A state of good health is a balance between physical, mental and social health, obtained through the right lifestyle. A healthy life begins with a healthy mind and soul. Therefore, physical, mental and social health are equally important. Nowadays, women play many social roles. Women often experience pressure due to work and from family. So, fulfilling the demands of each role and living a healthy life at once is not something easy.
In addition to physical health, women also need to pay attention to their mental health to be able to enjoy life with good and happy health. As mentioned before, physical and mental health are related to each other. A poor condition of mental health can have an impact on women’s health problem (physical health problem), and vice versa. So, it’s paramount important for women to avoid anything that will lead them to various women’s health problems.
Mental health of women was more susceptible to disturbance. So, what is a good woman’s mental health? Women with good mental health are efficient and confident. They are very grateful for their existence and what they have in life. Women are also not bothered by negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression, anger, unhappiness, hate, and jealousy) or uncomfortable feelings that last a long time and persist. They find meaning and purpose in life. They are able to overcome various problems. For them, everything can always be controlled, and problems along with the environment are channels for expressing their full potential.
Research conducted by University College London states that hormone levels in women can affect mental health. The ups and downs in hormone levels in women are caused by ovulation cycles that routinely occur every month. The study says that when female hormones are at a fairly low level, such as 16 days after they experience menstruation, they tend to be unemotional and not easily stressed when they see something bad, such as death, disaster, and so on.
On the contrary, when their hormones are high, small things can easily disturb their minds. Even when nothing bad specifically happens, their minds will automatically imagine bad possibilities and are easier to remember about unpleasant events in the past that can make them sad or depressed in all of a sudden. This can worsen mental health if they have experienced trauma in the past.
The study also added that the influence of hormones also causes women to have a 40% greater risk of developing stress or mental health disorders such as depression, eating disorders, or phobias than men. Therefore, Ladies, you must take good care of your mental and physical health by applying healthy lifestyle patterns and always being focused and optimistic about your daily activities, as well as various aspects of your life. Remember that physical and mental health are related to each other. Keep your mind healthy to avoid other women’s health problems.
In addition, if you are a career woman and housewife, you should be able to divide your time, because a tired body is more susceptible to depression. Try to express how you feel to anyone, your family, your husband, or your psychologist. Feedbacks from other people is very important to build a strong mental condition.