Mental health Tips

How to improve your mental health

How to improve your mental health

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.

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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:

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Other services you can contact

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!

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Regular exercise:

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!

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Healthy diet:

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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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 😴

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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.

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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?

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(57) Comments

  1. Great tips! We definitely all need to remember these in times like this 💛

    1. Thanks Zoe! ❤️

      1. Rachel says:

        Nice post. Easy to read and has excellent advice in it. 😀

        1. Awh thank you!

  2. Natasha Evans says:

    These are some fab tips, I think talking often helps but it can be the hardest thing to do but it really helps you feel better!

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    1. Definitely agree! It can be very hard, but once it’s done, you feel better! X

  3. This was so helpful

    1. Thank you, glad it helped!

  4. I love this, you’ve shared some fab tips. Caring for your mental health should be your no1 priority. I agree about knowing your triggers and getting out and about as much as possible xx

    1. Thank you Della!

  5. Fab post – full of many helpful tips! Taking a break and identifying your triggers are so important for mental health, thanks for sharing x

    Sophie |

    1. Thanks Sophie!

  6. Awesome tips. To me, close friends and family are the most important people to help us with our anxiety. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Keeping in contact with my friends is key for me. In the first lockdown I got a bit overwhelmed by my phone and was terrible at replying, which is something I’m working on this year as it makes me feel good when I’m regularly talking to my friends x

    1. Me too! Hope you’re ok now!

  8. These are some really great tips. I recently had a wobble with my mental health and someone suggested the SHOUT service, which I had never heard of before. They were really helpful and were great to talk to.

    1. Thank you Kelly! I think everyone’s mental health went a bit downhill recently! They are ever so helpful!

  9. A lot of people will be struggling with their mental health right now and this post will certainly help so many x

    Lucy |

    1. Yes definitely! Thank you x

  10. Some people prefer to keep it inside and it’s worse. Talking to friends going to help. Thank you for the great tips.

    1. Yes different things work for different people! X

  11. Yes! Simple things like these can go a long way. I loved that you included mental health hotline numbers too. It’s important to be self-aware of your triggers and find a way to manage through it with the help of trusted individuals. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Monique x

  12. you are so right! my mental health always goes bad when i’m sleep deprived or hungry. i’m like an infant haha!

    1. Haha me too!

  13. These are absolutely some of the best ways to really improve your mental health. I specifically agree with good sleep, enjoying hobbies, and prioritizing self-care! So glad you shared this.

    1. Thank you Stephanie! And yes definitely the most important!

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  15. Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    This is a great post with lots of helpful tips! We’re unable to visit anyone outside our household right now, but I find phone calls , lots of walking, reading, blogging and listening to music are all extremely helpful to my mental well-being.

    1. Thank you Jody! Love your ideas!

  16. These are really helpful mental health tips, thanks for sharing! The one I need to work on is taking a break – I’m pretty bad at that sometimes! But maybe I can combine taking a break with doing some self-care and use two of your tips in one go =)

    1. Thank you Kate! You should definitely practice taking a break as you really need it!

  17. Great article and great reminders of how to take care of your mental health as it can be difficult to implement certain practices when you have no accountability to taking action on them, like taking a break or ensuring to get a good night’s rest.

    1. Thank you so much Izzy!

  18. Such great and important ideas here!! Especially linking to services- that might really help someone! I can definitely vouch for exercise – I had a lovely walk this morning and it definitely cleared my head and helped me get in the right frame of mind for studying this afternoon! Brilliant list! ♡

    1. Thank you! Walks are amazing, especially to clear the mind and get some fresh air! x

  19. I agree! Talking to others openly and honestly about your feelings and taking care of your needs are huge parts of working on mental health. Great info!

    1. Thanks Brooke

  20. Agree with all your points! Sleep and healthy eating for me is a big one. Thank you for sharing x

    1. Definitely!! Thanks for reading x

  21. Kayleigh Zara says:

    Taking a break is so important – it’s so easy to over work yourself into a poor mental spot! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Definitely agree with that! Thanks for reading x

  22. Great tips! Something else that has helped me is to allow myself to feel the way I feel. Baby steps are okay 🙂

    1. Awh thanks Karen, that’s a really great tip!

  23. Strongly agree Thanks for Sharing 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading!

  24. I’ve found that talking and writing down my thoughts has helped a lot in dealing with everything that’s going on in this world of ours. A path to gaining support when needed is extremely helpful to everyone and very much appreciated. Thank you for this informative post.

    1. Yes definitely! Thanks for reading!

  25. Thank you for these tips. So needed with what’s going on in the world at the moment!

  26. Great post! These are all things that we need to do to not only improve but keep our mental health up. It’s easy to slip and not notice that you’re slipping. Doing all of these things will definitely help!

    1. Thank you so much for reading and taking your time to comment!

  27. These are all great tips, Demi! Completely agree on exercise, talking and taking care of yourself can make a huge difference! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you so much Cristina! Glad you agree! X

  28. These are great tips! Especially the tip about talking to people and knowing your triggers. I notice that for me when I don’t talk things out then the small problems in my head become worse then they should be.

    1. Thank you so much!

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