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Mental Health Guide For Expats

April 22, 2017 • Eugene King

It is very necessary for all expats to boost their mental health, the reason behind this fact is that we can only enjoy and live our life at fullest when we are mentally fit. Another drawback of ill mental condition or health is that excess of anxiety or stress can cause serious damages. It can cause heart diseases and ulcers etc. It can also contribute to physical problems.

Before we talk about the steps expat need to take, why not read this new story at http://www.bbc.com:

Mental health and relationships ‘key to happiness’
12 December 2016

Good mental health and having a partner make people happier than doubling their income, a new study has found.
The research by the London School of Economics looked at responses from 200,000 people on how different factors impacted their wellbeing.
Suffering from depression or anxiety hit individuals hardest, whilst being in a relationship saw the biggest increase in their happiness.
The study’s co-author said the findings demanded “a new role from the state”.
The study was based on several international surveys from around the world.

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Steps to boost your mental health:

1. Give value to yourself:
It is important to treat yourself with not only care but also with respect. Try to avoid self criticism. Spare some time for your favorite hobbies and your projects.

2. Bodily needs:
Take great care of your bodily needs, as physical fitness leads you to mental fitness. For this purpose drink plenty of water and eat food that is full of nutrients. Avoid taking cigarettes.

Here is a very interesting piece of writing by GREG LUKIANOFF AND JONATHAN HAIDT at www.theatlantic.com:

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

GREG LUKIANOFF AND JONATHAN HAIDT
SEPTEMBER 2015 ISSUE

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress. In February, Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education describing a new campus politics of sexual paranoia—and was then subjected to a long investigation after students who were offended by the article and by a tweet she’d sent filed Title IX complaints against her.

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3. Accompany yourself with good people:
Try to surround yourself with people who have positive approaches. Make plan with people who are supportive to you. This will reduce your stress.

4. Set your goals:
Your goals must be realistic either they are academic goals or personal goals. Aim high but do not give yourself burden.

Check out this video by JacksGap to learn more about this topic:

5. Deal with stress:
You must know how to deal with stress and reduce it. Try spending time with things that keeps you happy and relax.

Aspire Natural Health also specializes in helping expats with these concerns.

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