Mental Health and Mindfulness and Disabilities

Mental health refers to our psychological, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. It affects the way someone thinks and functions, and determines the choices related to oneself and others. If someone has problems with their mental health, it is evident in their behaviour and how they handle stress, thus it is an essential priority to manage.

Mental health can be affected by genetics, life experience, and family history. Often, there are warning signs before it worsens. They start from feeling drained and changes in appetite which may result in stress eating. The symptoms also include severe mood swings, inability to perform daily tasks, use of drugs, and aggressive behaviour. Mental health needs to be treated with the utmost care, and if diagnosed early, the symptoms can be controlled. But to treat this disability, people need to be mindful of their situation first.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to being aware of what you are feeling at the moment. It involves various mindfulness exercises that help you focus on breathing and relax your body and mind. It enables you to accept the situation without any judgement and live in the present.

The exercises for mindfulness include focusing on your abdominal movement as you inhale and exhale, and concentrating on the food you’re eating – its taste, texture, and temperature. Being aware of what you feel as you walk is also an exercise for mindfulness. As long as you make an effort to be mindful of your body, feelings, and actions, everything will help you become conscious of your situation.

Benefits of Mindfulness

It Keeps Negative Thoughts Away.
If you become mindful of your condition, it helps you accept it and work to make things better. It will help you keep the negative thoughts away, automatically making your health better.

It Improves Sleep.
Lack of sleep is one of the main problems that people with disabilities face daily. Several factors can affect your sleep schedule, but being mindful will help you get in touch with reality and keep stress away while you fall asleep.

It Reduces Stress And Anxiety.
Stress and anxiety are the biggest enemies of disabled people because they never let them feel better about themselves, which affects their mental health. If you accept your condition and perform the exercises for mindfulness, you can surely stop stress and anxiety from taking over your peace.

It Increases Emotional Intelligence.
Mindful people can always figure out their emotions better than others, it helps them come to terms with their reality and understand others better as well. They can use their feelings more wisely and are also able to control themselves better.


People with disabilities have a hard time accepting their situation, but mindfulness can help them go through with life and enjoy more peace. It makes accepting the problems easier and draws their focus to little things to appreciate, helping them to have more positivity in their outlook.

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