All aspects of health are related. Mental health can affect your physical health, which is why it’s important to take care of yourself. We strongly encourage you to take mental health days when you need them. Many of us have some extra time coming up, so we’ve decided to share some tips to relax this long weekend.
- Reading a good book can help. Not only does a reading allow you to escape our world for a little bit, it can also add a few years onto your life. Reading is one of my favorite things to do when I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I know that I can turn to childhood favorites like Harry Potter and find myself lost in an epic adventure. It’s nice to not have to worry about real life for a little bit.
- Don’t underestimate the power of resting. I know that we’re conditioned to think of resting as a bad thing, but it’s really not. It’s a necessary step of recovery, so why should it be different in this case? Rest is an important part of our days, and we shouldn’t overlook it.
- Exercising can also help improve your mental health. It boosts serotonin levels, which in turn can improve your mood. Exercising regularly can impact your mental health for the better and have lasting effects on other aspects of your life.
- Maintaining a healthy diet affects your mental health as well. What we put in our body does affect us a lot. While it’s okay to indulge in unhealthy treats every now and then, we should note that there is something to be said about eating well. It keeps us energized, which does play a large role in the status of our mental health.
I do think it’s important to note that these are tips to improve the state of your mental health and not a solution to mental health disorders. If you are having serious issues, we highly recommend you visit a professional.