Collaborative Post¦ When was the last time you thought about your own mental health? When you felt anxious in a seemingly simple scenario? When your normal thoughts were disturbed by intrusive negative ones? Or when you struggled to get out of bed this morning? Issues with our mental wellbeing is something that more of us are being able to recognise, and although in some circles there may still be a stigma attached to mental health, thankfully, more of us are talking freely about what affects us, are happy to help friends and family who are fighting their own battles and finding the strength to reach out for help when we need it.
The way we see, judge and treat mental health is changing, so with this in mind, I’ve gathered 4 simple ways you can boost your own mental health and wellbeing today. Give it a try.
Find comfort from spiritual sources
Those whose mental health may be suffering due to the loss of a loved one, often take comfort from reaching out to mediums and psychics. This site, Mediumchat, is the perfect place to speak with reputable and experienced psychics from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a burning question, you need guidance, you want to say goodbye one last time, or you just need comfort, speaking with a medium is a simple way to potentially ease the mental strain you’re under.
Spend more time outside
We all lead rather sedentary lifestyles these days, with both work and play mostly taking part inside. A lack of sunshine, fresh air and vitamin D can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing. It can make us feel miserable, lonely, unhealthy and isolated. The answer is simple, get outside a little more. Instead of sitting inside on your lunch break, head outside and enjoy lunch in the park, or enjoy a stroll with your colleagues. Spend some time in the garden and bring some greenery indoors with some well-placed house plants.
Keep a gratitude journal
A gratitude journal allows you to keep on track of everything you’re grateful for and things that you’re able to accomplish today. Even the littlest of wins can make a big difference to your mental health and help you understand that you can cope, you are winning, and you have things to be grateful for and happy about. So whether you managed to nail that parallel park when everyone was watching, or you hit the gym without feeling self-conscious, every little win is a huge boost for your mental wellbeing.
Get plenty of rest
Not getting enough sleep can play havoc with your mental health. Although in today’s modern world it’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep, take steps to ensure that the quality of your sleep is a priority. Create a relaxing and calming bedtime routine. Banish screens from the bedroom, enjoy a warm bath before you get into fresh sheets, spray some lavender on your pillow and get as much rest as you can.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.