Five self-care ideas for managing mental health and increasing wellbeing

Five self-care ideas for managing mental health and increasing wellbeing

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I.      Managing mental health and increasing wellbeing

1. Eat Healthily

Eat the rainbow as they say, and increase your well-being through mindful eating.

2. Learning

One of the best ways to keep your mind well is to keep learning and growing. It makes you feel better about yourself as you increase and expand your knowledge and skills.

3. Self-care and pampering days

We all need pampering now and then, but a regular pampering regime enhances one’s overall well-being.

4. Get Creative

Spend an hour a day doing something you enjoy and something that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment or achievement.

5. Journaling

Keeping a diary or writing a regular blog can be a great way of getting your thoughts out and letting them go.

(Related: Wellness Tips: How You Can Be Your Therapist?)

II.   Effective ways to build Mental Health Balance and emotional wellbeing

  1. Make a habit to meditate daily
  2. Spend more time in nature and find a peaceful environment to try mindfulness
  3. Create a personal relaxation corner in your office or room at your home, personalize it with your favorite things that you love and what inspires you daily
  4. Learn to cope by reading mental health books and blogs
  5. Sign up for an online therapy session
  6. Find people who have the same struggles and problems as you do, so that you can share and connect
  7. Practice positive self-talk
  8. Journaling or writing daily to reflect on what’s you are grateful for and take a different perspective on your thoughts and feeling
  9. Develop an essential self-care routine
  10. Learn to accept negative feelings and emotions, instead of trying to run away from them
  11. Develop and follow a strict sleep schedule

(Also Read: 55 Positive Affirmations for Women)

III. Seven ways your physical health is connected to your mental health and emotional wellbeing

1. Nutrition

Many factors in one’s life contribute to mindless eating and inadequate diets including issues like food insecurity. Processed or junk food consumption all the time and micronutrient deficiency, as a result, can increase the prevalence of one’s anxiety and depression.

2. Hydration

Lack of water intake or dehydration is directly linked to cognitive impairment, mood swings, and even delirium.

3. Regular Exercise

Regular physical activity is directly linked to reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress as well as increasing one’s self-esteem, resilience, concentration, and also memory.

4. Sleep

Sleep problems usually have been directly linked to psychiatric illnesses/disorders such as depression, mood swings, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and ADHD. An adequate amount of sleep can also help with anxiety, emotional regulation, and mental resilience.

5. Substance use

Alcohol or drug may be used to self-medicate to help cope with depression, anxiety, or other MH concerns, which can increase the underlying risk of mental disorders.

6. Illness

Anxiety and stress brought on by the experiences of an illness can also lead to mental health disorders or exacerbate underlying symptoms related to anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.

7. Social well-being

Poor social connections or overall social wellbeing is associated with poor emotional health and may even exacerbate mental health conditions such as depression.

IV.   Positive Mental Health and emotional wellbeing Quotes:

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