16 January 2010

10 Tips for Mental Health

1. Build Confidence
Identify your strength and weakness, accept the fact, work on improving the weakness and finally, do the best with what you have.

2. Eat right, Keep fit
For a well balanced diet, do some exercise and take good rest to help you reduce stress and have a good life.

3. Make time for Family and Friends
These relationships need to be nurtured; if taken for granted they will not be there to share life’s joys and sorrows.

4. Give and Accept Support
Friends and family relationships will thrive when they are “put to the test”.

5. Create a Meaningful Budget
Financial problems may cause stress. Over-spending on our “wants” instead of our “needs” is often the culprit.

6. Volunteer
Being involved in community services will give a sense of purpose and satisfaction that paid work cannot.

7. Manage Stress
We all have stress in our lives but learning how to deal with them when they threaten to overwhelm us, will help maintain a good health.

8. Find Strength in Numbers
Sharing a problem with others who have had similar experiences may help you find a solution and will make you fell less isolated.

9. Identify and Deal with Moods
We all need to find safe and constructive ways to express our feelings of anger, sadness, joy and fear.

10. Learn to be at Peace with Yourself

Get to know who you are, what make you really happy, and learn to balance what you can and cannot change about yourself.

source: Program Pencegahan Dadah, ATS, HIV/AIDS IPTS, Ministry of Higher Education and University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.