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Mental Health Awareness 101 | 心理健康

嘿,大家好,别来无恙啊!在疫情笼罩之下,相信每个人都遇到了不少烦恼。这些不可避免的遭遇也会造成一定的心理压力。唯有掌握如何有效地面对,我们才能积极保持良好的心理健康。今天,就来跟大家分享一些保持良好心里健康的方法。都学起来吧!

As a result of the pandemic, I believe many of us have had our fair share of troubles. These inevitable situations ultimately increase the level of mental stress we face. Hence, it’s of utmost importance that we increase our mental health awareness and learn to cope with stress. Let us explore some ways today!

#1 找朋友倾诉 | Talk to your friends

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在陷入人生低潮时找朋友倾诉,相信是很多人会用以应对压力的方法。我很大家一样,认为这是非常有效的疏解管道!大家要记住,我们是人,不是机器。陪伴,是人在生活中不可或缺的一部分。如果需要找朋友谈谈心事,那么我们就该迈出那一步,主动去寻求帮助。我相信,真正的朋友是不会在意的。希望大家别总是把心事憋在心里,让自己难受痛苦!

Many would confide in their closest friends in times of need. I personally believe that this is one of the most effective methods against stress. We should always remember, we are only humans, not machines! Company is something that we can never have enough as humans. Whenever there’s a need to talk to a friend, we should actively reach out and seek help. True friends will stay by our side and help us through these difficult times. Keeping things to ourselves would only take a toll on our already weakened souls.

我认为,谭咏麟一首粤语歌《朋友》中,有几句歌词写得很好。大家如果有兴趣可以去听听。毕竟所谓“有福同享,有难同当”,做朋友就应该聊聊心事呀!

情同两手一起开心一起悲伤

彼此分担总不分我或你

你为了我 我为了你

共赴患难绝望里紧握你手 朋友

https://youtu.be/hry0T2NZ7Q8

#2 写日记 | Journaling

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假如真的不想叨扰朋友,或觉得自己的心事太重不想让别人知道,那么我们也可以选择以写日记的方式来宣泄负面情绪。生活每日里的点点滴滴、喜怒哀乐都能一一记录下来。有心事,就把它们写进日记里。这样的方式你们千万别觉得很土、很落伍。至今,仍然有很多人在写日记,这其中也包括我自己身边的朋友呢!

For those who wish to avoid troubling your friends or find the matter too personal to share, penning down a journal entry is a great option as well. You can record anything and everything, whatever helps to declutter your mind of the negativity. Try not to think of this as an old-fashioned method. In fact, many people still write journals nowadays, including friends around me (Psst. It’s a popular act amongst many teens now).

这里,我列下了几个专门做日记的Youtube频道。不知道怎么开始的可以参考看看哦!

Here are some channels which do Journaling on Youtube, enjoy!

  1. TheCoffeeMonsterzCO https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCoffeeMonster
  2. AmandaRachLee https://www.youtube.com/c/amandarachlee
  3. Caitlin’s Corner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSm9WJDmpZDM_m6YvkACuxg
  4. Bullet Journal https://www.youtube.com/c/bulletjournal/featured
  5. MyLifeinaBullet https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDbfjlTzm8GJSOafKZgz7ig

#3 接触音乐 | Try Music

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有研究显示,音乐在改善心理健康方面具有巨大成效。它不仅能让人放轻松身心、调适心情,还能提升集中力。当然,音乐的功效可说是不胜枚举,大家有兴趣的话不妨上网搜寻。

其实,我们在生活中能经常接触到各种音乐。每天熙熙攘攘的人群中,总有不少年轻人会带上款式各异的耳机,边走边听歌。如果你还没加入这个行列,不妨尝试一下,选择播放自己喜欢的音乐来舒缓焦躁不安的内心。

由于疫情还未稳定,我们是没办法在外面欢唱KTV了。然而,大家依旧可以在家里自己或与家人高歌一曲,一起放松娱乐一下。另外,网上也有一些KTV软件,能让大家在线上一起唱歌。总而言之,不管使用什么方式接触音乐,我们总能发现音乐有治愈人心的力量!

Research has shown that music can beneficial towards one’s mental health. Not only can it help us relax, music can also alleviate stress and improve concentration. There are many things that music can do for us. If you’re interested, do read up more online!

Music is part of many youngsters’ lives. It’s not hard to spot a youth with earplugs on the streets, grooving to their favourite beats. Do give it a try and play a song to relieve the stress in you! Though we’re unable to karaoke during this pandemic, we can always do sing-alongs with your family at home. There are also karaoke apps if you want to sing with your friends online!

All in all, you can uncover the power of music once you give it a try.

#4 运动 | Exercising

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运动,实际上是个很常见的疏压方法。运动时,人会自动分泌内啡肽—一种能让人开心的激素。它能够帮人解开一些压力以及坏情绪,让人感到更愉悦、更有精神。大家可以趁有空的时候,与家人或朋友出去跑步、爬山、骑脚踏车等。运动不仅能够让你整个人的精神状态放轻松,还能帮你强身健体、保持健康。

再者,无论你是跟家人还是朋友运动,这也是一种促进彼此关系的方式!即便不见面,我们也能采用现在流行的线上运动模式,通过如Zoom,Microsoft Teams等平台与朋友进行线上运动。

当然,虽然运动对健康有益,但是大家还是不该过度运动哦!如果做得过于激烈,有可能会受伤,就等于起了反效了。

Exercising is a common method used to combat stress. During the course of exercising, our bodies release neurotransmitters (or hormones) known as Endorphins. They help lift our moods, relieve stress, and eliminate negative emotions.

When you are free, you can always go for a jog, a hike on a mountain, or even ride bicycles with your families and friends. Not only does exercising improves one’s mental wellness, but it also helps to keep us fit and healthy. In addition, it is also a great way to bond with our family and friends. You can even do it alone to give yourself some time off! Additionally, exercising online through platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams are getting more popular. You can try it out too!

Although exercising is good for you, remember to do it in moderation. If done too vigorously and frequently, you may end up getting hurt, which is undesired.

#5 私人空间 | Personal Time and Space

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在这个忙碌的时代,为自己预留一些私人空间应该是最容易被忽略的方法。大多数的人都忙着社交,生怕世界遗忘了自己,却往往忘记自己也需要一点私人空间。是的,社交不是最重要的。我觉得这是许多人需要知道的一点。有了自己的私人空间,我们才能喘一口气,让自己有时间进行深度的反省。

我们往往认为自己还能撑下去,选择不休息、不放松,一直奋斗下去。然而,这也是最危险的做法,就好比一条拉到极致的橡皮筋,再不放松就会断了。因此,我在此呼唤大家,给自己留一点属于你的时间与空间。例如,我们可以空出一天的时间,在没有任何压力的情况下做点自己喜欢做的事。这段时间里,我们也该尽量不上网,也别上社交软件,让自己暂时与繁杂的世界切割,静下心来享受独处的时光。

Amidst the hustle of life, we often neglect the importance of personal space. We constantly priortise socialising, afraid that the world will leave us behind if we fail to keep up the pace. Personally, I think people fail to realise that, socialising isn’t everything. Just like a rubber band stretched to its limits, we will eventually fall apart if we neglect ‘me-time’. Hence, I would urge everyone to take some time off your busy schedule and spend a day or two doing what you like, focusing on your mental health. If possible, try to stay offline and away from social media platform during this period of time. Trust me, you will feel energized and relaxed afterwards.

好啦,今天就写到这里。相信读完这篇文章后,大家对于如何保持良好的心理健康已经了如指掌了吧?正所谓,世上无难事,只怕有心人。没有什么过不去的,别把什么事都憋着,有需要的话找人求助或发泄出来!

在这里问一问各位,你们是如何放松,保持良好的心理健康呢?可以留个留言与我分享哦!

我们下次再见,拜拜!

I hope that through this article, you’ve gained a better understanding of ways to maintain mental health. Remember, when there’s a will, there’s a way. There are no challenges too difficult to overcome. Don’t give yourself too much stress. If need be, seek help or find someone to talk to!

Before I end this off, if you have any effective ways to relax or maintain mental wellness, feel free to let me know in the comments below. I’ll see you next time. Bye!

Here are some mental health hotlines you can call should you or anyone you know need:

SOS 24-hour Hotline: 1800-221-4444                                                                

Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019

Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandrin): 1800-353-5800 

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