Rebooting Mental Health For The Better
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With the recent years being turbulent, it’s no surprise that people have been afflicted with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and unstable moods. In 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health had reported a shocking near one in five U.S. adults (or 51.5 million people) living with mental illness.

So, now that 2021 is coming to an end, it’s time to look forward to the future. How can one reboot mental health for the better?

Fortunately, there are many ways to make mental health more manageable and meaningful. Here are just 8 of the most effective ways to reboot mental health today:

Start With A Morning Routine

Start With A Morning Routine
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“Setting a morning routine can help you stay focused on the here and now,” says Jenna Franklin, a health blogger at Write my X and 1 Day 2 write. “Rather than stay fixated on your depression or on something that made you sad the other day, you can do things in the morning like exercising, praying, meditating, or even contacting friends. By setting a morning routine, you can focus on positivity for the day.”

Choose Social Interactions Over Isolation

Choose Social Interactions Over Isolation

It’s easy for someone to stay isolated to feel safe from the world. However, isolation can soon eat away at your mentality.

That’s why it’s important to keep your social interactions going. Even if you’re practicing social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can still connect with friends and family with virtual calls, texting, instant messaging, and social media. Having real people to talk to can boost your confidence and make you feel less alone in the world. 

Have Fun And Get Creative

Have Fun And Get Creative
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There’s nothing wrong with trying something new every once in a while. When you take up a new hobby, you’ll find yourself focusing on fun and creative rather than your depression. Or, if you decide to revisit an old hobby, then that’s okay too. The main goal here is to find peace and happiness in your life again. 

Eat A Balanced Diet

Eat A Balanced Diet

Sometimes, it can be tempting to drown your sorrows in candy, sodas, sweets, or even alcohol. However, those things can only amplify your anxiety and depression. What can make you “feel good” can actually make you feel worse later on.

That’s why it’s imperative that you eat healthy. Consider fitting healthy foods into your current diet. Even adding simple fruits and veggies to your current meals can benefit you mentally.

Get Plenty Of Sleep

Rebooting Mental Health: Get Plenty Of Sleep

Too many times, anxiety and depression can keep you up at night. Don’t let the sorrow keep you awake.

Instead, make sure that you get enough sleep at night. When you get enough hours of sleep, you’ll wake up refreshed in the morning, and you’ll feel more positive in your demeanor.

Mindfulness And Meditation

How do I start mindfulness and meditation?

“Mindfulness and meditation are helpful in taking your mind off of negative thoughts and notions,” says Andrew Wallis, a lifestyle writer at Origin Writings and Brit Student. “Today, apps like Headspace and Calm help you to get out of the negative by bringing you into the positive with calming affirmations, sounds, and music. By taking even a few minutes out of your day to practice mindfulness and meditation, you’ll find yourself feeling a little better than before.”

Seek Help

This is extremely important: It’s never okay to keep anything harmful a secret. Don’t ever be afraid to seek out immediate help, if you can’t handle pressure, or start having thoughts of suicide and harm. 

Here are some helpful resources:

  • Mental Health America 
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness website, or their hotline at 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264)
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) at 800-273-8255.

Remember: You’ll Be Okay

Finally, remember that everything is going to be okay. Regardless of your situation, it’s important to see the brighter side of things. Living and breathing are two things to be thankful for in any situation.

It’s also important to let things go if they’re stressing you out. While things like death can be harder to let go of, other things like being slighted or offended by someone can be forgiven and let go of. 

Conclusion

As you can see, mental health can be rebooted to where anyone and everyone can feel better moving forward. By following these 8 helpful tips, not only will you improve your mental health, but you’ll also improve the lives of others with your positivity. 

We hope that this guide helps you succeed physically, emotionally, and mentally.


George J. Newton, Contributing Writer

George J. Newton

author, Contributing Writer

George J. Newton is a writer and editor at Academic Brits and Thesis writing service. He is also a contributing writer for Coursework writer. As a business development manager, he oversees projects in various companies in the state of New Jersey. As a content writer, he writes articles about social media trends and mental health.

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