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Part 2: Top Tips for looking after your own mental health.

Reflect on your diet habits.

A diet that’s good for your physical health is also good for your mental health. Your brain needs a mix of nutrients in order to stay healthy and function well, just like the other organs in your body.

Stay or get back in touch.

Nothing beats catching up with someone face to face, though that’s not always possible. You could also give them a call, drop them a note, or chat online instead. Keeping those lines of communication open is vital.

Accept, but still improve.

Everyone is different, no matter which way you look at it. It’s far healthier to accept that you’re unique than to obsessively wish you were more like someone else. Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills, visit new places and make new friends. This in turn leads to the foundation of wanting to improve coming from a better place, as you are improving to become a better you, not more like someone else.

Ask others for help, no one has all the answers.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear. There are also local and public services out there to help you.

 

For part 1, please feel free to click here.