Do you struggle to find happiness? Do you seldom have a positive outlook on life? When you're feeling down, do you find it hard to get out of it? If you answered, “Yes, yes, yes!” it's time you take control of your mental health and start working on improving your mental wellness.
The following 10 tips will help you improve your mental wellness and fight mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and dementia. Check them out…
10 ways to boost your mental wellness
#1: Don’t bottle up your feelings
Instead of keeping your feelings all to yourself, share them with your friends and family. A support group can be tremendously helpful!
#2: Set yourself a daily routine
A strict – but realistic – daily routine will help keep you focused.
#3: Do activities you enjoy
Make sure you make time every week to do hobbies or activities that you enjoy.
#4: Celebrate every achievement – no matter how big or small
Set yourself short- and long-term goals and celebrate every one that you reach.
#5: Avoid making life-changing decisions
Try not to make any big decisions such as changing jobs until your mental health
is back on track.
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#7: Make time for exercise
releases feel-good endorphins. Plus, being outside can be very revitalising.
#8: Eat a well-balanced diet
Maintaining a healthy diet
will help stabilise your mood and prevent tiredness.
#9: Try relaxation techniques
Relaxation techniques like breathing exercises yoga will keep stress
#10: Learn more about mental health
Learn more about mental health to remove any misconceptions that you may have.
Follow these tips and in to time you’ll be well on your way to improved mental wellness.
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