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4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

In this article we take a look at 4 tips to improve your mental health and how to boost your mood and wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing are hugely important. Compare it to growing a plant: if you do not give the plant the correct nutrients, water, warmth, light, and air, it will struggle to thrive. Mental health in humans is similar to this; the nutrients and water represent our diet, while light and air can be attributed to exercise. Finally, warmth can be compared to self-care and mindfulness. Without all of these, as a human, it is difficult to be at your best. Taking care of yourself is an excellent way to support your mental health and wellbeing. In this article, we will discuss some easy ways to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep physically active

Ensuring you keep active is a brilliant way to improve your mental wellbeing. Not only can it raise your self-esteem, but it also allows you to set goals and challenges that you can achieve. Another bonus is that it will release endorphins which can positively impact your mood. A common misconception about keeping active is assuming the gym is the only option for this; activities such as walking, playing sports with friends, or running are great alternatives if you aren’t a fan of the gym.

Keeping physically active is a good way to improve your mental health

Make time for friends and family

Forging strong relationships with people can massively boost your mood and wellbeing. They can allow you to develop a sense of belonging, give you a chance to share positive experiences, and provide emotional support. Don’t just rely on your phone for social interactions; make the most of face-to-face conversations, as these help the most!

Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, noticing what is happening around you and inside you. Sometimes in life, you are incredibly busy, and you forget to even think about yourself. If you do not allow yourself to stop and think about how you are feeling and what has caused it, then it can lead to a buildup of emotions. Mindfulness consists of reconnecting with our bodies and what sensations they are experiencing. If you want to try out some mindfulness check out the NHS’s guide to mindfulness.

Learn new skills

Learning a new skill can provide you with a sense of purpose, giving you something to do that isn’t just your job. Research has proven it can help boost your confidence and raise your self-esteem. Learning new skills also allows you to do an activity that you can enjoy, it could consist of learning a new language, or mending something.

Trying out these different techniques can help boost your mood and support your mental health and wellbeing. If you fell like you need more support with your mental health, take a look at the mental health services available through the NHS.

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Toby Greenfield

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