66% of us encounter mental health issues through the span of our lives and in the previous year alone, 74% of the UK was overwhelmed and incapable of coping with everyday life.
What is the critical contributing element to this? Stress.
Regardless of whether it is through work, family, social circumstances or some other reason, the Mental Health Foundation is concentrating on stress all through the Mental Health Awareness Week.
Beginning today, the 14th of May, the campaign expects to get individuals handling the issue to attempt to forestall or reduce issues, for example, depression and anxiety.
In any case, how can one person do that? Various ways are showed on the Mental Health Foundation site, one of which incorporates care and mindfulness.
Care, mindfulness and meditation
As per Professor Mark Williams, who is cited on the NHS site, care implies knowing precisely what is happening inside and outside ourselves, minute by minute. This can be polished through various procedures, including yoga and meditation.
Owen Hutchinson has been doing meditation for as long as 12 years and is an instructor at Ebb and Flow Yoga in Farnham. He trusts that it can be a hugely successful approach to battle issues concerning emotional well-being.
Owen told Eagle that mindfulness and meditation enable us to begin to turn off that rushed side of the brain that is causing this thoughtful battle or flight nervous system and start to take the perspective back to the present. When we’re always in a condition of speediness, we’re continually considering the future and the past, however not the present. When we are embracing the here, and now, at that point, we find that we are indeed getting a charge out of things increasingly and we are living more. In any case, when we’re in the present yet always stuck to the future or the past, at that point, we find that we hate ourselves and our brains are continually spiraling.
Take five minutes, turn off the TV and don’t think about your phone and be still and relax. Just be still with yourself, do that for five minutes.
Each time you get to those five minutes, you’ll become more acquainted with yourself better, and you’ll begin to discover a feeling of self that perhaps you haven’t found previously.
Patrick Supernaw is the lead editor for Great Lakes Ledger. Patrick has written for many publications including The Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Patrick is based in Ottawa and covers issues affecting his city. In addition to his severe hockey addiction, Pat also enjoys kayaking and can often be found paddling the Rideau Canal. Contact Pat here