Mental Health Basics

Mental Health Basics

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    Reaching your goals makes you feel better about yourself, and encourages you to reach for even higher goals in your life.

    This is important for your self-image.

    In order to feel like a winner, or to feel like you've accomplished something, you must have goals that you can reach.

    Thus, creating positive emotions is not really that difficult. It may take a little practice if this is something you're not used to doing.

    But the benefits are well worth the effort.

    Start by setting some small goals. One or two things you can do TODAY.

    Get them done, and see how you feel.

    Then, set some goals that take a little more effort.

    And see how you feel when you get those done.

    When you do this, and keep setting goals (no matter how big or small) you will find that your mental state of mind is more positive.

    The fact is... when you are more productive, you are happier.

    Being happy is a positive emotion. And let's be honest, you just want to be happy, right?

    So help yourself out and start accomplishing little small tasks that need to be done in your life.

    Then set bigger goals. And then bigger ones.

    And go out with a positive mental attitude and get done what you need to get done.

    You will feel better. I guarantee it.

    And remember...Your life is made up of time. As far as your emotions go, successful minutes lead to successful hours.

    And that leads to successful days. Which leads to successful months. Then successful years.

    Successful years turn into successful decades, which in turn make a successful life.

    But it all starts with setting some small goals that you can achieve, and then moving forward with bigger and better goals that will make your life richer and full of happiness.

    These are, after all, the positive emotions that we all strive for.

    Get out there and create them, be all you can be. And enjoy your life as much as you can.

    This is how setting goals can create positive emotions.

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    A , Health Education, answered
    Everything.  Once you learn to love yourself more, it will call in more of the same. Try this for one week starting today… each day this week, until SUNDAY, hug yourself once a day while looking in the mirror and tell you that you love you. Look at you and tell you that you love you. Get up once and hour and shake the shit off. Like duck does down his back or dog with wet coat. And get outside and walk whenever you can. Even for five minutes. Breathe air. See sunshine. SKY GAZE and focus your attention on the limitless of same. Just those simple things will deliver a one/two to old eclipsey head that will knock it into Friday…..oh…….wait……..XOE
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    An open office - unlike one with cubicles - tends to foster the ability for teams to work together, share information quickly and improve productivity.

    When people are walled off, they are more isolated, which inhibits work-related collaboration and also hinders social interaction between workers.

    A network of social support at work is important to help reduce workplace stress and the depression that it causes.

    Eating lunch with your colleagues, away from your desk and cubicles, can have a considerable impact on your mental state and your career.

    A study conducted by Harvard and the Stanford Research Institute asserts that about 85 percent of employees who are promoted were advanced because of their people skills, rather than their technical skills.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Worry helps with problem-solving, and the stress reaction, also known as the fight-or-flight response, traditionally is what helped us deal with ife-threatening problems, like saber-tooth tigers. The problems with stress typically happen when we go to extremes of the anxiety scale. Some anxiety is good because it helps keep you on your toes, but too much anxiety can be destructive and no anxiety at all can mean that no decisions ever get made.
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    A , Preventive Medicine, answered
    We have our own inner global positioning system (GPS). When we choose to accept responsibility for our own happiness, we become aware of our internal compass. Our internal GPS will guide us. We can choose to be more aware of internal GPS, pay attention, and then choose the direction of our life. Just like the GPS in our automobiles, we are given the information, we are guided, but we are not forced to follow or listen to the directions. We don't have to turn where the GPS tells us to turn, we always have free will. It is our guide, our beacon, our light calling us to live an intentional life. We can ignore it, and many of us do. Our internal GPS is programmed in the direction of happiness. The destination is already keyed in, it is certain. We can trust the process with confidence.

    You may go down some bumpy roads, travel through uncertain weather, but just listen to the voice on your inner GPS, follow the map. There are certain things that can damage your trust of your inner GPS. These are shame, fear and anger, they create uncertainty and chaos.
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    A , Gastroenterology, answered
    Attitudes and beliefs have everything to do with how you experience life, both in difficult and in joyous times. Attitudes and beliefs, like seeds buried in the deep earth, give rise to trees that bear fruit. Your positive beliefs bear the fruit of greater love, compassion and health. Your negative beliefs bear the fruit of fear, isolation and illness. Positive attitudes empower you to focus on the blessings in your daily life and to enjoy a measure of happiness that you might otherwise overlook if you focus only on the difficulties in your life.
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    A , Preventive Medicine, answered
    Serenity is about coming home to your real Self and your true purpose. Just say the word serenity over and over a few times and notice what feelings arise within you: sadness, exhaustion, frustration, or grief? I lived a life where my primary family and society held little value and reverence for serenity. Serenity was something monks, nuns, and hermits entertained. Serenity wasn't something a busy successful person with kids, a spouse, a job, and community and church responsibilities would have much of a chance to experience. In my life, and probably in your life, serenity is viewed as a luxury, not as essential to the life of your body, mind, and soul. Serenity is essential to every living creature, and if we don't experience serenity in some form we will experience dis-ease on some level. Serenity practices have always been known to be good for the soul, but there is growing evidence that it is good for the body as well. Serenity is an antidote to the chronic stress that affects millions of individuals. Scientific evidence in the field of medicine demonstrates how crucial serenity is to our health and longevity. There are enormous sociological, psychological, and physical costs associated with the fallout from chronic stress including divorce, depression and anxiety disorders, unhappiness, alcoholism, obesity, child and spousal abuse, job related problems, and relational issues.

    Serenity practices provide many health benefits that directly affect medical conditions such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, insomnia, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, and migraine headaches.
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    A , Psychology, answered
    Why do so many people struggle for so long to realize what they really want to do? Perhaps we should ask instead why some people hide their deepest aspirations like they are dirty little secrets, or hidden perversions. The answer? Because many people grew up with limiting beliefs that told them that success is selfish. If you're struggling with these beliefs, practice saying -- and believing -- the following affirmations:
    • "My achievements are my generous gift to the world."
    • "My desires are links to my most important service to the world."
    If you are able to reframe your limiting beliefs in this way, you just might overcome the obstacle of feeling selfish for honoring your ambitions and drive for achievement.

    The phrase "service to the world" may sound like dutiful self-sacrifice. In practice, world service is the act of doing that which is most exciting to you. World service is the fulfillment of your vaunting ambitions. It is when you are in alignment with your deepest desires, values, and needs that you are doing what you were meant to do.
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    Daydreaming is the font of creativity -- it is essentially the process of engaging the imagination. Imagination creates dreams of possibilities. In a review of the emerging research on the benefits of daydreaming, author Josie Glausiusz concludes that "daydreaming, far from being a total timewaster, is a potential portal to the Nobel Prize -- as it was for Albert Einstein, whose visionary daydreams helped him conceive the theory of relativity while he toiled away at a humdrum job in the Swiss patent office."

    Other research supports many benefits of daydreaming. Daydreaming can increase social and emotional intelligence. We can release troublesome emotions safely in our imaginary world rather than in the real one, where the consequences would be problematic. And in our imagination we can rehearse social interactions, leading to greater intimacy and more mature relationships.

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    With studies we now know that we connect with some miraculous source of healing when you experience times of serenity. Your blood pressure goes down, your immune system gets a boost, and you slow down the aging process. Scientific research clearly reveals that your body replenishes and heals as you practice serenity. In the silence, your thermostat resets and you settle into the real rhythm of your mind, body, and soul.