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Beginner’s Guide to Focusing on Mental Health

Beginner’s Guide to Focusing on Mental Health

These days, many people focus on their physical health. But few give much attention, if any, to their mental health.

What does mental health refer to? Mental health describes a person’s overall psychological health and well-being. It has much to do with how you feel about yourself, your ability to manage your emotions, how you deal with challenges, and the relationships you nurture.

While most people will experience mental health challenges at some point, those who pay no attention to their mental health could experience anxiety and depression. If focusing on mental health is a new topic for you, here are some tips to help you along:

Don’t Isolate

Nothing elevates our mood like the feeling of being truly connected to other people. While texting and social media have their place, spend quality face-to-face time with friends and loved ones.

Make R&R a Priority

Are you someone that burns the candle at both ends? Most people are. Good mental health requires enough leisure time to rest and contemplate. If you’re guilty of being “too busy,” start spending more time relaxing.

Eat Healthy

Have you ever noticed when you eat processed comfort foods, you tend to feel unwell physically and mentally? Sugary foods are bad for our mental health. That’s why eating wholesome, nutritious foods like grass-fed meats, organic fruits, and veggies is so important!

Stay Active 

Physical activity is as essential for your mental health as it is for your physical health. Regular exercise can relieve stress, elevate mood, and even help you sleep better.

These are just some ways to ensure your mental health is optimized. You may also want to speak with a licensed mental health therapist who can provide tools and a safe space to work through what’s troubling you.

If you’d like to explore treatment options, please call my office.

SOURCES:

http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/10-tips-to-boost-your-mental-health

https://www.mhanational.org/31-tips-boost-your-mental-health

https://www.verywellmind.com/things-you-can-do-to-improve-your-mental-focus-4115389

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