If one of your new year’s resolutions is to take better care of your mental wellbeing then you’re already halfway there. If it’s not, you ought to add it to your list. Here are some tips for how to take better care of yourself and your state of mind.
Talk About It
If you find yourself overthinking, talk with your friends. Feeling supported is essential for mental wellbeing and communicating our feelings helps us feel lighter and more connected.
Everything is more daunting when you have not had a good night’s sleep. Take steps to ensure you get a better night’s sleep. Switch off before bed, treat yourself to a plump new pillow, and make sure you get at least eight hours.
A glass of wine can help us wind down in the evenings but drinking alcohol at night disturbs our sleep and leaves us feeling less refreshed the next day. Try and minimize your drinking throughout the week. Alcohol is a depressant and when the buzz wears off, it will leave you feeling worse.
A balanced diet is vital for mental health and wellbeing. Not getting the right vitamins can lead to a whole range of symptoms ranging from fatigue to decreased brain function. Make sure you are getting the right nutrients and when you can, treat yourself to a warm homecooked meal in the evening.
Staying active is also vital. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which make you feel good. Moving around helps keep a clear head, boosts physical health, and makes you feel better.