Self Care- The secret to strong mental health

We are all known to the phrase “health is wealth”, and it indeed in itself displays the significance of health. We all struggle with different problems in our lives, be it social, mental, physical or emotional. Similarly, many of us have also been victims of depression, anxiety, stress, violence, etc. But amidst all of this we forget to nurture ourselves.

Since I’ve been in school, I myself have been under a lot of academic pressure, and stress. I have also lost a lot of friendships over these years. I am not been able to confide in people easily because in modern times it is difficult for one to trust anybody. My mind is already occupied with so many thoughts and it is filled with this undying noise. It seems extremely difficult to lead a healthy life in this way. If you are reading this and are able to relate with me, do not worry, because it is completely okay not to be okay. Here’s a piece of advice to everyone out there: DO NOT GIVE UP. 

We all know that we live in a society where not much heed is paid to the emotional and mental health of a person. But at the same time, I feel that emotional well-being describes our overall health. In spite of my story, I refuse to escape from my problems because this is not the end.

I’ve come across many people, my friends and family, who have numerous problems in life, and it has had an adverse effect on their wellness. One of my friends had a nervous break down as soon as the mark sheet was handed over to her. The maid that comes to clean my house is a victim of domestic violence. She is physically assaulted by her husband and harassed by her in-laws. My close relative once tried to jump off the building because he could not achieve his dreams and got demoralized. These are just few cases but there are so many more in this world. You and me also face many obstacles, but it does not mean that the world is not a beautiful place to live.

It makes me realise that taking a pause in our lives, and introspecting makes a huge difference. We all are so consumed by the presumptions of what image others might have created of us in their minds which is completely insignificant as compared to what you think of yourself. We all should take time and appreciate ourselves, our achievements, and understand the purpose of our lives, in order to keep ourselves happy.

On the other hand, When I gave it a thought, I discovered that all of us have been driven by the single-mindedness of completing our responsibilities, instead of taking care of ourselves in the middle of all the worries we are surrounded with. 

Whenever I feel tensed, I either grab my diary and pen down all that I feel, or I talk about it with my friends and family. It doesn’t mean giving or taking favours, or making a hype about the situation, but it is about overcoming the hurdles in life through means of reaching out. Reaching out when you need help is of paramount importance. You can talk to anybody you trust, and nowadays, everyone also has the provision of professional help. That is called self care. 

Self awareness and self management is imperative in everybody’s life and one cannot afford to neglect it. Your zeal for life would always help you in adapting to the prevailing situations, and the sense of commitment will help you withstand your worst nightmares. 

In a nutshell, We need to stop looking at the dark side of every single thing, and stop being pessimistic.  This also calls for the need to be optimistic and be the master of your own mind. Self care can turn you into the epitome of happiness. Let us not forget that our health should be our foremost priority. Keep your health intact and do not forget that we all are in this together. 

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250 thoughts on “Self Care- The secret to strong mental health”

  1. RAVINA SURANA

    Very well written! This article relates mevto today’s pendamic situation where people are depressed for their business losses ,health and family member loss. While we hear many bad news like Suicide by Sushant Singh Rajput , locust destroying crop and Amphan in WB. I feel the writer possesses qualities to write article for magazines n newspaper. Many people can related to the topic and find a positive note in it.

  2. Akshar Jindal

    Thanks this was very helpfull
    Glad to know atleast some people know the importance of mental health and the need to keep ourselves mentally fit especially in these uncertain times

  3. SHRAVAN DHAWAN

    Very well written, one must know his or her expectations which is the key component of self awareness. And less expectations would always lead to more happiness even if a person is going through tough situations.

  4. @palak sahni, you did a great job indeed this sort of work was needed cause this lockdown is hampering people’s mind where in the idea of self care is very important so as to ensure peace in everyone’s life. awesome palak!! :))) its was greatt! keep writing more so as to inspire!!!

  5. This article is written by considering most of the modern day aspects and it’s there’s a thorough understanding of the present situation. I can relate to this and I feel as the writer is capable of carving my thoughts into words.

  6. Great job in this blog.
    I have read a lot of blog posts talking about care of our mental health but this one is quite unique and provides a lot of information regarding strong mental health. I like the way how the article is gaining momentum step by step . This topic is really a sensitive one in world which is full of pressure and tension. The writer has written it beautifully. The article is on the point.

  7. Great job in this blog.
    I have read a lot of blog posts talking about care of our mental health but this one is quite unique and provides a lot of information regarding strong mental health. I like the way how the article is gaining momentum step by step . This topic is really a sensitive one in world which is full of pressure and tension. The writer has written it beautifully. The article is on the point.