Sunday 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day, with this year's theme being Mental Health in an unequal world.
A very happy Sunday to you Reverse Lifer’s! A particularly rhetorical question seeing as no one can respond, but how are you today? Take a minute to think about how you’re feeling. In a world where we all live busy lives we can forget to check in with our emotions.
In light of World Mental Health Day this year, we thought we’d hop on here to share some love, support, tips and some information on this year's theme.
What does this year’s theme mean?
This year’s theme is Mental Health in an unequal world. It highlights unequal access to mental health care across the planet. We understand the lack of resources some people may have and thought it would be a good idea to put a little wellbeing package together for people to read.
So, why is it important to look after your mental health?
According to Mind, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. This can range from depression, anxiety, eating disorders to OCD. There’s a very long list!
Looking after your mental health is an important part of living a healthy and balanced life. It’s what will stop you from enduring burnouts, mental exhaustion and from possibly getting ill (yes, stress can really have an impact on your physical health!).
How to practice good mental wellbeing in your daily routines
We took a peak on the NHS website for their advice on how to improve your mental wellbeing. We understand it can be easy for someone to say ‘just stop worrying’ and that’s where the lack of support and understanding can come from. Take a look below at some of the tips:
Get a good night's sleep
Aim to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. You’ll have more energy during the day and feel generally happier. Some top tips to a good night's sleep include turning your phone off before bed, drinking a soothing hot drink like chamomile tea and practicing mindfulness.
Connecting with others can help combat loneliness. Social interaction doesn't just have to be in person, you can try talking on the phone or on video chat! Loneliness can leave you feeling isolated and down, it can make it hard getting out of the house. When you interact with others you’re not just combating loneliness, you’re helping your mind think about other things rather than picking and obsessing over something that’s getting you down.
Live a healthy life
When you’re eating well you’re feeling good. Have you ever ordered takeout 3-days in a row? You tend to feel a little sluggish and a little uninspired with the lack of colour in your meals. Bail on the beige foods and spice up your life with well-balanced meals. In fact, take a look at some of these protein packed recipes to help kick start your healthy meals.
Also make sure to exercise regularly. This helps your body to release happy hormones which have a very positive impact on your mental health. It might even help with your ageing process… don’t believe us? Read our blog here.
Refrain unhelpful thoughts
Don’t you find it annoying when someone says to you “Don’t be so negative”. Don’t you find it even more annoying when you find yourself saying it to someone else? We’ve all been there!
We can get so wrapped up in negative thoughts that we hurt our own feelings and end up overthinking. If you find your brain automatically thinks of the worst, try questioning yourself and seeing things in a different light.
An example would be when you’re feeling upset because your friend has been blunt with you. Automatically you’re worrying you’ve done something wrong. Stop there. Question this and think about the other reasons why this person is being quiet. Perhaps they’ve had a bad day, maybe they’re tired, maybe they’ve received some bad news.
Be in the present
Of course we don’t want to forget about the past and we also don’t want to go into the future without a plan. But you can’t control what’s happened in the past and you can’t predict what will happen in the future.Try to worry less about what’s happened and what’s going to happen and focus on where you’re at now. Being in the present will let you enjoy life and what you have.
Do something for yourself
What’s your favourite hobby? Ours? We love to go for seaside walks and read books. Doing one thing a week we look forward to putting a smile on our faces and helping you to find some kind of comfort in a busy working week.
How Reverse Life aims to help your mental wellbeing
There’s no better feeling than finding a product that really truly does work for you. At Reverse Life we take pride in being a company that doesn’t just show visible results, but also delivers a wellbeing aspect.
There’s more to our Marine Collagen than just the beauty results! Of course, looking in the mirror and feeling much like a much younger and fitter version of yourself will most-definitely give your mental health a positive boost!
But we also help with joint and arthritic pain, gut health, energy levels and also quality of sleep. All little things that can really knock your wellbeing down if badly affected.
Take a look below at just a few of many wonderful reviews about how we’ve helped with the mental health and wellbeing of our customers.
You can read more of our 5,000+ reviews here!