3 Ways to check your psychological habits

Coping with psychological disorders would not seem daunting if diagnosed at an early stage. Hence the best way out is to give yourself a psychological checkup. Below are 3 ways by which you can check your psychological health on your own:

  1. Routine for Healthy mind

The Healthy Mind Platter includes 7 types of activities that should be a part of your daily routine to ensure optimum psychological health. These include:

  • Sleep time-When you can enjoy a good, sound sleep
  • Fun time-When you can enjoy by doing your favorite activity
  • Physical activity time-When you do some physical exercise
  • Focus time-When you’re concentrating on a task
  • Down time- When you allow your mind to wander
  • Connecting time-When you connect with people or nature

“Time-in”-Time for doing activities like mindful breathing, meditation or mindful yoga that render deep relaxation

These categories are very broad and hence provide complete flexibility to choose your activities as well as decide the amount of time that you wish to spend on each one.

“For a psychological checkup based on these 7 categories; all you need to do is monitor which of the mentioned categories you are following in your daily routine for a week. This way you would be able to analyze which activities are not being done on a regular basis. And hence you can attempt to make out at least some time for them” says Dr. Rupali Shivalkar, Consultant Psychiatrist, Shanti Home, Noida

  1. Check your positive to negative emotion ratio

Segregate the emotions that you experience into two categories-negative and positive. If you experience at least three positive emotions for each negative emotion, then it suggests that your psychological health is in place.

  1. Analyze Your Avoidance Capacity.

For a week, try avoiding any bad habit that you are addicted to. Then analyze how well avoidance is working for you. For example, if you are using avoidance to overcome alcohol addiction; evaluate if you are really able to avoid it or its creating other problems.

With these 3 simple ways, you can easily analyze you mental health as well as make efforts to improve it further.

Know about drug addiction treatment

Addiction is a complex illness that results in uncontrollable drug craving. The ease with which one gets addicted through voluntary act of consuming drugs, a greater level of difficulty is faced to get rid of it. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences. Research over past 40 years has consistently identified some key information that has helped build effective treatment programs. Below is some important information related to drug recovery:

  • It is important to know that addiction impacts the function of brain which results in alteration of an individual’s behavior as well as response. Keeping oneself from the guilt associated with drug-related behavior is very essential for successful recovery.
  • Successful treatment programs provide for all aspects of a person’s life, not just a specific addiction. Learning new skills and sharing emotional troubles may help with recovery.
  • Never underestimate the requirement of follow up care. It is as essential as the treat itself. This helps keep away from addiction as the action is taken in case symptoms start showing up.
  • At times drug addiction is associated with mental illness in which case it’s essential to go for a rehab program that effectively assists in recovery from both.
  • Based upon the intensity of addiction as well as patient’s response to the treatment; Treatment plans need to be reevaluated and altered from time to time. This helps in continuous improvement.
  • Aside of doctors and family members, it’s equally essential to take the feedback from the individual struggling with addiction.

The above information plays a vital role in helping choose the best de-addiction centre.