Saturday, 24 October 2015

How To Be Happy

Welcome back! This post is going to be my own interpretation on how to be happy! 

Choose to be happy. If you choose to think positively then things in life will seem much better, this is the same as if you think negatively, things will seem a lot worse and your thought will be like internally poisoning yourself. 

Live in the moment. Being inside, or being on your phones, watching YouTube videos, playing video games takes away potential experiences that you could have at that moment, but instead you're inside alone. Sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone if it means that you experience something new.

Appreciate the little things around you. For example family, animals and nature, they're all there but we never really take I'm to consideration how great they are, and how lucky we are to have these things around us.

Accept that it is okay to be unhappy or upset. You're always going to have some days in your life where they just aren't going to plan, allow yourself to vent, either talk to someone or write down how you are feeling. Remember there's always sunshine after a storm.

Keep moving forward. In order to do this you need to accept what has happened and move on, easier said than done, but don't let your past define you, it will shape who you are and what you're like in the future, but it does not define you.

Get rid of bad relationships or friendships. If someone is constantly making you feel bad then the best way to resolve the situation is to remove them from your life, or from your personal life, because this will make it a whole lot easier for you. If someone is constantly negative about everyone and everything in general, their negative thinking will start to effect you, remove yourself from them.

Take risks. If you always play it safe in life, you will never go anywhere, or do anything in life. If you're not happy with your life, then do something about it! If you don't take a risk then you will never know what could have happened. 

Face your problems. Never hide from your problems, it might seem the easiest option at the time but it will cause you grief. 

Be thankful, and be grateful. Focus on the positive things in your life and appreciate them because if you focus on the negative, it will make you feel down and have a generally negative view of life itself, and you will never be happy.

Give hugs. It feels so good to hug people, exchange emotions!

Eat healthily. Eating healthier foods will make you feel good about yourself and how you look which if you're a body conscious person, it is bound to make you feel much happier in yourself.

Surround yourself with positive people, who can make you feel happier and good about yourself, rather than negative people who always pick faults in everything and don't seem to be able to focus on anything good in life.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

World Mental Health Day 2015

So today is Saturday the 10th of October 2015, and that means that it is world mental health day.

We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings will be gone pretty much as soon as they came. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. 
There are many different conditions that are recognised as mental illnesses. The more commonly recognised types of mental illnesses include: anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, addictions, personality disorders and OCD. 
One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem at any time. This can have a huge impact on the lives of people and their families all around the world, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day.

However, There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings, which is very unhealthy, to keep everything bottled up inside. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling. Stigma is preventing people from getting the help they need and deserve.

Today, being world mental health day, we needed to bring awareness about, and make mental health a talked about thing so people aren't afraid to seek help. 

The best way to deal with a problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here's an example relating to mental health- by providing the right information, guidance and support in childhood and teenage years, the chances of developing mental health problems can be reduced for millions of people across the world.

We only get one life to live and no one should be spending their time suffering, especially if it is battling their own mind!