Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 6

5 Practical Ways You Can Look After Your Mental Health

1. Nutrition

There is an old saying, 'you are what you eat' and there is a strong connection between what we eat and how we feel. Eating a balanced diet to stay healthy has a long lasting effect on your mental health.

2. Keep Active

Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts by improving self-esteem. It also helps keep your brain and other vital organs healthy. Try set aside 30 minutes per day to move you body and it will have huge benefits for your mental health.

3. Take A Break

Taking a break allows your brain and body to get the necessary recharge it needs. Short breaks can help reboot your brain and more tuned in with your body and mind. A break can be something as small as a 5 minute break, half an hour lunch break or a weekend away. They are all as important as each other. 

4. Keep In Touch With People you Love

Strong family and friends can help support you when dealing with stresses of life. They can offer advice and a different perspective to what is happening in your mind swell as making you feel included, supported and cared for. Sending a text or a message can take a matter of seconds and keeps communication open.

5. Ask For Help

When life gets too much it is very important to ask for help, and sometimes friends and family support isn't enough. There are many mental health helplines which can help as well as speaking to your GP about how you are feeling. 


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