Have you ever felt sad and depressed all of a sudden and you can’t tell anyone because you know that they won’t understand it. Even you are finding it hard to rationalize what you’re feeling at the moment. It sucks because calling for help is hard and with the current situation in our society, even socializing can cause fear, stress, and panic. It would be great to have something you can easily tap to solve your current stress and anxiety. Luckily, there are things that you can start practicing brain hacking to hack mental health.
What is Brain Hacking?
Brain hacking is the use and application of techniques or technologies to influence our brain positively. Basically, these are either gadgets that we can use or methods to either lower your stress levels or just make you happier in general.
What are the different Brain Hacking Techniques?
There are different kinds of brain hacking or self-care techniques you can try to positively hack your mental health. These techniques are not uncommon and can be easily done at home on your own. The hardest thing to do here is just being consistent… if you’re not able to keep consistency it would be almost impossible to build a habit thus these tips won’t help you. Let’s take a closer look at the tips on how to hack your happy hormones:
Meditation is the ability to focus one’s mind mostly in silence, to bring about relaxation. It is really important to find your center and focus on that whenever you can. This will help you relieve anyone of stress and anxiety.
This is one activity that we’ve been doing ever since we were born. Sleeping is the body’s chance to recuperate after the hustle and bustle of being awake. But sleep is often neglected because of the responsibilities that we have or sometimes due to other physical conditions or ailments. But sleeping is very important in keeping us healthy, happy, and full of energy.
Humans are not meant to be alone. There is an undeniable sense of security, happiness, and joy when talking and interacting with others. A study further posits that socializing can reduce work stress. It is understandable that we have to be more careful at this time but isolating yourself from everybody will bring about more harm than good to your health.
Eat foods for your brain.
We get nourishment from the food that we eat and mental health can be affected by the food we eat as well. Eating food rich in Omega-3 will help you reduce stress and keep you mentally healthy.
There are many different types of natural supplements that might help you feel mentally better and happier naturally.
Don’t be too hard on yourself.
We all have this fantasy of us being perfect and doing all things according to our own plans and deviating from that gives us stress. People with OCD have obsessive compulsions to follow certain plans or orders. But the reality is that oftentimes our plans go awry and things don’t always fall into their proper places. But learn how to forgive yourself and understand that this world is bigger than us and we can’t always have our way and it’s OK.
Working and maintaining the balance within you and hacking your mental health is actually easy to achieve but very hard to consistently do. We as humans are not really programmed to be self-disciplined because we are used to running away from things that are hard and uncomfortable. But learning to follow these techniques and building a habit will lead to more stable and healthier mental health.