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10 Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Your mental health is how you feel, think and behave in daily life. It’s important to take care of yourself and there are many ways you can improve your mental health on your own. In honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re sharing with you 10 ways to look after your mental health.

  1. Get plenty of sleep. Sleep helps regulate chemicals in our brains. Sometimes, if we don’t get enough sleep, we can start to feel anxious or stressed. Try getting into bed around the same time every day, which can help regulate your sleep patterns.

  2. Surround yourself with good people. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and who make you feel better! Making connections helps you to build a support system. If you don’t have friends or family nearby, try joining activities or groups where you can meet like-minded people.

  3. Tell yourself something positive. How you think about yourself can have a positive impact on how you feel. If you are thinking negative thoughts, this can put you in a bad mood. Use words that empower yourself and write down your positive thoughts in a gratitude journal.

  4. Exercise. Exercise can be a powerful antidote do stress and anxiety. Incorporate small activities into your day-to-day. Park a little further away from the grocery store, take the stairs instead of the elevator, take a walk during your lunch break or stand up every 30 minutes at your desk.

  5. Eat a good meal. What you eat nourishes your body and mind. Eat nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables to give you happy vibes.

  6. Do something for someone else. Helping others not only benefits the people you help, but it also helps you too. It can help boost your self-esteem and make you feel a sense of purpose.

  7. Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Recognize when you aren’t feeling well and speak up. Talk to your friends and family during these times.

  8. Get plenty of sunlight and fresh air. Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D, which is great for your body! Try to get outside for 30 minutes a day.

  9. Take a break. Sometimes, stress can get the best of us. When it seems like there’s too much going on, take a break and step away from it all. Try a simple breathing exercise or even meditate.

  10. Do something for yourself. Indulge in self-care and spend a day focusing on your health. Get a massage to relax and recharge. Schedule yours today!

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