Emotional Wellbeing

Mental Health

Mandy Kloppers

3 Things That Might Be Affecting Your Mental Health

For most of us, our mental health is such a varying and sensitive thing that it is liable to change at the merest alteration in our life. Because of this, there could be any number of factors influencing its direction at any one time, and that means that it can be very difficult to keep on top of it and make sure that you are looking after your own mind. In fact, it is helpful to know about some of the everyday things that might be affecting your mental health. In many cases, you will then be able to make some changes to improve your mental health for good. And in others, there might not be such a direct action to take, but just knowing the causes can help you to cope with the feelings better.

Although many people don’t like to feel as though they could be that much affected by the weather, the truth is that the weather affects all of our moods, every day, and it would be inhumane to be unaffected by it whatsoever. Of course, some are more affected by the weather than others, and on one end of the scale you have a disorder like Seasonal Affective Disorder, in which it can be quite extreme – while at the other, you have that ordinary sense of being slightly off because the weather is slightly off. But as long as you are aware of how much or little you are personally affected by the weather, you can spot when that is the issue and so learn to smile through it a little more.


Your Home


The state and nature of the place in which you live is actually one of the most centrally important concerns when you are trying to look after your mental health. If you find that you struggle to be as happy at home as you would like to be, it might be that there is something about the set up there that is making it unhealthy for your mind. Perhaps you need to redesign your home with the help of some residential architects in such a way that it is more open and spacious, thereby helping you to feel less claustrophobic. Or maybe you just need to keep the place tidier and cleaner, thereby ensuring that you are going to be less stressed out in your own home. This could be important for your future mental health, so it’s worth thinking about.

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Your Diet

In one sense, you can think of yourself as a kind of machine where you have to put the right fuel in if you want to get the right stuff coming out. If you find that you are depressed, for instance, changing up your diet can have a profound effect – even if it doesn’t feel as though that could be possible at the time. The fact is that eating lots of whole foods and natural goodness will help you to be much happier and keep your mental health in check, so that is good to consider.

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