Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going. But nowadays our mental health and social life are at conflict with each other. Most of the times, we do things under the influence of society that are nothing but a poison for our mental health. The worst part is that we are not even able to realize that we are facing a mental disorder. Stress and Depression have become so common, that they are not even considered a problem now. These mental stresses are now a part of our lifestyles. But here we are, with the right guidance to help you understand the relation between your mental health and social life.
OUR BUSY LIVES, RUINING OUR MENTAL HEALTH
The 21st century life is a constant struggle. It is nothing less than an intense race. A race in which we run each day. A race so evil, that we would rather run till the end of our lives than getting a break and enjoying the views. The result is that we face constant exhaustion, stress and depression. Our physical and mental health is badly affected in our struggle for economic success. It is an irony how man sacrifices his health to earn, and then the same man scarifies his wealth for his health.
A very important reason for us to be so busy is technology. Most of us do get considerable leisure time, but we so happily waste it indulged in our devices.
According to a 2019 US study, an average adult spends 2 hours and 55 minutes on his/her smartphone. That’s a 9-minute increase in a year. Similarly, studies have found that people addicted with phones are more likely to develop mental disorders.
While most of us agree that we are spending way too much time on smartphones and we badly need a detox. But only 28% are able to reduce the usage for only a day.
The point is that we have to understand that our life is not a race to be won, but a game to be played and enjoyed. We need to essentially check our smartphone usage and other time drainers that are making our lives busy. If we are able to cut these, we would most probably get freed from this self-crushing race of life.
PROBLEMS WE FACE WHILE WORKING IN GROUPS OR TEAMS
Human are social animals. We constantly interact and work with each other. Particularly in modern day life we have had to work in teams. May it be a sport, a college project or professional life we always work in groups. But unfortunately, there are some people who look at it as a life threatening challenge. Following are their major fears:
- Poor communication
- Inability to resolve conflicts
- Feeling left out
- Being judged
- Not able to keep everyone satisfied
- Being too agreeable
These are just the few major fears, I am sure there are many more.
The solution for these types of physiological problem is practice. Learning by experience and facing your fears is the best way to go. You will learn that it’s much easier and more enjoyable than you thought. Just put a cover over all fears and do it. Be part of as many teams as you could be. This will help you feel more comfortable and overcome this syndrome.That will improve your mental health and social life.
WHY INTROVERSION IS GOOD AND BAD?
Introverts are the people who are not expressive. They avoid too much socializing and enjoy their own company. Due to media, being introvert is now considered to be curse, a defective gene. It’s because most of the actors, politicians and people on media are extroverts and they force others to be same as well.
But there are undeniable blessings you get being an introvert:
- You are a brilliant listener and hence are able to better understand complicated things.
- You are more self-aware because your silence you explore yourself.
- You are strong and independent as you are not in dire need of others.
- You do not indulge in unnecessary social conflicts.
- You have extraordinary dreams and ideas.
WHY EXTROVERSION IS GOOD AND BAD?
An extrovert is a person who is expressive, social and loves to engage with other. These people find it so easy to interact and get involved in things. This behavior can sometimes drive them into troubles .They May value too highly the validation of others and it can be difficult for them to make emotionless judgement.They may speak too much to be unable to listen and understand others , which can make them look cocky .It can be pretty difficult for them to be alone and silent .
But there are also some amazing advantages they get:
- You are lively and and quickly form close associations.
- You can easily communicate and covey your point.
- You are more likely to be a good leader, taking care of others.
- You are confident and determined in your life.
- You are candid and charismatic, so people tend to like you and enjoy your company.
INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT. WHICH IS BETTER?
The pros and cons of both have been enlisted. In some area’s extroverts seem to have clear advantage. On the other hand, there are some areas in which introverts exceed and are unmatchable. Both types of personalities are beautiful in their own own.
We are born with a certain type of personality. Never let people tell you that yours is not good. You should own it and be proud of it. As studies have shown forcing someone to convert from introvert to extrovert or vice versa can lead to serious physiological disorder. The best thing we can do it to be ourselves and enjoy this beautiful blessing called life.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.