Category: Mental Health 101
5 Books And Podcasts To Learn About Mental Health
The month of May is known as Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first recognised in The United States of America in 1949. The importance of mental well-being is not lost on most of us. Having said that, there is a lot that needs to be done. One can start by taking the easiest yet most important step; educating oneself and in the process gaining more awareness about mental health issues. How can you observe and do your bit this month? First and foremost, take care of yourself physically and mentally. If you think you need help, do not shy […]
12 Platforms That Offer Affordable Therapy Online In India
Therapy is not a luxury that only a few can afford. Take care of your mental health with these affordable therapy options in India.
What Is Kidulting And How Can It Benefit Your Mental Health?
Kidulting is the practise of adults reliving their childhood by engaging in activities typically associated with children, like playing with old-fashioned toys and board games, indulging in familiar meals from their youth, and engaging in pastimes and games designed for younger people. Being an adult is difficult; as a result, people are looking for more alternative means of releasing tension. Demanding lives and adjustments to eating and drinking habits in favour of healthier options. As with many new trends, millennials set the pace by seeking out immersive experiences to satisfy their inner child, followed closely by other generations who opted […]
Mental Health Awareness Month 2023: Being More Self-Compassionate
The month of May is designated as the Mental Health Awareness Month. Although it was first acknowledged in 1949, it is always important to acknowledge the importance of mental health to our general wellbeing, the need to raise awareness of it, and the importance of helping those who need it receive treatment. We’re taking this opportunity to highlight the importance of taking care of one’s mental health, starting with the topic of being self-compassionate. Whether or not someone has a mental health problem themselves, Mental Health Awareness Month makes people aware of how mental illness affects their lives, informs them of […]
5 Simple Ways To Deep Clean Your Mind
Imagine this. Your desk at work is stacked high with different objects; memos, important papers, documents that need to be checked, and much more. When you try to find something specific, this clutter can make your job significantly more difficult. Now, imagine this happening inside of your brain. When unwanted and troubling thoughts pile up, they end up clouding the mind making it difficult to access important mental data. A fruitless search for a memory or thought could leave you feeling frustrated and ready to break down. This is why you need to deep clean your mind. Our mental state – […]
What Is Toxic Positivity? Are You Unknowingly Practicing It?
The internet is filled with encouraging sayings that are supposed to bring positivity in a constructive way, from “think positive” to “no bad days.” These statements may be consoling, but they also draw attention to a negative feature of our culture called toxic positivity. The idea of toxic positivity conveys that people should keep a positive attitude no matter how bad or challenging their circumstances are. Positive thinking and optimism have advantages, but toxic positivity rejects any unpleasant feelings in favour of a cheerful, deceptively optimistic exterior. 7 Signs That Someone Is Practicing Toxic Positivity It’s common for toxic positivity to […]
Tips For Mental Health: How To Cope With Signs Of Emotional Exhaustion
We often forget that there’s a strong connection between the body and the mind. And improving our emotional health is just as crucial to our wellbeing.
How To Stop Emotionally Eating: Identifying Triggers And Finding Alternatives
Sitting in front of the TV with a huge tub of your favourite flavour of ice cream when you’re feeling down and out. Coming home after a long, tiring day of work and heading straight to the fridge for a snack. Munching on comfort food while pulling that all-nighter before your exam. We’re all familiar with these situations and have found ourselves indulging in them at one point or another. But does that make you an emotional eater? And if you are, how can you stop emotionally eating? Normal eaters may sometimes find themselves binging when they feel happy, sad or […]
What Are The Different Forms Of Alternative Therapies?
Alternative healing therapy is a form of healing methodologies that differ from the usual line of treatment. Simply put, these are therapeutic practices that are currently not considered as an integral part of conventional medical practice. Often, the benefits and healing abilities of these therapies are established through research, other times they may be unproven scientifically. Hence, they are classified as alternate healing therapies or alternate medicine. Few of these healing techniques are thousands of years older than conventional medicines. Over the last couple of decades there has been a renewed interest in holistic and natural healing and thus various […]
5 Mental Health Resolutions To Make For A Healthy 2023
Every year we go through the ritual of making goals for the upcoming year. But the pressure that comes with New Year’s resolutions can be counterproductive to making you feel good about starting fresh. Many of us make big intentions of losing weight, getting our finances in order, or quitting a bad habit that we’re addicted to only to find ourselves discouraged after a couple of days. The key is to go easy on yourself and set daily goals that are doable instead of overwhelming yourself with unachievable targets. This year, choose to make mental health resolutions. The long and […]
Winter Blues: How Can Meditation Combat Seasonal Depression (SAD)?
As temperatures begin to drop and daylight gets shorter, it’s not uncommon to feel down in the dumps. However, lethargy can often range from mild winter blues to seasonal episodes of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But the good news is that meditation can help counteract the dampening of your mood. What Is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that you experience during particular seasons or times of the year. It’s common to be affected by changing seasons and weather, or to have times of year when you feel uncomfortable. But if your feelings are interfering with your everyday […]
Is Work Wrecking Your Mental Health? 5 Ways To A Healthy Mind At Work
If you’re like most people, the pandemic and the subsequent years post has left a lasting impression on your mental health and wellbeing. Your mental health; how your brain functions affects your quality of life, personally as well as professionally. Plus, as you spend a large amount of time working through the day, it is essential to nurture a healthy mind at work to improve your overall wellbeing. Our mental health influences how we view ourselves and others, how we process our emotions, and how we react during tough times. Better mental health leads to overall harmony, happiness, resilience, and […]