Maintaining a healthy mental space – The Happy Place Forum.

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Mental health is an important part of our life as it contributes wholly to our thoughts, behaviour and actions. Being healthy mentally can promote productivity, efficiency in our daily activities. A healthy mental space boosts our emotional capacities, enabling our minds to become a strong forte through any adversity or changes in life. Our mental health impacts our thoughts, feelings and actions. It affects our ability to cope with stress, relationships with family and friends and surviving hardships in life.

A strong and healthy mental space is devoid of mental health problems like depression, anxiety or other psychological issues Individuals with good mental health can live fully while enjoying life despite challenges, they can adapt to changes and learn new skills to survive any circumstance. A mentally healthy lifestyle boosts self-confidence and self-esteem and also maintains fulfilling relationships.

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The Importance of maintaining good mental health has become even more important due to the pandemic and the effects of quarantine on our psychological well being. According to a report by the World Economic Forum,  2.6 billion people – which makes up for one-third of the world population, are living under some form of lockdown or quarantine. The absence of outdoor activities and ways of life as known by these people at the long term can cause some sort of psychological distress., this includes those on lockdown and the frontline workers especially the medical staffs that are put under pressure during this period.

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Thus, there is a need for us to build a community that can help people maintain a healthy mental space despite the impact of the pandemic on our lives. The Happy Place Facebook group is set up to provide content on how to maintain good mental health, it will bring different people together to share their experiences, thoughts and lessons on how to stay positive and motivated through this period.

The Happy Place Facebook group has no restrictions, as everyone is welcome to join. Members are also allowed to share photos, quotes, tips, activities, and videos that will motivate everyone towards staying proactive during this lockdown.

You are welcome to join us at The Happy Place Facebook Group to meet new people and learn a thing or two.

 

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