Health. A topic that is often brought up to inform others on why they need to maintain a good wellness in order to thrive in their life. When thinking about health and explaining it to others, people often just include the physical health aspect. The talk about why you have to have a good diet and excersize routine is often told to inform others when, in actuality, that’s not the only aspect of health and wellness that matters. In order to be fully healthy, you need to have both a good physical and mental health. The mental health aspect often gets overlooked, which is why I decided to talk about it more today:
I view that there are a few different types of health. Firstly, of course, there’s the physical health. How well your organs are doing, if you have any disabling diseases or disabilities, if your body is the right size to allow blood to properly flow to your heart, and the ability to complete your daily activities successfully without feeling fatigued can all fit into this category. Physical health and wellness is probably the most talked about and understood when thinking about health. When people hear the word ‘healthy’, they often think of people who can balance a perfect diet and exercise routine when in fact, that is not the only thing that matters when talking about health.
Secondly, there is the mental and personal health. You could have a perfectly running body, but if your mind and brain aren’t doing too smooth, the perfect physical health doesn’t always matter. Mental health, in my opinion, can be underrated. Many, many, many people struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and many other things that majorly affect their life. A lot of times people aren’t educated or aware about how much mental disorders can affect people’s lives. People often think that those struggling with mental disorders can control or make their disorder stop, when in fact, that is most definitely not the case.
As someone who personally suffers from various mental disorders, I can say that it is not always in your control. I can’t count the number of times that people have told me to get over it, try harder, or basically just implied that it was my fault and I was faking it to get out of doing things. When you’re suffering from a mental disorder, your body, in a way, feels like it’s shutting down. You often don’t care about life anymore and find it misrable to keep on living. Even if you know that it’s not you thinking these thoughts and that it’s the disorder, you can’t help but believe and think them. Mental health can play a major role in someone’s life and really determine their health and wellbeing. In my opinion, having a good mental health is just as important and necessary to being fully healthy.
As said above, both physical and mental healthy play an equal part in your overall health and wellness. I think a perfect balance of a good physical and mental health can help you thrive in your life and well being. I know this post may have turned into a mental health-esque rant, but that was not the intention. I just personally think that mental health is sometimes overlooked when thinking about wellness, which is why I decided to talk about it today.
I hope you enjoyed this post and can hopefully relate to it in some ways. I’d love to hear your feedback and opinions down below, so feel free to comment. Thanks for reading!
Daily Prompt: Healthy