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5 Ways To Boost Your Mental Health

Scientists tell us there are certain things we can do to improve our mental wellbeing.

These techniques will help you feel more positive about yourself.

They teach you how to ride the lows and wait out the lows.

Once you know that, nothing can stop you from getting what you want out of life.

Today, we’re going to share with you five ways to boost your mental health.

1. Connect With Others

Good relationships don’t need years to build.

They can form in a matter of months, or weeks even.

Plus, they don’t have to be an all-in, best-friends-for-life type of relationship.

Just talking to a neighbor or members of your church can have a great impact on your mental health.

You learn to listen, empathize, and build a strong sense of self-worth and value.

Have you and a friend not seen each other in a while?

Then, reach out and try to arrange a coffee date so you can get together and catch up.

How about your children or other family members? Why not try to set an hour during the day where you talk or play games?

We all know how social media has become an important part of our lives.

And it’s made it easier to stay in touch with important people in our lives, especially if they live far away.

It’s good to text and chat on a regular basis.

Just make sure technology isn’t replacing your face-to-face communications with people.

2. Learn New Skills

Learning a new skill or hobby can have a significant boost on your mental health.

Learning new skills is an excellent way to meet new people and improve your self-esteem.

It’s nice to have a sense of purpose, other than your work.

It gives you something to look forward to each day.

The problem, however, is many people complain they don’t have enough hours in the day.

Luckily, though, technology has made learning more accessible.

Here are some of the ways you can use those high-tech gadgets you have to good use:

• Sign up for an online course, like learning a new language or a practical skill like programming
• Look for free video tutorials online to help you out with a DIY project
• If you enjoy cooking, find healthy recipes and learn how to make them
• Try a new hobby that challenges and entertains you, like painting, writing, or gardening
• Learn to play a new sport or physical activity

Take time to de-stress

Spending time in meditation or just relaxing and doing something fun will help to ease pent up stress.

Taking time to rest your mind and soul will help you stay sane.

3. Pay More Attention

We’re all guilty of not paying attention to people and things going on around us.

We’re always busy with work or scrolling through our social media feed.

Learning to focus all your senses on the present moment can improve your mental well-being.

It also boosts your mood and lowers stress levels.

Experts call this type of focus ‘mindfulness.’

When you practice mindfulness, you enjoy the little things in life.

Things like watching a bird soar overhead or taking in the nuances of nature are just two small examples.

When you’re in tune with the small details, you feel more relaxed and at peace.

Plus, you start to get a better understanding of what makes you happy or anxious, which is a healthy way to approach life’s challenges.

When your mind jumps from one thought to another, you can end up not being as effective and causing a rise in your stress level because you haven’t been able to get things done.

Staying in the here and now is what mindfulness can help you with.

4. Get Physically Active

When you do any type of physical activity, you boost your physical fitness, as well as your mental wellness.

It could be a short 15-minute walk, an hour of cycling each week, or 30 minutes at the gym.

You pick the activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good.

Then, once you start noticing the difference, you start to feel good about your looks.

That’s when your confidence will soar through the roof.

In addition, your brain signals the nervous central system to release ‘feel-good’ hormones known as endorphins.

These wonder chemicals trigger a positive response, which boosts your mood. They also reduce feelings of pain and anxiety.

Check out the following tips on how to get moving to boost your mental health:

• Look online for free activities catered to your fitness level
• Find local centers where you can dance, swim, or cycle
• Try running with a ‘couch to 5K’ app or podcast
• If you have a chronic health condition or a disability, there are many exercises and physical activities that can be customized to meet your needs

Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your own mental health is to log off.

Turn the
phone off, shut off the television and close your computer.

It is not uncommon for social
media and a constant flux of news and opinions to harm your mental health without
realizing it.

5. Give to Others

According to research, acts of kindness and giving are great ways to improve your mental well-being.

The reason acts of kindness help to improve your mental health that when we help others, our brains trigger the release of another ‘feel-good’ hormone called oxytocin.

This chemical promotes feelings of empathy and trust.

It also makes us calmer, happier, and more inspired to do more.

Giving to others could be volunteering at a local shelter or helping out someone on a personal level.

The point is to offer your time and energy doing something for other people.

In return, you’ll feel good about yourself, knowing that you’re valued and appreciated.

Understand and Accept Where You Are Today

To nurture your mental health, it requires a level of acceptance.

Not accepting that it will never get better, but just understanding where you are today at this moment.

Get to a place where you aren’t constantly trying to get to the next level if it is berating who you are and where you are right now.

This can apply to anything in your life, from your physical appearance to your habits, profession, personal relationships, and of course your mental health.

Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to constantly change and be better, and just find a place of acceptance.

Want more information about this subject by this author?

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Spend time in solitude

Even if you have a family, taking some time to be by yourself daily will do wonders for your soul.

A quiet hour spent alone in meditation or reading will help to calm your mind and senses.

Give yourself time to retreat and be alone.

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  1. How well have you been dealing with the past two years of semi-isolation during the pandemic?

    Personally I almost don’t have any change in my lifestyle as I’m semi-retired and work on my book creation and publishing from home and don’t go out or have many visitors.

    I do think my mental health has been impacted, but not massively.

    Although it probably is time that I started to venture outside of my home a little more and dealt with people more… I just wish the world wasn’t so ‘people-ey’, they are exhausting – LOL

    Share your thoughts, I’d love to know how you are coping!

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Helene Malmsio

Australian retired Businesswoman, Marketer and Trainer. Now a webmaster, author/ publisher of self help and health books and a Webnuggetz contributor - I guess I like to 'communicate' a lot - lol!

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