Across different cultures, many people were going through profuse mental health problems before the Covid-19. Undue stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotional eating behaviors, and family conflicts— all of the mentioned challenges have been aggravated throughout the past one and half years.
I appreciate it if you take an honest examination of your emotional well-being now. Are you taking your mental health seriously? Are you suffering from the stress of anxiety? Are you feeling exhausted? YES? The activities listed below can help you cope well with mental health problems.
Best Activities to Improve Mental Health
Here are the Best Activities to Improve Mental Health that you can incorporate into your daily or monthly or yearly routine to boost your mental health, and the others around you.
Let’s get started with the first things first.
Start a Mental Wellness Morning Regimen
Having a morning routine is something that can help you a lot if you have any sort of depression, anxiety, or stress level. Here are some first-in-the-morning actions that can impact your mindset, well-being, and gratitude for setting the right tone for the rest of your day.
And if you are a beginner when it comes to starting a morning routine, here’s a starter tip for you.
- Write down your morning routine on a piece of paper and place it somewhere you can see it in the morning, read it. By doing so you will be able to do it easily.
- Do some deep breathing exercises.
- Write at least three things you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. These things could be big (for example good health or your spouse, or a good job) or small as the smell of coffee, the beautiful weather, etc.
- You can try any guided mediation program from YouTube.
- Read a self-help book according to the life situation you are dealing with or any comforting excerpt from the internet or listen to a calming podcast.
- Listen to calming music to calm, and relax your mindset for the rest of the day.
- Keep a food diary because your body and mind are what you eat. By doing so you can easily track and avoid foods that a harmful to your physical and health.
Get Outside & Serve Others Regularly
If you’re struggling with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression getting outside will help you to shut down all the negative thoughts that occupy your mind.
If anxious or depressed symptoms occupy our minds for longer they can increase the severity of existing symptoms or give rise to new mental difficulties.
Getting out and serving others voluntarily can diminish your worries and emotional difficulties, as little acts of kindness can give you a sense of satisfaction and purposefulness to meet the challenges of life.
Assess Your Relationships
Research suggests that we are the average of 5-7 people along with we spend our time daily. If you often feel stressed or depressed this is the time to assess all the relationships and people with whom you are spending your time.
Make a list of all these people and assess them to find what are you receiving from them and what are you doing for them and how each of these relationships is working for you. If any of these relationships are taking a toll on your mental health seek to talk with them to resolve the issue.
If you feel confident and refilled after talking with someone keep them in your circle. This little thoughtful activity will allow you to connect with uplifting people more deeply and avoid or eliminate those people who are causing you stress.
Continuously Change & Learn
Continuous learning, growth, development, and counseling are known to help people with mental health problems thrive in life. For this reason, all of us need to embrace changes as life presents them to us along with perpetual growth, development, learning, and constant improvement in attitude and actions.
For doing so you can think on paper when you’re facing any challenge in life, write every single thought on paper and evaluate your thoughts for finding the best solutions and learn new things accordingly.
Every week take an hour so that you can focus on self-care (it could be any therapy or practice), it allows you to understand how your mind works, and how you can eliminate barriers to your well-being.