A subject that for many years has been treated as taboo but fortunately the situation is changing: today it is given more visibility and the relevance of mental health problems in our society is recognized.
THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Social networks are part of our life. For many they have become an essential tool to maintain contact with friends and family, but it is important to know that it is a double-edged sword.
With them, a constant social pressure has also been created to be accepted and receive as many likes as possible. It is an environment where users mostly show good times (such as food in a restaurant or holidays), but where in turn anyone has a free hand to attack or criticize. The result is a platform in which we are not able to express ourselves sincerely, which leads us to compare ourselves with others and where bad comments affect us on a personal level.
Currently, influencers are already making known the mental health problems that the online environment can generate or enhance.
TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH
Although mental health depends on a myriad of factors, there are a couple of simple tips that have a huge impact on how we feel day after day.
One of the best ways to combat negative feelings such as worry, stress, or apathy is to create a routine, with a set time to wake up and go to sleep. You should also take into account a closed schedule for the working day, in addition to including times to practice sports and perform other leisure and relaxation activities.
Another tip is linked to social contact, either in person or through new technologies. Setting aside time to maintain relationships with friends and family allows you to improve your mood, be more positive, and discover new points of view.
And the most important thing to go to with a professional on the subject, to give him the attention and care that our mental and physical health requires, is key to better development in all our roles.
Do you take care of your mental health?