Ways To Self Care For Mental Health

Ways To Self Care For Mental Health

Try these mental health tips in order to keep your life balance.

  1. Value yourself

Treat yourself with respect and kindness, and try to avoid undue self-criticism. Take out time for your favourite projects and hobbies, or widen your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, take dance lessons, plant a garden, become fluent in another language, or learn to play an instrument                                                     

  1. Take care of your body

Taking care of your own self physically could improve and boost your mental health. So always ensure to eat healthy and nutritious meals, Drink plenty of water, avoid cigarettes, exercise more often, which helps to reduce anxiety and depression and also improve mood and help you get quality sleep.

  1. Surround yourself with good people

People with strong social and family connections are mostly healthier as compared to those who have not this support system.  Make plans with helpful friends as well as family members or do the activities where you met with new people such as class, club, or support group.

  1. Dedicate yourself to good causes

Volunteer your energy and time in order to help anyone else. You'll feel great by doing something practical and tangible to help anybody in need, and it's a good way to meet with new people.

  1. Learn how to deal with stress

Whether you like it or not, but anxiety is a part of everyone's life. Practice coping skills such as take a nature walk, try one-minute stress strategies, play with your pet, etc. Always try to find humour in life and remember to smile. As research shows that laughter can ease your pains, boost your immune system, reduce stress, and relax your body.

  1. Set realistic goals

Choose what you need to accomplish professionally, academically, and personally, and then write down the phases in order to realize the goals. Keep your aim high, but don't over-schedule or be realistic. You will enjoy a high sense of self-worth and accomplishment as you progress towards your aim or goal.

  1. Break up the monotony

Although our routines can make us efficient and enhance our sense of feeling secured and safe, a little change of pace will perk up a tiring schedule. Change your jogging route, take a walk in a different park, plan a road-trip, try a new restaurant, or hang some new pictures.

  1. Avoid alcohol, drugs, stimulants and bad habits:

Do not use and completely avoid alcohol, drugs, and stimulants.  Sometimes people use drugs and alcohol in order to "self-medicate" themselves, but in reality, all types of drugs and alcohol will only increase or aggravate one's problems regardless of their nature.

  1. Get help when you need it

 Seeking is not a sign of weakness; instead, it is a sign of strength. So always remember that getting treatment is much effective. People who go for regular treatment and get appropriate care will recover from any type of drug addiction and mental illness and will lead you towards a healthy life.

If you are looking for additional mental health tips then check out our previous blog post here

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If you are looking for free tutorials on mental health then you can check out additional resources on the CAMH website. 

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