Your mental health is important everyday, including today. We want to take some time to go back to the basics and gather our team’s most effective top tips to help you look after your mental health. Let’s keep things simple...
Wǒ’s Top Tips
- Sleep and mental health have a close correlation. Poor sleep can negatively impact your mental health. Try to get 7-8hrs of beauty sleep per night, this will help regulate your mood and set you up feeling energised for the next day. You’ll reap the benefits through feeling more productive and fresh, helping your mind to feel well rested.
- We are what we eat. What we should eat and drink for our mental health can be very confusing, it feels like it's constantly changing! We believe it's important to eat well; eat lots of good healthy foods regularly and treat yourself when you feel like it. Staying hydrated throughout the day will help you concentrate on daily tasks better.
- Exercise improves your mental health by reducing negative moods, anxiety and improving self-esteem. This doesn’t just mean an intense session in the gym, something as small as a light walk can have a positive impact.
- Chatting about your mental health with people helps you to reflect on your feelings and gain a sense of reality. Checking in with others not only helps them but also yourself as you’ll realise you're not alone! As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved and so gaining different opinions will untangle the issue helping to put things into perspective. This can improve self awareness and it's a sign of moving in the right direction, as you show motivation to open up.
- Mental health is not a ‘one size fits all’. Idolise ‘you’ and do what makes you happy. Balance is key but it does not look the same for everyone. Find your own unique ways of dealing with negative emotions - this is YOUR magic formula to achieving your unique goals.
- Me time. Taking breaks is just as important as being on the go. Ensure to switch off from your digital devices and have some downtime to rejuvenate. Instead, do something that helps YOU destress. Whether that's going for a walk or just having a lie down, prioritise yourself for at least 20 minutes.
- Practising meditation to allow yourself to be in the present can improve your mental wellbeing. It can help you to appreciate the little things and experience the simplicity of life. Consider your five senses, think about what you can feel, smell, taste, see and hear.
- Try to adopt an optimistic outlook. It's easy to focus on the bad when you're feeling down. Help overcome this by writing down 3 things you’re grateful for every morning to start the day off right. This can improve your self-esteem and increase your sense of purpose to help your overall mood.
Caring for the wellbeing of our community is at the heart of what we do. We want to inspire self love whether that's through skin confidence or tips on Our Journal and social media, we will always do our best.
Reading self help books can be very eye-opening when trying to adopt a more positive mindset. Some that we have enjoyed are:
Author: Lily Scales