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We all know that it’s important to keep tabs on our mental health and the signs of certain mental health conditions such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, and more.
However, what doesn’t seem to be discussed very often is how to boost your mental health before you get to the point of having a mental health break.
Therefore, today I wanted to discuss some tips for boosting your mental health.
Consider online therapy
When I was younger, seeing a therapist wasn’t something that was promoted in a positive light. Thankfully, these days things have changed.
Plus, thanks to technological advancements and the internet, online therapy is an option for those who have busy lives and cannot make it to see a therapist in person.
Furthermore, online therapy that takes insurance is an option for those who are worried about adding on an extra expense. For example, Headway is a great resource for finding a therapist near me.
With online therapy, you’re able to connect with a therapist either via text or video anytime that’s convenient for you in the comfort of your own environment, which is great for those who are already anxious about speaking with a therapist.
Online therapy is great for boosting your mental health because it helps you stay on top of your moods, thoughts, AND your therapist can pick up on when you may be about to have a mental health break.
Plus, it is always helpful to get an unbiased opinion about things and you benefit from not only advice but coping skills that can keep your mental health healthy.
Insert positivity into your life
Whether you read positive news each day or add some motivational books to your reading material making a conscious choice to insert positivity into your life daily can be a great way to boost your mental health.
If you’re constantly inhaling negativity of course it’s going to eventually impact your mental health.
For me, I like to keep positive affirmations in my office and bedroom. Having these visual reminders and saying them each morning makes such as difference in how my day starts.
Start each morning fresh
Some people live by the mantra of “never go to bed angry”. For me, I live by “start each morning fresh”.
Once you go to bed, what has happened that day is put to rest with sleep. In the morning it’s a new day and it’s no need to wake up rehashing what happened the prior day. If you do, you’re guaranteed to start your day off on the wrong foot, be angry or frustrated for most (if not all) of the day, which in return affects your productivity and eventually leads to your mental health being impacted.
Make your health a priority
The better you feel physically the better you’re going to feel mentally. Whether it’s working out, changing your diet, or even going to do routine healthcare checks such as dental and vision, your health should be a priority.
This year I skipped making New Year’s goals and instead opted to choose a word for the year, which was “health”.
I’ve been working out daily for at least an hour and have cleaned up my diet again. By doing this, I feel great, I’ve lost all of my pregnancy weight (10 lbs away from my goal weight) AND I feel confident in my skin again.
Fall in love with yourself
Social media can have you comparing yourself to others. Whether you’re comparing your body to others, your income, house, etc STOP!
It’s time to fall in love with yourself and stop comparing yourself and/or life to what others are displaying on social media.
Furthermore, if you have a person (or people) in your life that are making you feel like you’re not good enough cut them off ASAP.
Once you fall in love with yourself you’ll feel so much better mentally.
These tips will help when boosting your mental health
Whether you’re feeling like you’re about to have a mental health break or feeling as though everything is fine, these tips for boosting your mental health can be beneficial to try.
We all know the signs that a mental health break is near, but I don’t feel as though tips for boosting your mental health before you get into a slump are discussed enough so hopefully, these tips help.