Diseases can affect you both mentally and physically. How do you heal that which is not visible to the naked eye? Is professional help the sole way out? What should you do or how should you approach problems that threaten to break you emotionally?
The following are suggestive ways that could help you heal your mind naturally:
Do not let shame isolate you
The most significant thing you can do to battle all that’s bothering you is to keep shame at bay. If you are ashamed of the worst you were put through, you will start hiding away from the reality. You cannot keep yourself secluded from people in the attempt to battle your pain. If you are ashamed of admitting or accepting your fears and pain, you will be drawn closer to all the negativity. Hence, you will allow it to get ingrained in your body and spirit. In the process, you will question your worth or existence.
Accept the fact that it’s alright to be ashamed of your past actions. You will be reminded of working towards not repeating what you did earlier and forgiving yourself or others who did wrong to you.
Accept what life offers to you right now
Live in the present. Be thankful for every moment that you breathe. Get yourself engaged in everything that you do. Do not take your life for granted. You might be having the best moment of your life right now or the worst. Face the reality that tomorrow may not be the same. So, make the most of this day. Enjoy the smallest or the littlest of things like, your time with your family, an adventure in the woods, watching kids play, the weather today or even a walk with your loved one.
Embrace your feelings as they are
It is all too humane to have feelings. Good or bad, they are all emotional expressions. You might be happy today just like the brightest mornings and sad tomorrow like a gloomy afternoon. Stop letting all the sadness press you to your lowest point, so much so that you lose all faith in life. All we have in this world is hope. Nothing is constant except change. So, if you are having a tough time today, tomorrow might bring you the greatest joy of your life. Not only will this realisation help you feel good at the moment but also tackle one day at a time.
Engage in physical activity
Your mind and body are inseparable. If your feel healthy, your mood lifts. You instantly feel freshened up. Go for a walk. You will feel relaxed. The entire day will look promising. The orientation of your life can change in a moment if you are physically fit. No matter how good you look on the outside, if you are unhealthy and fall sick every other day; you are bound to have negative emotions. You will relax better and respond to things around you with greater ease when you are physically active.
Seek solace in nature
If you have ever had a chance to go hiking or travel to a place that had brought you closer to nature, you will surely remember how tiny it made you feel before the entire universe. That the vast creation was nothing short of a marvellous painting brought to life. When bogged down by the constant hardships thrown at you, you are bound to delve deeper into finding the real meaning of life. Nature is your best medicine then. Calm down and relax. Try feeling everything around you, your problems will seem very insignificant.
This is not just restricted to sharing your wealth with those in need but also sharing your knowledge too. The more you are responsive to people’s needs, the better a human you evolve into. A compassionate person will always find a reason to live on, not just for himself but also for everyone around him.
All of us need a reason to live for adopting a positive way of life. Everything lies within you. Just bare yourself up to receive it.
Born and brought up in India, Anushree's thoughts have been conditioned by a surrounding diverse in all aspects. She aspires to travel round the world and have a taste of the culture, food and music. Her Masters in Political Science has given her a reality check as to where India stands in enlightening its womenfolk. Writing gives her the freedom to materialize her ideas and allow people to sneak into her mind. She finds it fun and liberating.