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Our mental health affects everything, it can affect our daily lives, relationship, physical health, and the ability to enjoy life. The term ‘mental health’ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing- it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. This week we will be discussing different ways to improve your mental health.

Be optimistic

How you think about yourself is important, because it affects how you feel. If you’re pessimistic all the time, then you’re only focusing on the negatives. Remember that life has many curve balls that are going to be thrown at you. Instead of victimizing yourself, try to practice using words or thinking highly of yourself like you are worth it.

Keep a gratitude journal

People who are grateful has been linked to mental health and happiness. To become more grateful, keep a gratitude journal or you can list it out. Results will only appear if you’re consistent.

Talk to someone you trust

It’s not good to bottle up everything inside, soon you’ll burst. You’re not a burden if you want to feel heard. Plus, how can people help you if you never share how you feel. Talking to someone you trust will increase your own self-value and help you recognize your positive attributes.

Exercise

When you workout, you feel happier because exercising increases serotonin levels and releases endorphins. Getting a sufficient amount of exercise helps reduce anxiety, depression, and help recover other mental health issues

Take breaks

Take a breather whenever you feel stressed. Do anything, but the thing that is frustrating you. You can go for a walk, do breathing exercises, go for a run, or a walk.

Help around

Recent studies show that helping others as many benefactors. Helping others will enrich your life and build your self-esteem.

Focus on the present

Be present at the moment and focus on the present. Being present allows you to let go of any past negativity. Use your senses like smell, touch, and taste to bring you back whenever your mind wanders.

References
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-s-mental-health-matters/201510/9-ways-you-can-improve-your-mental-health-today
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154543.php
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=how+can+exercise+improve+mental+health

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