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Four Traits of Good Mental Health

A Good Sense of Humor
 
Four traits of mental healthSeeing what’s humorous in a situation can change your whole perspective and experience of that situation.  Although at the time it might not seem funny at all, if we look for the humor we might find something funny or hilarious in the situation which can lighten the mood and bring laughter.  Comedians do this for a living they see the funny and ridiculous in everyday situations that most of us just find annoying.  So instead of dwelling in negative thoughts and feelings that create depression, anxiety, and stress try finding something to laugh about.  Watch a funny movie, go to a comedy club, learn the art of being funny, or just enjoy laughing and don’t take your self too seriously.
 
 
Always Having Positive Expectations
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We all know the friend or family member who tends to take the negative stance on any situation and lo and behold their prophecy comes true.  Well a healthy person does the opposite they always expect the good and positive to be their experience and when things don’t turn out as expected they are able to reframe it as having some constructive meaning or purpose.  How we think about people, places, situations, or things creates our mental state of mind.  Having free will we can choose how to perceive and respond to what we experience.
 
 
Meaningful experiences are important for good mental healthRegular Outbreaks of Joyful, Happy Experiences
 
People with good mental health create experiences that bring a sense of joy and happiness to their lives.  Activities like: spending time with family and friends doing something fun together or just getting together to talk and enjoy each others company,  Going on walks in nature and breathing in the fresh air, taking a vacation to a new place and exploring the sites and culture.  Participating in a group of like minded people who enjoy similar interest, or being alone sipping tea and reading a good book are examples.  Create regular daily, weekly, monthly or yearly rituals that bring enjoyment for your body, mind, and souls.
 
 
Spiritual Involvement
 
Spirituality is an integral part of a person's being and important to mental health and well being.  We address spirituality in counseling as part of a holistic approach.
Never underestimate the health benefits of having a spiritual connection to a higher power or sense of oneness with the universe.  There are many religious and spiritual paths in this world because people have different ways of thinking and each one of us has a right to choose the spirituality we resonate with.  Spiritual involvement can mean different things there are many ways to practice our spirituality according to the particular affiliation you connect with.  Some people like having a Church or Temple community they belong to and can meet with on a weekly basis.  They may come to attend services, socialize and create a social network of friends who have similar values, beliefs or practices and they may do volunteer projects to help out and be of service.  Others like to commune and meditate in nature where they experience a sense of connection with plants, animals, the elements, and the creator.  They may find inspiration for art, writings, and dance while out in a natural setting and experience a sense of bliss and oneness with all creation.
   
 
 

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