Today is World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raise awareness about mental health and knowing the importance of asking for help, no matter what you are going through. It is a day to remind everyone that mental health matters.
Talking openly about our emotions can be difficult but it is an important step to help your mental health. Here are five top tips to help boost your mood and improve your mental well-being:
Talk to Someone: Share your feelings with someone you trust, whether it’s a family member, friend, neighbour, colleague, or a healthcare professional. Remember, at some point in life everyone will deal with difficulties. You may find the person you have reached out to may have experienced something similar. You are never alone, and you should never feel judged for asking for help.
Journal Your Feelings: Writing down your thoughts and emotions can sometimes give an immediate relief, and for others it can be therapeutic. Keeping your journal allows you to look back on past experiences and see how far you’ve come on your mental health journey.
Get Active: Exercise is not only beneficial for your physical health but also your mental well-being. Whether it’s engaging in chair exercises, taking a leisurely walk or going to the gym, any physical activity can help distract your mind and release endorphins, leaving you feeling more positive and energised.
Explore New Hobbies: Trying out a new activity or hobby can be a great distraction from negative thoughts. It can reduce stress and anxiety, helping you to fully enjoy the activity and focus your mind on something positive.
Eat A Well-Balanced Diet: A well balanced diet can help play a huge part in maintain a good health, both mentally and physical. Eating nutritional foods like fruit and vegetables can help you feel your best and provide your body with the nutrients it needs, helping you to again feel more energised.
Remember that taking care of your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health. You are not alone in your struggles, and there is always help available. If you feel you need to talk to a healthcare professional about the way, you are feeling or would like more guidance or resources please look at the websites below: