Easy Ways To Help Improve Your Mental Health

We all have down days and times where we can feel our mental health slipping. It is important to know your triggers and what easy things you can do to help improve your mental health.

Some of these things are little and some things have a bigger impact on your life but all are there to help improve your mental health. Not everything is going to work for everyone. Everyone and their mental health are different. You know yourself best so here are some easy ideas on how to improve your mental health for you to try out.

  • Write down all your worries, sometimes just getting the thoughts out if your head can help put some of the things in perspective. – Boo Roo and Tigger Too
  • Working out is a brilliant way of boosting your mental health and de-stressing. Nobody ever leaves the gym in a bad mood! I personally have found the gym has helped me massively during some tough times. – Back With A Bump
  • Making time out to do something that’s just for you. Be it going to the gym, or to see a movie or even just reading a book. I find the small things can make a massive difference to my mental health. – Mighty Mama Bear
  • Going for a walk up a hill. Getting fresh air, in nature with less people around and looking at the amazing views. – Healthy Vix
  • Find a hobby that you love. I joined a choir around 18 months ago as I had nothing that was just for me and even though it was the scariest thing walking in not knowing anyone it has been one of the best things I’ve done. It gets me out every week, I have new friends, I smile the whole time I’m there and I now have this community of people I can rely on. – Emma Reed
  • I have found yoga to have had a massive impact on my mental well being. I try to do it daily and it allows me to take time out each day to leave any worries behind. I’m always calmer afterwards. – Rice cakes and Raisins
  • I struggle with being around to many people so when I’m having a ‘anti social’ day I like to just get in to a fresh pair of pj’s and shut out the world for a bit. I wake up the next day ready for people again. – SarahLou Writes
  • Get toxic people or situations out of your life. It can be hard at first to identify them – but deep down you now. Give it time and you will feel like the worlds been lifted off your shoulders. – Ready Freddie Go
  • Practice gratitude, however that looks to you. My motto is happiness is a choice, positivity is a mindset, gratitude is the path to both. In the past I’ve found keeping a gratitude list hugely beneficial, and I bought my daughter a gratitude journal which has worked very well. It doesn’t have to be so formal though, just consciously taking the time to appreciate the good in your life is enough to positively influence your mental health. – The Less-Refined Mind
  • Put yourself first for a change. It can be a really hard thing to do, but while you are constantly focusing on others, you neglect your own wellbeing. Start small by finding a small slot of time once a week that is just for you. It can be uncomfortable taking the time and being alone (perhaps), but you may well learn to love it. Build up that time so that eventually you have a window to yourself every single day. – Blossom Education
  • Write down your intrusive or irrational thoughts and questions you may have and answer them on paper – this is a good way of working through your worries. – Life With Lianne
  • The easiest way to improve your mental health is to fall in love with yourself purely and completely. I wrote a 7,000-word post that explains what this means, why it’s essential to life and what you need to be truly self-centred (ie: know your true self and live your life centred in this knowledge). – Live A Bliss Life
  • Practice mindfulness when you’re in a good place, so you can draw on it when you feel overwhelmed and use it as a method to find some calm. – Cup of Toast
  • Learn to recognise a bad day and what your triggers are! The better prepared you are they better you will be able to cope! – Raising Harry
  • Prioritising yourself and practising some self care is a good way to look after your mental health. Research shows it helps improve your mood, increases productivity and enhances self-esteem. It can be as small as having a bubble bath, going for a nice walk, taking time to exercise, painting your nail or sitting and having a cup of tea in peace without any distractions. Just making time in your busy schedule to have some you time. – The Merralls Home
  • Eating a healthy whole food plant based diet can do wonders for mental health. Feed your mind with nutritional goodness and loads of micronutrients from fruits and vegetables. – Wood Create
  • Go for a walk. It’s one of the few things that really works for me. Headphones in, fave songs on and a good wander! – The Grey Home
  • Try to go to bed at a regular time each day. Turn off screens at least an hour before bed. Without enough good sleep, your system doesn’t function as well as it should. Sleep deprivation has a significant effect on our mood. – Mum in the Moment
  • Find a hobby you love and make time for it as much as you can, even if it’s only a few minutes a day. For me this is crafting, and I’ve constantly got a project on the go which I can pick up & work on even if I’ve only got 10 mins spare while waiting for dinner to cook etc. Having something else to concentrate on has completely transformed how I feel day to day! – Dove Cottage
  • Getting out for a walk even if just round the block works wonders. What they say about Vitamin D is so true. When struggling emotionally it can be so hard to motivate yourself to go so just go the the door, open it and breathe if that is all you can manage. But if you can get out, see life, enjoy nature and so on, mental health improves massively. I know this to be true from personal experience. Also writing down the things you are grateful for each morning and then celebrating and writing down the great stuff that happened that day (even tiny stuff) is helping me right now. – Woman on thin ice
  • Podcasts while you walk. This has helped me sooo much. I listen to a number of positive, upbeat, motivational ones and there’s such good stuff out there to listen to. One of my absolute faves is Deliciously Ella. – Me And B Make Tea

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