What does it mean to sustain something —- To nourish? To support? or to stand by? Do we stand by ourselves? Do we nourish our happiness, do we cherish our bonds, relationships and do we at all focus on our mental health equally or somewhere near to our physical health?
In this blog, let us discuss the importance and a few ways of sustaining happiness for better mental well-being. Let us try to adopt a few life-altering habits to nourish what is already ours.
Sustaining Happiness For Better Mental Well-being
This is my last blog post for the year 2021, and I am definitely looking forward to the super productive year 2022. I have a lot of new things to share with you all, but I am holding my horses until everything is done.
How is it to live for better mental health? Honestly, it is not easy and for some people, it is not even on their priority list. But, when you hit the rock bottom in your life and face all your fears, looking them in eye yet having the courage to move with your life, you already know how does it feel going in that zone.
Somehow you become familiar with the pain and the suffering, the whole process of getting wounded, the time you take to heal and eventually come out of it, and then you no longer fear that pain, you just take care of it, protect yourself from all the painful areas. That’s how you learn to preserve your peace and sustain your happiness.
Nurturing and nourishing your mental health is an ongoing process, you just cannot help yourself if you are not aware of your unhappiness, your struggle, your failures, your triggers and your pain areas in life, which is very much a quintessential part of life. Sustaining happiness for better mental well-being because health is wealth and mental health is health.
Here are a few ways you can sustain happiness in your life:
1.) Find or create your stress-busters
Accept it or not, stress is a dominant part of everyone’s life. No one can get away without facing stressful events. It is not only the stress that creates havoc in our lives but also our inability to deal with it adds a lot of emotional turmoil, leading to an unhealthy mindset.
Hence, building or developing a few resilient coping skills will help us anti-combat such events, and work towards sustaining happiness for better mental well-being. It will not completely eradicate the problem but prepare us to face it with full strength and bounce back.
I have been in a severely stressful situation this year, probably one of the worst years of my life, but a part of me helped me to keep moving ahead. My willpower and the desire to live my life was way stronger than giving up on it. So, I create my own space and dedicated all my energy, it worked.
2.) Understand the patterns and stick to them
By the time you reach your 30’s, you start understanding yourself, isn’t it? You have already experienced a lot in your life, and your life becomes a complete package of good, bad, distasteful, disgusting and most precious moments.
These exact moments also help you to discover a few things about yourself, understand those patterns and try to break some of the negative patterns limiting yourself.
Never ever be afraid to learn or unlearn, I have been precisely unlearning a lot of things and keeping me open to receive more.
3.) Learn to deal with your feelings
Never dismiss your feeling, you need time to understand your feelings take time but never live in denial. Your happiness depends a lot more on your mental health aspect, if you feel happy from the inside, it radiates outside.
A lot depends upon how you feel from inside, some of the major life events leave you bruised and damaged internally and the worst part is these are like some invisible wounds, they leave no mark but only a deep ache in your heart. You cry in pain and suffer in silence, ultimately leading to deteriorating mental health and no one cares.
So, start caring for yourself. No one is going to come for you, no one is waiting for you, your first responsibility is you. And, by any chance, in this journey of yours, if you find someone who is ready to accept you the way you are, damaged, flawed, imperfect… you know what to do.
Happiness is a beautiful state of mind, do not try to fix everything just try to be a part of the process. Trust your path and eventually everything will start falling at the place. You cant have it all at the same time, but you can have it, one thing at a time. You will overcome this, you will thrive and survive, you just got to believe in yourself other than anybody else.
Love and light
……………………………………………………………………………Priyanka is a published author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you, Ardhaviram and Broken & Beautiful. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.