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Mental wellness comes from feeling balanced, connected to others and ready to meet life's challenges. It is more than mental health. It is positivity, it is an attitude, and it is acknowledging that each of your five senses contributes to wellness. 

Everyone needs peace of mind to function properly on a daily basis. People can experience mental health problems at any stage of their lives. They can affect children, teens, adults and seniors. Mental health problems disrupt emotional and behavioral patterns, which will have a ripple effect. They are not just limited to the individual but affect the family, community and workplace. 

Achieving mental well-being should be everyone's concern and it is never too late to start implementing these ways in your daily life. Start by seeking a positive outlook in life. Our surroundings tend to influence our thoughts and mental well-being. To be free from all the negativity, ensuring a positive outlook is extremely essential. It is easier said than done but trying to be positive by starting with little things will help develop the habit. Secondly, helping others. Express your love for the things you admire and find a way to help people through it. Be it the needy or the elderly. Your compassion can become your happiness. Add some physical activity to your to-do list. Your mental and physical wellness is sailing in the same boat. A little exercise every day is only gonna help you release those endorphins which are “feel good” hormones. 

Your health is in your hands. During and after covid, the new normal shook different people in varied ways. Some could cope with the stress but others found a hard time processing things. Amidst the chaos, there were some helplines that helped people to connect to someone to talk about their woes. For eg- The Mpower helpline, which has an ongoing tie-up with the Government of Maharashtra and the BMC, received maximum calls from people between 26 and 40 years of age. Besides employees of corporate groups, teachers and farmers also sought help for mental health issues. 

It is not like these issues are new or have never been addressed. It’s about the mass appeal and acknowledgement of the grave issue brought in during and after the pandemic. With altered lives and new dimensions to things, people started looking after their mental health as they do with their physical health. Indulgence in self-care and “me time” has become the new normal. Giving time to yourself is more important than anything else. And with a growing workload, the pressure to perfection, increasing competition and money matters; keeping track of your mental health holds utmost importance. Not shying away from therapy because “What will people think?” and putting yourself as a priority should be your goal.


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