability to handle your feelings.
People who are mentally healthy feel gusto for life and enjoy it. They have a sense of purpose in their life. They have fulfilling relationships with friends and family members. They generally have lots of self-confidence and a fairly high self-esteem.
There are several things that you can do to maintain good mental health and avoid feelings of anxiety. First, make sure that you include leisure in your life. Make leisure time and play a priority in your life. Do things that are enjoyable. Go bowling. Take dancing lessons. Eat a picnic in the park. Read a good book.
Next, do things often that appeal to your five senses. Burn a fragrant candle. Listen to peppy music that lifts your spirit. Get a foot massage. Add colorful accents to your décor that makes you happy when you see them.
Be creative. Take an oil painting class. Learn how to play the organ. Learn how to scrapbook. Write poetry.
Incorporating these things into your life helps you maintain good mental health. The better mental health you have, the happier you are.