Five Small Ways To Look After Your Mental Health Every Day

If you’re looking for ways to support your mental health but you don’t know where to begin then don’t worry, not alone. Although it can be overwhelming, you need to be sure you’re doing all that you can to look after yourself, including your mental health. Luckily, there are lots of ways in which you can do exactly that. From practising self-care to getting fresh air, there are lots of small changes you can make to your day-to-day life. With that in mind, here are 5 small ways to look after your mental health every day:

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Make Sure You’re Drinking Plenty Of Water And Eating What Your Body Wants

Although you may not feel as though they’re intertwined, your mental health can often be improved by focusing on what your body needs. Whether that means ensuring you’re drinking enough water or listening to what your body wants to eat, you need to be sure you’re focussing on your physical health too. While it may not be your top priority each and every day, remembering to drink water and eat nutritious meals is important. For more information when it comes to the link between mental and physical health, you can visit this site here. 

Practise Self-Care As Often As You Can

Another great way to help improve your mental health is to focus on practising self-care as often as you can. Whether you’re taking a long hot bath or you’re spending the evening watching your favourite TV, you may be surprised at how much comfort it can provide. As self-care is different for everyone, you may want to look at some self-care ideas here. 

Consider Writing In A Journal 

Although this doesn’t work for everyone, writing in a journal is a great way to get all of your thoughts down in one place. Whether you’re planning out your day or you’re writing down the events that have happened that day, writing things down is known to help many people when it comes to mental health. If you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to finding a mindfulness journal, you can visit this site here. 

Do Things That Make You Happy

Another great way to focus on your mental health each and every day are to do things that make you happy. Whether that means seeing the people you love or cooking your favourite meal, the things that you love are guaranteed to make you smile. For a guide to finding things that make you happy, you can visit this site here. 


Ensure You’re Getting Fresh Air

Finally, you may want to think about getting some fresh air. Although it doesn’t work for everyone, getting outside and going for a walk can help give you a moment of happiness. 

With lots of helpful ways to look after your mental health, you can be sure you’re doing all that you can to put yourself first. What else could you do? Did we miss anything? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. 

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31 comments

  1. Hi, I really liked the simplicity of this post. It all seems so manageable. Sometimes when feeling low we make ourselves feel worse by setting unrealistic (and unfair!) goals. I really like that this allows for the fact that you need these tips most when you’re not in a place to be your ‘best self’. Thank you! I wrote a bit about mental health on my blog for the first time today. I’ve not opened up about this before as my blog is a book blog, but it just seemed right to mention in today’s post. I’d love if you’d check it out and tell me what you think – it’s called ‘Everything Stuck to Him (Carver)’ and is a review of the short story. 🙂

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    1. thanks for taking the time to comment, so glad you like the post and find it helpful. I understand all too well about setting unrealistic goals. We don’t do ourselves any favors with the behavior. It’s hard not to. I’m so glad you talked about mental health today, it’s so important to talk about. Please remember your blog is your blog, you are a person and if you want to spread out it’s cool. You are in control. You never know how many people you may reach by sharing other sides of yourself. I’ll check out your post, I always like reading other’s post on mental health. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  2. Great blog! Mental health is essential to prioritise and I agree with all these tips. Especially about doing the things you love, that makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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        1. I don’t have children which is the biggest difference. I can get away with not doing something and my dogs will go take a nap, kids we aren’t so lucky. Even when they can take care of themselves we always want to be doing something, putting pressure on ourselves. Take it slow.

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          1. Thanks honey. And you’re right. Even with all adult kids, there’s always something going on……and Bri and I believe that parenting is for life. Sometimes, despite their ages, they still need guidance….nevermind all this.
            I’m grateful now, he can at least hold a cup. That’s something.

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    1. I’m doing really well. Since I’ve been sick for so long…staying home is not anything new. My husband only goes out to take care of errands and we go to Starbucks a couple of times a week. Everything else can get delivered from Amazon so we’re doing good. He’s still working from home until at least the 1st of the year, I’m happy about that. Things are much better in the UK than here. We didn’t do near enough to close and keep things closed down. And young people here just don’t care, it’s summer times so let’s have big ass parties where 100 people attend. Every time parties like that happen several people get the virus. I was young once but not stupid!!!!! Take care of yourself and the family.

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