Mental health is as important as physical health. And most people always talk to you about the latter one. Ever thought of what you could do to improve mental health and be a happier version of you? This World Mental Health Day, promise yourself to do add the following in your life. You’ll thank us later.
1. Do more of what makes you happy.
If you like playing football, do more of it. Love crossword puzzles? Make more time for them. Whatever it is that makes you happy, do more of it, unless it is harmful and detrimental to your health.
Everybody gets caught up in the hustles of a professional life. But for a balanced life, it is very important to do what makes you happy.
2. Take care of your body.
A healthy body will lead to a healthy mind. For a healthy body, you need to inculcate a few habits in your life. They are:
Eat nutritious foods. Add more of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Exercise daily. It helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
Drink plenty of water.
Get enough sleep.
3. Go on vacations often.
It’s not necessary to take extravagant vacations. Small trips every now and then really helps in keeping the mind stress-free. It takes away the burden of daily life and rejuvenates your soul.
4. Do more of what is important to you.
When was the last time you did something that is important to you? Was it a long time ago? It’s time to pause and do something that is important to you. And it’s important to do more of it.
5. Take one step at a time towards success.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
6. Go off the grid.
Leave your smartphone at home for a day. Disconnect yourself from the constant emails, alerts, and other interruptions. Spend time doing something fun with someone face-to-face.
7. Dance around while you do your housework.
Dance like nobody is watching. This activity reduces levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and increases endorphins (the body’s “feel-good” chemicals).
8. Take 30 minutes to go for a walk in nature.
It could be a stroll through a park or a hike in the woods. Being in nature increases energy levels, reduces depression and boosts well-being.
9. Celebrate when things go well.
Celebrating small victories will help you stay motivated. It will help you achieve more.
10. Tell someone you love them.
Conveying your feelings to your loved ones is directly linked to happiness. So go ahead and do it.
Do you have any other ways to improve your mental health? Do share with us in the comments section below. We’ll love to update it in the article.