Try these 10 tips to keep yourself balanced.
- Value yourself
Treat yourself with kindness and respect.
- Take care of your body
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health.
- Eat nutritious meals
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
- Drink plenty of water
- Get sleeping
- Surround yourself with good people
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends.
- Take time to laugh
Watch a comedy (Seinfeld or Friends) or check comedies online. Laughter helps reduce stress and anxiety.
- Keep Active
Take 30 minutes to go for a walk – through a park, with your dog, or walk in a nature reserve. Research shows that being in nature can increase energy levels and boost well-being.
- Take a break
It could be a five-minute pause. A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you. Make time for yourself.
- Bear the untold story inside you
If you have personal experience with mental illness or recovery, share on 6 minute increments community forum.
- Focus on the things you can control
My favourite! Focusing on what we can’t control often takes our energy and attention away from what we can control.
- Care for others
Caring for others is often an important part of keeping up relationships with people close to you.
- Get help when you need it
Seeking help is a sign of strength — not a weakness.