Today I wanted to take some time to write down what exactly I did to improve my mental health.
Mental health is so important in today’s world, it’s so important that people talk about it and end the stigma.
As a teenager I was quite lost, got myself into the wrong crown and followed down a bad path.
Becoming a young adult I was lost, unmotivated, I didn’t feel like I had depression but I had most of the symptoms. Now I am not one for pills or therapy so I decided to take this on for myself and make a change, day by day it really may not seem like much but when I look back at the progress I have made I am beyond proud of myself.
So how did I improve my mental health?
I started changing things!
1. Change the way you think
If you sit their and think to yourself “I can’t do it, I can’t get up, I just can’t” you need to change that, instead try thinking ” If I do that I’ll reward myself with this, I can do this, I’m going to get up and have a great day”
It all starts with thinking more positive! Don’t doubt yourself, be your best advocate.
2. Healthy eating habits
Now a healthy eating schedule makes a big difference, you generally just feel better and less lazy, more motivated!
3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between if needed. Now junk food and greasy take out does not count! I’m talking eggs, potatoes, chicken etc…
3. Put your thoughts and aspires into action!
Thinking about doing something and actually doing it are two completely different things! You can think “oh I want a job, more money, License etc… ”
Take the steps to accomplish those goals, send out that resume, look for side jobs that interest you, practice that drivers book.
4. Find hobbies
Everybody has something that they enjoy to do, for me it was crafting. I enjoy painting and refurbishing furniture. Some people play video games, join sports clubs, do craft nights…find something you enjoy and then figure out what you can do with that.
5. Love yourself
Once the last 4 steps have been completed I find this the most easiest. Loving yourself is so important but you can’t love yourself until you are truly happy, happy with yourself and how you are living your life.
Loving yourself allows you to truly grow and really be able to love someone else and be happy in that relationship because you are happy with yourself.
Following all these steps has improved my mental health in so many ways! No more depressive thoughts, laying in bed for days just thinking about things that need to be done. I hope some of this helps you on your journey to improving your mental health. ❤️