This year, choose to make your mental health a priority and take care of yourself – first and foremost. Not sure where to start? Here are a few great tips for your mental health in 2018!
Make Sleep A Priority
It’s estimated that 50-70 million adults have some kind of sleep disorder, and do not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is correlated with poor mental health – anxiety, depression, and other disorders are common among people who do not get enough sleep.
Try to sleep for at least 7-8 hours per night. If you are having trouble sleeping, consider contacting a sleep specialist for a sleep assessment.
Take Care Of Your Body
Your entire body affects your mental state. Over (or under) eating, consuming drugs and alcohol, smoking, avoiding exercise – all of these things can result in a poor state of overall mental health.
Take care of your body this year. Do what you can to develop a more healthy body – and, in turn, your mind will become more healthy.
Surround Yourself With Healthy Relationships
Make it a goal to only surround yourself with healthy, nurturing relationships this year. Spend time with family and friends who make you feel great about yourself, and who love you – and cut out toxic and unhelpful people from your life. Building this support structure will help you achieve a much more peaceful, happy state of mind in 2018.
Set Realistic Goals For The Year
Run a 5K. Try for promotion a at work. Find someone who makes you happy and begin a relationship – no matter what your specific goal may be, make sure that you’ve got at least one goal that is realistic and achievable for the year.
By giving yourself something to work towards, you can ensure that your mental energies are directed and focused – and this aids in the development of a better state of mental health.
Get Help If You Need It
Getting help for mental health problems like stress, depression, and anxiety is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength – a sign that you know yourself, and require the help of an expert.
You can’t treat every problem on your own. Whether you seek counseling, therapy, or even a clinical diagnosis, it’s important to get the professional help that you need if you believe you’re suffering from a serious mental health disorder.
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