Nowadays, you need to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself not only includes physical health but also mental health. To stay fit and healthy one must take good care of their mental health especially in this year 2020 where there’s more problems than we can count. Managing your emotions and tackling everyday challenges is an important part of maintaining your overall health. There are many different ways of keeping yourself mentally healthy, and one of those is keeping an emotional support animal. An emotional support animal is an animal companion that provides comfort to help relieve a symptom or effect of a person’s disability.
To keep an ESA you need to follow certain steps, you need to have an emotional support animal registration. Firstly, look for an online official ESA website that would provide you with a certified ESA letter. On that website apply for it and you will be taken to a questionnaire, choose your payment method and a plan that best fits you after which you’ll be given an appointment with a licensed doctor. Then you’ll have a personal session with a licensed mental health professional and then you will be issued with a certified ESA letter and you will have an emotional support animal registration. There are numerous benefits of having an emotional support animal registration which includes flying anywhere with your ESA in airlines and keeping your ESA with you in a rented apartment.
There are many other ways of improving your mental health and most of them are unknown to common man. Some of these secret ways to boost your mental health are as follows:
Start your day with positivity: The most important time to put yourself on the right and healthy track is in the morning right when you wake up. Start your day on a positive note, be grateful, smile and compliment yourself. Instead of waking up and grabbing your mobile at the next moment, give yourself some time and reflect on how you’re going to spend the day, be optimistic and positive, promote feelings of self-worth and be confident.
Exercise: Exercising helps us keep our body physically fit but what we don’t know is that it also benefits our brain by supporting cognitive functioning, improving mod and reducing stress and anxiety. The least you can do is go for a walk in nature, as research has shown that being in nature reduces depression and boosts well-being.
Eat healthy: As all the machines in this world require some sort of energy to keep working, similarly our brain which is the busiest organ requires the right type of fuel to keep going. Your mood and cognitive function of the brain can be improved by having well-balanced meals, which would be rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. A healthy diet also includes daily dose of fruits and vegetables.
Sleep well: It’s really important to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Being deprived of sleep highly affects your mood for the next day, resulting in you being irritable throughout the day and not being able to focus on tasks at hand. Sleep also helps regulate the chemicals in our brain that transmit information.
Socialize: Humans are social creatures so both the quantity and quality of our social relationship impact our mental health. In this Covid-19 pandemic it’s important to maintain social distancing but that does not mean cutting yourself off from people and becoming socially inactive. Even in this pandemic there are numerous ways to stay connected with your friends and loved ones which includes phone calls, texts, video calls and other digital tools. Socializing not always means talking to someone but it also means listening to someone and providing them with emotional support.