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Effective Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

Effective Ways To Improve Your Mental HealthIt is estimated that one in five adults living in the US deals with some kind of mental health issue. 

If you belong to this demographic, you will be pleased to hear that there are many different steps you can take to take back control over your mental health so that you can begin to feel more like yourself again.

I’m sharing about this topic because I’m a bestselling author on anxiety and leading Behavioral Change Coach – with about 2 million books sold globally.

Plus I founded the therapist recommended self-paced online course called The Anxiety Cure.

I love to help people to live calmer, happier lives. 

5 Tips For Better Mental Health

Here are some effective strategies that you can try out to better your mental health and improve your mindset. 

1. Turn to your support network.

Dealing with a mental health complaint can be incredibly isolating, as we often (inadvertently) push those closest to us away during this time. For example, you may not want people to worry about you, meaning that you pretend everything is fine – even when it is not. However, the truth is that relying on your support network is one of the easiest ways to start to feel better. After all, even if they are not able to offer you a solution, a problem shared is a problem halved. This is because by opening up, you will instantly feel less alone.

Being open about how you are feeling will also help you break down some of the stigmas associated with mental health struggles while promoting mental health awareness.

2. Consider therapy.

While opening up to your friends and family can go a long way, there’s no denying that there are also many benefits tied to therapy and counselling. After all, it means that you are opening up to a trained professional who can provide you with practical advice and tips that you can use to start feeling better. For example, they may teach you how to compartmentalize your emotions or to develop healthy coping mechanisms. There are also many different forms of therapy to choose from, whether you’d prefer to talk to your therapist one-on-one or participate in a group therapy session. 

3. Look into treatment when necessary.

In some cases, additional treatment is also necessary in order for you to be able to get back on the path to good health. For example, if you are dealing with substance abuse or dependency, then visiting a local rehab center will play a key role in your recovery. Again, this is because they will help you to develop healthy coping mechanisms so that you find healthier ways to deal with difficult emotions. If you are looking for a rehab center, try searching “rehab center near me” online. However, you should be sure to read the reviews of the center ahead of time so that you have a better understanding of their services and the support they can provide you during this time. 

4. Take good care of yourself.

Various studies have found that embracing self care can help you take better care of your mental health. This is because even the smallest act of self-care is built upon the ethos of being kinder to yourself or showing yourself some love. By making this a daily habit, you are ensuring that all of your needs, however small, are met and addressed, as opposed to sweeping them under the table. 

5. Try to get more sleep.

Sleep is essential for maintaining our physical and mental health. In fact, various studies have found that poor sleeping habits can make it “much more difficult to cope with even relatively minor stressors and can even impact our ability to perceive the world accurately.” As such, working to improve your sleeping habits during this time is essential. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can achieve this goal, such as by taking magnesium, avoiding using your phone late into the night, and even going to bed at the same time each evening. All of these behaviors can play a key role in developing a healthy sleep cycle that means you wake up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated or reenergized. 

Remember: this is not a straightforward journey.

The path to good mental health is not necessarily a straightforward one. There will be occasions when you hit a bump in the road or feel familiar feelings resurfacing. This is because fluctuations in our mood are entirely normal. 

However, over time, the good times will outweigh the bad times, especially as you continue to develop new coping mechanisms that help you to reframe negative thoughts. Remember, no matter what, you are not alone. There is always someone you can turn to if you need help or support, whether that be a friend or family member, a mental health professional or even a charity.

You’ve got this – and we’ve got you! 

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