Be optimistic and focus on positivity
Be optimistic and focus on positivity. UNSPLASH

Mental health including emotional, psychological and social well-being, affects how we think, feel, act, make choices and relate ourselves to others.

Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it is vital to your overall well-being and value of life. Self-care can play a role in preserving your mental health and help support your treatment and recovery if you have a psychological illness.

About your selfcare

Selfcare means taking the time to do things that help you live healthy and improve both your bodily health and mental health. When it comes to your mental strength, self-care can help you manage anxiety, lower your risk of sickness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big influence.

Some tips to support you get started with self-care:

  • Set goals and priorities: Decide what must be done now and what can be delayed. Learn to say “NO” to new tasks if you start to feel like you are taking on too much. Try to be mindful of and focused at what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you have been unable achieve.
  • Get regular exercise: Even 30 minutes of walking every day can help improve your mood and enhance your health.
  • Eat healthy and stay hydrated: A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and attention, throughout the day. Also, limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee.
  • Be optimistic and focus on positivity. Identify and challenge your negative and unhelpful thoughts.
  • Sleep should be a priority: Stick to a timetable and make sure you get enough sleep. Blue light from electronic devices and TV/mobile screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so avoid blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime.
  • Practice gratefulness. Remind yourself of things you are thankful for. Be specific. Write them down at night and morning, or replay them in your mind at any time.
  • Try a calming activity: Explore mental easing or wellness programs, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises
  • Stay connected networking. Reach out to your friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.

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