5 Things To Include In Your Mental Health Maintenance Routine

I found this article and really liked the approach.  I agree that we all need to take responsibility for our own mental health; and it seems that there may be specific things we can be doing to improve our mental well being.

Although she lists five pretty obvious ways to improve your mental health, I think that pointing out the existence of ways you can improve your own health is a step in the right direction.  Stress is the biggest threat to your well-being so anything you can do to reduce the amount of stress in your life is a boon.

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5 Things To Include In Your Mental Health Maintenance Routine

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5 Things To Include In Your Mental Health Maintenance Routine

Mental health isn’t something you should view as a ‘reaction to’ –  it’s an ongoing process that you need to work on every day. Just like an exercise program or a diet regime, your mental health needs a routine. Here are 5 ways to get your program in place.

  1. Yoga

Anyone who suffers from depression has been told by someone that they should try yoga. Most of the time this suggestion inspires little more than a spark of annoyance because in the midst of a depressive episode, doing even light yoga feels impossible. The thing is, yoga can actually be really helpful as part of your regular routine!  Yoga as a physical activity is not only great exercise but you can do light yoga at home if you can’t get out of the house, or you can go to a studio and do power yoga for a more strenuous challenge

  1. HALT

Bradford Health Services has created an acronym for the things you need to look for when taking stock of how you feel. By regularly checking in on your physical and emotional state, you can catch potential issues early and nip them in the bud before they evolve into full blown problems. Halt stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired… read the rest of this article here.

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