How to Have Healthy Minds in Today’s World
Healthy minds and mental health is a revolutionary status that we all must face every day. We all face many problems every day including terrorism, child abuse, rape, and murder, and so forth whether indirectly or directly. There is no escape, so who is really out in this world with a healthy mind? NO ONE!
If you honestly think that you are an exception to the rule then you are on the path to destruction. Even professionals are plagued with problems and if they say they are not, then you had better see someone else immediately. The fact is most psychological professionals go into the business trying to escape their own realities in life. Many professionals would rather help someone else while burying their problems under the surface.
Mental health-related issues interrupt even professionals in the criminal system every single day. There is no one in this world excluded from mental illness.
There are all types of people in the world, starting with business-related people who think they do not have a problem. Do you know what they do every night when they go home? Do you know how they handle their stressors?
If you do, no need to read on, since I am out to revenge those that believe they have all the answers to each problem we face every day of our lives, whether it is directly or indirectly. I am out to avenge those that believe they are special and everyone around them has a problem. I am a realist, an expert in many fields, and a woman that has gone to all lengths to correct many opinions, theories, guesses, and so forth. I do not believe that a person has the right to disregard another simply because they believe someone is imagining things.
Rather, I will look closely at a person with mental illnesses and regard them before I will regard the so-called normal. Let me hit you with my best shot. Contributes to Pat Benetar, we can see that there are many individuals in life and all of us have our own state of mind. We have schizophrenias, psychotics, bipolar, depressive, psychopathic, sociopath, and so forth. The problem is we are not agreeing on one belief. We have people that believe the law is right in all areas, but others that claim the law is controlling, which in fact, this second dis right in a large way.
In reality, psychopathic and sociopaths as well as other mentally ill individuals are deemed GENIUSES. Now we have a bunch of geniuses in life and a lot of average thinkers, so what are we going to do? When you are looking at geniuses versus common thinkers there are going to be conflicts, and each one will have its own state of mind devoid of the other. We are talking CONTROVERSY!
Controversy? Let’s run like hell until we get there. When we do not understand something it is called IGNORANT. When we understand but refuse to accept it, is called STUPID. Now, if you think I am insulting, well, let’s take a closer look at what I am talking about and then you go ahead and judge me. OK. Ignorant, we have a problem; someone else does not see life the way we see life…HUM! Ok…I see it now.
You are different from the other person you are talking to, and I am not seeing why this person thinks this way? HUM! Is it possible this person lived more than I lived? Does this person have more experience? Is it possible this person has a medical-related problem that is instigating their psychological impairment? Is it possible that the mind is affected and the body is not?
What about the nervous system, how does it contribute to the mental status of the person? HUM! I am going to let you answer these questions yourself since I do not have time to waste time. But, after years of living, it should be obvious. We are talking about some real-life problems here and everyone is ignoring them, or disregarding them, stating that everyone should be treated the same. WRONG! Are you going to treat someone with Schizophrenia the same as you would treat a common mentally ill individual?
NO! IF you do, you are the one with more problems than the one that suffers from Schizophrenia. The fact is these people are suffering and if you continue to ignore them, you will suffer too. While you are sitting around blaming the victim, you might as well sit around and blame yourself. There are many cognitive disorders that we will discuss in the next article, however understanding which is cognitive and what is not can help us to understand mental illnesses.
Self-Help Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
Everybody experiences anxiety from time to time in their life. You can’t always just breathe through an anxiety attack either. Anxiety attacks people in different ways. Some have trouble breathing, their heart races, with flushed skin and chest pain. If you have frequent anxiety attacks, try these self-help tips for dealing with them.
1. Exaggerate your biggest fear
Talk to a friend about your biggest fear, whether it be giving a presentation to your class or riding a roller coaster. Make it as dramatic as possible with lots of descriptive words and plenty of raw emotions. Then when it comes time for you to do that thing that scares you, it won’t be as horrifying because you’ve already ruled out all the possible horrible things that can happen to you. After talking to your friend about this a couple of times, your stories and exaggerations will start to become very silly and something you can laugh about together.
2. Distract yourself
In your scary situation, just don’t think about where you are or what you’re doing. Seems easier said than done, but with practice, it’ll almost be like you aren’t even in the situation that causes your anxiety.
Stress and anxiety both release the same hormone: adrenaline. When you exercise, you are releasing this hormone, making your anxiety levels go down.
4. Do not consume too much caffeine or alcohol.
Both are stimulants and will only make your anxiety worse. Instead, turn to drinks like milk and water. Some general foods that are good to bring down your anxiety levels include nuts, berries, yogurts, legumes, and dark orange vegetables.
Calm yourself down and simply focus on your breathing; nothing else. Tune out everything going on around you and count each breath you take.
6. Break down the days into minutes.
Instead of stressing yourself out about what you’re going to do in the next three hours, focus on the seconds and minutes you are living in right now. This will help to eliminate some worries and anxiety you may have for a certain part of your day.
7. Use visual anchors.
If you feel yourself getting anxious, find something that brings a sense of calm to you and just focus on it. For example, if you find yourself stuck in traffic, you can look up at the clouds to help you feel calm.
8. Repeat a mantra.
Simply repeat over and over in your head a phrase that brings calmness and peace within yourself. A sample phrase would be, “I am enough” or “I can do this.” Building yourself up is often a technique people use to relieve some of their anxiety.
9. Write a love letter to yourself.
This is just like what you’d do if you were repeating a mantra. Write down on a piece of paper all of the things you love about yourself. Then when you’re having an anxiety attack, read the letter. This, once again, will help relieve some anxiety.
You aren’t alone in this world. Millions of people suffer from anxiety. These tips given may not all work for you and that’s okay. There are other tips out there for you to try, as well as doctors and other professionals to talk to.