5 Ways to Boost Mental Wellbeing

The importance of mental well-being cannot be overemphasised. Our mental health affects our physical health, and this is why we must continue to promote ways to boost mental well-being. If you are wondering how to go about improving your overall mental and physical health, you are in the right place. Here are 5 quick ways to boost mental well-being today:

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Stay physically active

Staying physically active is so important to both physical and mental health. It is so easier to find yourself driving everywhere but if you go for long walks every week instead of driving everywhere, your body and mind will thank you for it. Physical and mental health need activities to stay healthy and this is why it is important to stay physically active. So think runs, walks, dancing, exercise, and anything that gets you moving.

Mindfulness

Staying mindful is another way to boost mental well-being. Mindfulness is all about focusing on the present and not dwelling on the past or focusing too much on the future. Being mindful helps us stay grateful which does wonders for our mental health. If you struggle to stay mindful, try meditating to keep your mind focused on the present. If you are new to the mindfulness terminology, click here to learn more about staying mindful.

Eat right

Eating a balanced diet helps us mentally and physically. There are diets that are better than others for different people so it is important to pay close attention to your body and feed it what it needs. I have been a vegetarian for a few years now and I can’t imagine eating how and what I used to eat before. Listen to your body and eat right.

Avoid toxic people

Now, this is a big one. We have billions of people on this planet and a good number of them are just toxic. If someone is not good for your mental well-being it is important you stay far away from them. There are so many lovely people around and all you have to do is find the right people for you and avoid the wrong ones. This tip alone would improve your self-esteem and do wonders for your state of mind.

Learn something new

The mind is so strong yet so delicate. It is important you feed it something new every now and again to keep it healthy. You can do this by learning a new skill, trying new things, reading books, and more. There are loads to do with such little time, so use the time you have wisely. Instead of scrolling through the endless tweets on Twitter, grab a good self-help book and soak it all in.

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I hope you find these 5 ways to boost mental well-being useful. Let me know in the comments section what you think of these tips and how you boost your mental health. I am keen to hear all about your tried and tested tips.

Thanks for reading, liking, commenting, and sharing. Until the next post, stay safe.

Say NO to Mental Health Stigma

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it runs from Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022. Mental Health Foundation has declared the theme of the week to be exploring the effects of loneliness on our mental health, and the steps that can be taken to reduce the mentally draining effects of loneliness in our communities. Loneliness has always been a big issue for many people, especially in the western world. Many people can easily go for weeks without seeing anyone, and with the current health crisis, those weeks could go on for even longer. Loneliness is another silent pandemic going on, and a lot more needs to be done to combat the devastating effects of loneliness on mental health.

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Say NO to Mental Health Stigma

As a society, we are now more open to therapy, and more and more people now openly talk about their mental health issues both online and offline. This is a massive step in the right direction; the more people talk about their mental health issues, the less the stigma. Having said that, a lot more needs to be done to raise more awareness on mental health issues. It is still an uncomfortable subject for many and that should not be the case. There’s a lot going on in our world today and we need to understand that the human mind is so strong yet so fragile. Taking care of our mental health should be at the top of every list.

However, the reality is many people still suffer in silence because of the stigma associated with mental health distress, and many are still hesitant to seek help. Finding the right online therapist covered by your insurance is not an easy feat, and because it’s not, many never get around to doing it. This leads to more mental health decline, and it just goes on and on. This is why companies like Headway are doing an amazing job helping people find therapists covered by their insurance because that takes away the added financial burden of paying for your therapy. Headway takes the pressure off the search and the payment and allows you to focus on finding the right online therapy that accepts insurance and cares for your mental health.

Ways to Care for your Mental Health Today

Here are some coping skills and resources you could check out in between your therapy sessions:

Talk about it

Connecting with others is great for our mental health. If you are struggling in any way, speak to a trusted friend, colleague, or family member.

Stay physically active

You can do this by dancing, exercising, doing chores around the house, going for runs/walks, and pretty much anything that gets you moving. The benefits of staying physically active are great for our overall health.

Have a healthy diet

Diet can affect our physical health as well as our mental health. So ensure you eat well and drink well.

You can read up on more mental health and well-being tips here. The tips are all tried and tested, so there should be a couple you could implement from today.

Staying sane in the midst of chaos

This year has been a rollercoaster for all of us. It has been up and down pretty much from January and the chaos is just getting louder and louder. Many people are struggling and I can literally feel the tension in the air. It is important to stay on top of our mental and physical health. This is not the time to bury our heads in the sand. Staying sane in the midst of chaos takes a lot of willpower and determination. You have to be ready to fight for your peace or else everyone else will drag you into their drama.

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Staying sane in the midst of chaos

Here are some ways to help you stay sane in the midst of the madness going on –

Limit your time on social media

I have to spend some time on social media because of my job but these days, I limit the time I spend on the platforms. Social media is a huge drain right now, especially Twitter. There are all sorts of things going on at the same time all over the world. It is exhausting to be online nowadays.

Switch off the news

I don’t watch the news and haven’t done so for years. If you watch the news and you find that you are struggling, I would say you should take some days off and see how you feel. I usually pick up important info on social media and that is good enough for me.

Listen to soothing music

Music is like food to my soul. I am forever listening to my Spotify playlists. My current favourite tracks are Enya’s. I love her voice and style so much.

Workout

I start my day with a good 30-minute workout session. It prepares me for the day ahead and keeps me feeling great.  I would be lost without my workout sessions.

Do something for you every day

With everything going, it is super easy to put ourselves last and be busy worrying about everything and everyone. It is important to do something nice for yourself on a daily basis. It could be something as small as reading a book, watching a nice movie, going for a long walk, or as big as buying that new handbag you have had your eyes on for months now. The choice is yours. It doesn’t matter what it is, the important thing is that it is something that feels like a treat.

 

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