April 4, 2017

How to Work Toward Mental Wellness

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:01 pm by kellyfdennis

In order to regain or maintain mental and emotional health, you need to become aware and stay aware of your own needs and feelings. Stress has a way of making us disconnect  from ourselves and the world around us.  When we are disconnected emotions can build up. Strive to maintain a good balance between your responsibilities and the things you like doing. Here are some tips for improving your overall mental health:

-Do things that have a positive impact on not only yourself, but those around you.

-Practice self-discipline. It leads to a sense of happiness and accomplishment which can help you to overcome feelings of helplessness or disappointment.

-Discover new things. New things are “intellectual treats” for our brains.

-Sleep 7-9 hours per night. Make your bedroom a haven for a wonderful, blissful sleep experience!

-Spend time in nature, soak up the sights, sounds and smells. Really notice what’s happening around you as you are outside.

-Laugh often.

-Accept yourself, imperfections and all.

-Forgive your mistakes and forgive the mistakes of others.

-Participate in regular, moderate exercise. Get those natural feel good chemicals flowing!

-Ask your self “Is thinking this thought right now helpful, or harmful?” If harmful, let it go!

-Practice gratitude daily.

-See a therapist ( I may be biased, but I think everyone benefits from therapy!)

Be Well and Have a Wonderful Day!

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