Stress in Nigeria is already a part of life for so many people. Nigerians experience everything from work stress to family stress, government stress, and relationship stress.
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Stress evolves from physical and over time becomes psychological. This is terrible for the state of well being. Psychological stress has been recognized as one of the issues that affects the mental health of an average person. To prevent this, here are some tips that can help you, as an average Nigerian take care of your mental health:
While these tips do not prevent mental stress, they can help control and reduce it over time.
Be Mentally Aware
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Ji! Ma sun! Always be in tune with yourself and learn how to connect with your feelings. Don’t forget that your feelings are valid. Know when to take a break from things that affect you and your mental health.
Stay Away From Toxic People
As funny as this may sound, it’s actually a major factor that wears people out psychologically. Cut off ties with people who don’t make you feel good about yourself and always invalidate your feelings.
Surround Yourself With Positivity
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Happiness is key! Happiness is free! Be happy! Do things that make you happy and feel good about yourself. It might be reading a book or watching a movie, whatever it is – do it constantly.
Accept That “You Cannot Come and Go and Kill Yourself”
Accepting that things will not always work out the way you want it will go a long way in keeping your mental mindset healthy. Life is full of ups and downs, moving past the downs and focusing on the ups helps maintain your mental health.
Eat Healthy, Sleep Well and Have Good Sex!
Food, sleep and good sex can never be overrated. You would agree that all these will help in bringing your brain to sanity. Eating healthy and sleeping well are essential to being mentally fit. Eat, sleep when it’s time, take time to have good sex.