Taking care of your own mental health can be a challenge. With so much time focused on what’s going around you, do you ever stop to think about how you’re doing? At CHR, we focus on self-care when working with adults, as well as other ways to help improve adult mental health Connecticut.
Here are a few simple tips you can follow to improve and keep tabs on your mental health journey.
Regular exercise is not only great for your body but can also improve your concentration, sleep, self-confidence and body image. As well, the endorphins and serotonin released will make you feel good and improve your mood. These factors combined can help manage stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.
Ask for help when you need it
Asking for help is a good thing to do, especially if you’ve hit a low period in your mental health journey. But we also mean that asking for help in any day-to-day things that might be overbearing and stressful can help you from getting overwhelmed.
Take a break
Taking short breaks, especially when working at something for a long period can help improve your concentration and keep your brain more alert then trying to plow through something in one go. A small change of pace will always do some good.
Do something you’re good at
Spending time doing something you’re good at, especially if you love doing it can help de-stress you and give you a self-confidence boost as well as some quality personal time. Playing a sport, exercise, playing an instrument or even a game are all good examples.
Caring for the people around you is a great way to keep up personal relationships with the people close to you. Spreading positivity through help is a good reminder that we’re needed and valued by others.