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List of Things That Better Your Mental Health Overall

People may think that caring for your mental health is simply just the things that are on trend right now (meditation, yoga, journaling, affirmations, pamper sessions etc.), but it is so much more than that. Many things can contribute to a healthy mind, so here are many  ideas from me:

*Please take note of any that seem interesting or important to you. There are many on the list, but don’t be overwhelmed; just pick what feels good to you.*

  • Regular Exercise
  • A Balanced Diet
  • Reading regularly
  • Learning new things
  • Taking on challenges
  • Puzzles and Mind games
  • New Experiences
  • Decluttering/ less mess and stuff (Minimalistic living over Materialistic living)
  • Cleaning and environment upkeep
  • Journal keeping: capturing one’s thoughts and feelings
  • Music, dancing, singing
  • Doing what you love
  • Creative expression
  • Taking breaks/ Appropriate Rest Periods
  • Not overworking yourself
  • Meaningful connections with others
  • Time with people you enjoy and love
  • Walking (without a destination)
  • Doing or watching your favourite things
  • Being honest (with yourself and others)
  • Being authentically you (it hurts your mental health to lie, hide, shrink, people-please, or be anything but yourself)
  • Saying No when you want to say No
  • Saying Yes to opportunities and enjoyment
  • Changing up your routine
  • Moving on from bad habits and cultivating good ones
  • Moving on from past “mistakes” and “failures” with healthy gratitude and lessons learned
  • Forgetting perfection and living with your imperfection
  • Setting boundaries and holding people (and yourself) accountable
  • Taking responsibility for your life
  • Nature and the outdoors
  • Mindfulness and presentness (being in the Now, using your 5 senses to bring awareness to this moment)
  • Choosing yourself first (health, happiness, needs)
  • Speaking to yourself with compassion
  • Cultivating trust in yourself
  • Cultivating a deep love for yourself
  • Making time to get to know yourself (knowledge is power)
  • Quietness and stillness practices: meditation, yoga, mindful walking, baths, massage etc.
  • Speaking about your tensions and struggles with someone you trust not to judge or shame you
  • Facing and dealing with unhealthy inner beliefs, insecurities, traumas, or blockages
  • Healthy communication
  • Finding meaning and purpose in your life that feels good and true for you
  • Actively seeking a positive attitude, mindset, and outlook on life
  • Essential oils and aromatherapy (usually matched with meditation or quiet practices)
  • Priorities, organisation, time management, self-discipline, getting important things done

 

Caring for your mind is important. You needn’t do what everyone else is doing, but it is imperative that you make the conscious effort to cultivate a mental health care practice in your life. Choose some from this list, or find others that work for you, but do not dismiss it.

If you have any questions or want a more in-depth explanation on the things on this list, then check my other blog posts or comment below and I’ll help as best I can.

Take care xx

 


If you need any help in bettering your mental health, or better coping with anxiety, depression, and stress, then my book “You’re As Mad As I Am” may be for you. Check it out here, and download a free sample to see what it’s all about.

If you want to hire me to write about mental health (or other), then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

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