Mental health is such a common thing nowadays and lots of people can suffer from it badly! It can be a very tough thing to have and put up with. Therefore, I decided to put a list together on how to improve your mental health.
How to improve your mental health
Talk to someone:
One of my biggest things on improving my mental health is talking to someone. Although it may be hard to find someone to trust and build up the courage to talk, it really lifts a weight off of your shoulder!
There are lots of people you can talk to!
- A friend
- A family member
- A teacher
- a mental health service etc
As long as you feel comfortable and trust this person, it doesn’t matter who you talk to!
Services you can talk to:
- Papyrus– 08000684141
- Shout– Text ‘Shout’ to 85258
- Samaritans– 116123
- No panic– 08449674848
- Calm- 0800585858
- Young Minds– Text ‘YM’ to 85258
Acknowledge your triggers and things to avoid:
Identifying your triggers are a crucial bit of how to improve your mental health. This is because if you know what may upset you, you will have an understanding of things to avoid!
For example if you have anxiety, you may want to avoid big crowds and social gatherings as it may trigger your anxiety!
Doing some sort of exercise as much as you can, can really help your mental health. This is because having regular exercise can help with self-esteem/confidence and reduce stress, anxiety and depression!
Another way to improve your mental health is maintaining a healthy diet. My mum always said to me “food is your mood!” and I totally agree with her! When I eat certain foods it makes me super lathargic and down as well as when I eat healthy, I feel more positive.
If you want to find out more on what foods to eat and what ones to avoid for mental health, CLICK HERE!
Do some selfcare:
Self-care is really important as it allows you to take care of yourself. Self-care can improve your mood and self-esteem. This can be a range of things such as going for a walk, taking a bath, social media detox etc. Find out more on my self-care post: Self-care Sunday!
Keep in contact with your friends:
Although some people might find socialising hard, it is really important to keep in contact with your friends. If you stay in touch it decreases the chances of loneliness and depression. If going out with friends or talking to them, it creates a distraction and something to do.
Feel good hobbies/activities:
Taking part in activities and doing your hobbies, is another great way to keep your mental health on track. Some feel good activities could be things such as self-care, going for a walk, meeting with friends etc.
Check out my post for more on feel good activities
Get a good sleep:
Sleep is so important for lots of things, however is very important to our mental health! If you’re not getting enough sleep, it could make you very exhausted and stressed. You can lack motivation and lots more!
Are you struggling to sleep? Check out: Tips on how to sleep 😴
Take a break:
Taking a break is very crucial. This is becausde it prevents you from being stressed, allows you to have time to yourself and can improve the way you feel/behave.
Taking a break could be anything like going for a cup of tea, coming off of social media, stop working for a little bit etc.
And that’s it! I hope this helped you get a better understanding on how to improve your mental health! There are lots more different ways, but here was just a few tips!
What do you do to help improve or maintain good mental health? What things help you stay happy or in a good mood?
- Being diagnosed with depression as a teen
- My new year’s resolutions!
- My Trip To Los Angeles!
- The positives of 2020
Feel free to contact me for any enquires or even if you just want to chat! You can DM me on my Instagram or on my other socials! Always willing to talk to people and make new friends!