As much as you take care of your body, you must also take care of your mind. Sure, it truly helps that you are physically healthy for everyday tasks and activities but being mentally healthy is also a priority. Remember, the body and the mind cannot be separated from one another. Here are then some tips to improve your mental health.
Tip #1: Talk about how you feel
We have a saying that goes “a problem shared is a problem half solved.” This basically explains it. Talking about your feelings and sharing it with a loved one or even just with a stranger can really help. You do not have to keep the burden alone. And remember, this is never a sign that you are weak.
Tip #2: Ask for help
This is connected with the first one. There are times when things get too overwhelming that we may feel we cannot cope anymore… times when we cannot hold ourselves together anymore… and times when we get tired to even go on. Remember that it’s okay. It’s okay to ask for help. You may talk to a counsellor or join a support group.
Tip #3: Do the things you love
It may be playing your favorite video game, making cross stitches, cooking meals, baking pastries, or even reading a book if that’s what you love. Just do the things that put a smile on your face. Doing such gives you a sense of accomplishment, confidence, and a better well-being.
Tip #4: Exercise
Did you know that physical activity can boost your mood? Research says that this is because of the “feel-good” chemicals released by the body when it is active. This is not, however, limited to intense exercising activities. You can just take a walk around your neighborhood or stroll in the park.
Tip #5: Rest
When you feel tired, rest. This is your body and mind telling you that you have to make time for yourself, too. Even just for a couple of minutes, it pays to take a break from whatever activities you’re doing.
Making time for a healthier body and mind can mean you value and love yourself. These tips to improve your mental health are just another way to do it.