Mental health isn’t something a lot of people talk about. Indeed, we often take mental health for granted, but there’s more to our mental wellbeing than just “whether we have a diagnosis”.
Mental health is something that impacts us all. Whether we’ve had a stressful week, have some family worries, or just don’t quite feel like ourselves, we could all do with spending some time focusing on taking care of ourselves.
– Learn not to worry about things that don’t really matter. The fewer things you’re stressed out about, the more you can focus on the positive things.
– A healthy body promotes a healthy mind. Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep, eating right and exercising regularly.
– If you’re feeling stressed, practice deep breathing. Inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for four seconds and then slowly breath out for four seconds.
– Share your troubles. Talking to people can make all the difference. Get in touch with the team at Clarity Clinic of Chicago.
– Spend time outdoors. Being in nature and getting some sunlight exposure (For the Vitamin D) can help reduce the symptoms of depression.
– Practice gratitude. Write down at least one thing each day that you’re grateful for. The more time you spend thinking positively, the happier you’ll feel.
– Make new friends. Social interaction can help you feel more positive.
– Let yourself feel down sometimes. It’s OK to be sad, and feeling those emotions helps you process them.
– Seek help. If you really can’t cope, talk to a therapist or a counselor who can help you work through whatever is troubling you.
Article by Born Realist