The next large part of self-mastery is mental health, and this is a lot trickier than physical health, due to many pitfalls that affect the mind along the way. The list of reasons why people fall prey to mental illness is so long; it could fill a large book. Anyone can find a mental illness, as it crosses every social and economic boundary that exists.

Mental health

Some mental disorders, such as Schizophrenia, appear to have marginal genetic aspects, in that, it may “run in families,” but studies do not indicate why this happens. On the other hand, Schizophrenia occasionally looks caused by conditions around us – for instance: the loss of a loved one and poverty. Therefore, let us look at a few methods for optimal mental health and prevention of mental illness.

Exercise helps your brain relax and cope with life’s daily stress. Exactly why this occurs is not yet fully known, but it does raise endorphin production, which makes you feel great. This doesn’t make exercise the reply to all problems, but it’s a factor in good mental health. When picking exercise, pick something which you enjoy. Although, I’d personally recommend Yoga , that doesn’t mean it is going to be a perfect exercise for you. Allow for social time with family and friends.


No matter how busy you get, you need to set aside quality time interacting. Just be certain that the majority of the time is invested with positive consequences. Laughter also releases endorphins, so watch a comedy, read a humorous story, or enjoy the company of those who have a benign sense of humor.

This will let you get the most from life, and it’ll boost your immune system as a bonus. Meditation is a concentrated”brain exercise” and very great for maintaining priorities in order. There are a range of materials available for meditation, and many Yoga classes have meditation, or relaxation, as a normal part of the class.

Final note

Learn when to say, “No.” Don’t accept burdens or issues which you cannot handle. You don’t always have to feel obligated to everybody that has a problem. Also, related to this, you need to say if you want help. You can prevent a good deal of”headaches,” by simply asking for support. Practice deep breathing regular. This is terrific for your body, but also great for your mind. The comfort and additional oxygen will give your mind a little break. It is possible to get proper instruction on breathing techniques in almost any Yoga class.