Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being are all parts of our mental health. As we deal with life, it has an impact on how we think, feel, and behave. Additionally, it influences how we respond to stress, interact with others, and make decisions. Every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and aging, places a premium on mental health.
Here are some points which are given by Sadhguru.
Use Your Body
Essentially within human beings, there is a certain allotment of energy for action, a certain allotment of energy for intellect, certain allotment of energy for emotion, like this there are various allotments this differ from person to person. But generally the amount of energy allotted for.. particularly for physical action and emotional dimension, these two things which are going completely unused in today’s world. This is the main reason for depression, believe me.
Any number of children that they bring to me with all kinds of mental ailments, I just tell them first thing is, some sport that they like, swimming, tennis, something, and music. These two things you bring into their life, within three months most children, eighty to eighty-five percent of the children will recover quite wonderfully because without finding expression to their emotional dimension and if without finding enough exertion for the physical body, they are bound to become depressive.
Connect with Nature
Today, it’s become like this, sunrise means they watch it on the phone screen, and sunset means they watch it on the source phone screen. So losing connection with all that supports and manages our life is going to be a serious challenge in the future. But this is one thing that you can do if you have children, vacation means don’t take them to Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, some other place, just take them, walk them in the jungle or take them on a small boat or whatever, some exposure to nature is needed.
You will see how excited children will get and how involved they will become. you need to understand this your physical, your physiological, and psychological health can be very easily managed if you are in touch with the elements of nature of water soil light, and things like that. If the more exposed you are, the more balanced you are both physiologically and psychologically which must happen to every human being.
Eat Food That Enhances Your Mental Capability & Stability
We made food like this. If you had to do only physical jobs, you eat one way; mental things another way; but today none of us are in that condition, we have to be both physically sharp and mentally sharp isn’t it? That exclusivity of just physical work and mental work is gone.
All of us need to be physically good and mentally good. So eating the right kind of food becomes very necessary, particularly some of the things which are very very positive are the Ash gourd – if you consume a glass of ash gourd juice every day you will see clearly the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself, you will be mentally much sharper than the way you are right now.
Especially children must drink ash gourd juice. With daily consumption of ash gourd, you will see distinctly your mine seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of ash gourd. If you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ash gourd juice, it gives you an enormous amount of energy. At the same time, it keeps you very very calm.
Daily consumption of honey can do wonderful things for you. Especially if you have children at home, make a culture part of your thing. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality, all these things can be greatly enhanced, simply by consuming daily honey.
Keep Your Colon Clean
Do you know whatever cleansing process that happens in the body, whether emptying your bowels or emptying your bladder or exhalation or sweat- these are all different ways, the body is trying to clean itself – in all these things different bodies have different levels of efficiency.
If you are in good health and if you’re eating the right kind of food, when you empty your bowels, nothing, not a speck should remain in your colon, everything should be gone. In Yoga that’s very, very important the colon being clean, otherwise, it’ll get into the head. Your Colon not clean and psychological disturbances are very directly connected. In the Yogic understanding of our life, after you wake up, within 20 minutes, naturally if the bowels don’t empty themselves completely that means you are in ill health or you’re heading there quickly, both physical and psychological.
It could be either depending upon whichever is weakest in you, will break first. The first thing if you go to an Ayurvedic doctor, whatever your problem first thing is he will purge you because keeping the colon clean is very important.
Engineer Yourself for Wellbeing
There are only four things with you right now that you can make use of – your body, your mind, your emotion, and your energy. If you manage these four things well, they will produce a certain level of life for you. If you have a healthy body, you live in one way. If you have a very stable and sharp mind you live another way. If you have stable and exuberant emotions, you’ll live another way.
If you have a very effervescent sense of energy which is also balanced at the same time, you live another way. Most human beings who are in different various levels of activity in their life, they need all these four things to be in reasonably good shape. Inner engineering is trying to cater to that as to how to bring the human being to Physical health, mental peace, joy, emotional stability, exuberance, and highly effervescent energy and balance within themselves. If this is achieved you have reasonably complete human beings, who will live their life fully.