Often, we tend to neglect our mental health. Especially in this fast-paced society, time is money and we are always focused on maximising our effectiveness and efficiency. We think of how to get things done in the shortest possible time. Almost all of us know that mental health is important. But do we really know why is it important?
Well, honestly, I don’t. I am just aware that good mental health is crucial for us. For me, I know that I tend to be nervous quite easily. For instance, when teachers start calling names to answer questions, when it is time for us to introduce ourselves to the class, my palms get really sweaty and I can feel my heart race. I think such feeling is pretty normal for an introvert, but I don’t want to feel this way! Some seem relaxed and all but is it because they are naturally an extrovert? I think all these are probably linked to one’s mental health. (Do correct me if I am wrong!)
Improving my mental health is still a work-in-progress for me. I have heard that meditation helps. Unfortunately, I just cannot do it every single day. I tried to develop meditation into a habit but I have a problem trying to sustain it. I feel like I don’t have the patience to sit down, clear my mind, focus on my breathing, be aware of my surroundings… For those who have been consistently meditating daily for the past few years, I would love to learn how you started meditating and how do you diligently carry it out every day. What kind of changes did you see overtime? How does meditation better your life? And, how does your mental health improve?
Do share with me in the comment section below and I’ll make sure I will read them. Stay happy, stay healthy and stay safe!