When we were kids, our parents taught us to take care of our health, such as eating three meals a day, sleeping early or using a bandage to cover our wound… However, we have not been taught how to protect our mental health. Almost of us have to face to so many psychological problems. And more than over, psychological health should be considered no less important than physical health. We need to learn how to injure our traumas, our feelings before everything become worse.
Psychological traumas occur more often than we think. Bad emotions as failure, loneliness,…seriously affect our mentality and will get worse if we ignore them. They influence and change our life in many ways. Long – term loneliness can lead to depression. In addition we always ignore our feelings, gradually we can lose happiness, can’t find any way to run away our pain and a series of corollary. Physical wounds can be cured quickly, but psychological problems will be more difficult.
There are some ways to help us when we have psychological traumas. Firstly, we should pay attention to emotional pain – recognize when it occurs and solve it before it surround us completely. Our body can feel physical pain and tell us that something is wrong. Emotional pain is the same. If you feel sad, disappointed or your bad mood is not getting better, this means you are facing with metal health and you need to treat it. For example, you can talk to someone close to you as well as listen a favorite song or meet an expert in psychology to sharing your emotions…
Secondly, we should learn how to forgive ourselves. Guilt can be helpful. In small doses, it alerts you to see your problem and improve yourself day by day. But too much guilty feeling is toxic, which wastes your emotion and energy, prevents you from enjoying life. When you fail, you can’t help blaming yourself. The nature of psychological wound makes it easy for one to lead to other injuries. So, when making mistakes, besides admitting your fault, you also need to encourage yourself to keep moving forward. “You have worked hard. Let’s correct the mistakes and try again!” Yes, those words can raise you up!
Finally, when negative thought take over you, stop them with positive distraction. When you replay sad stories in your mind without trying to solve problems, you are just thinking sorrowfully. And especially when it becomes a habit, can lead to deeper psyhological pain. The best way to prevent this unhealthy habit is trying to experience the following exercises that require concentration such as play chess, play puzzle game, yoga. Those exercises can make you better.
In fact, first – aid training can take some time and effort, but in really increase the quality of your life. I promise.