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The one thing we don’t talk about enough about our health is mental health. Of course, everyone’s mental health is different, making each of us individually. But, who doesn’t want to be in a good mental state? It’s not only about how you feel, but how well you live.

Finding things that improve your mental health can become a daunting task. It’s easy to become bogged down in a rut. and forget about why you’re struggling with mental health in the first place: the desire to live a life filled with joy, laughter, and happiness. However, there are easy ways to succeed in finding this balance again, and I thought I would share some of the most important for myself.


If you’ve ever felt stressed out, you know that it can be tough to deal with. Stress can make it harder to focus at work, and it can make you feel like your whole world is falling apart. However, there are ways to reduce stress!

Start by taking a break. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is pause and take a deep breath. Then, walk the streets or sit on a bench outdoors and let your thoughts stray. It will help calm your body down to think more clearly later on.

If you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed, try making a list of everything bothering you. It’ll seem less overwhelming once it’s all out of your head, maybe even on paper! Then prioritize which things are most important and try to tackle them one by one. Soon enough, everything will be handled and off your mind!


Self-care is a funny phrase. We’ve all heard it before, but it’s hard to know. Is it just taking a bubble bath? Getting a massage? Eating a banana?

We’re here to tell you that self-care is anything that makes you feel good, whether it’s taking a walk in nature or eating ice cream. And when you make time for the things that make you feel good, your life gets better in every way.

We’ve got some ideas if you’re not sure where to start with self-care! Take some time every day to read a book or listen to music—whatever makes you feel happy and calm. Put on some soft clothes and take a long bath with candles burning. Go outside and take pictures of flowers, trees, or birds—whatever inspires you. Make sure there’s always something fun on the horizon so that no matter how bad things get, there’s always something exciting coming up soon!


Being compassionate with yourself is one of the most important things you can do for your mental health. Everyone makes mistakes since we are all just humans. It’s OK to make mistakes. What’s not OK is not forgiving yourself for them and letting that keep you from moving forward.

It’s also not OK to beat yourself up over your mistakes, especially when they’re small ones—we all make small ones every day! But it’s also important not to let them snowball into more significant problems. It’s so easy to get caught up in the idea that you have to be perfect. That if you’re not, then you’re failing at life. But that’s not true—and it’s a waste of your energy to keep beating yourself up over it!

You are not a failure if you fail to be perfect. You are not ugly if you don’t look like a model. You are not stupid if you forget something, and you are not unworthy of love and compassion just because you don’t have the best relationship with your family. It’s OK to feel angry, sad, or hurt sometimes—it’s part of being human and having emotions! But try to remember that those feelings will pass (unless they’re rooted in something more profound), so there’s no need to let them control your life forever.

Instead of focusing on what you’re doing wrong, why don’t you focus on what you’re doing right? On all the things you’ve accomplished? On all the ways that your life has changed for the better because of your choices? It might be hard at first, but give it a shot!


You are the most critical person in your life, so why not surround yourself with good people? People who care about your success, care about what’s happening in your life and want to help you out. Good friends who pull up a chair next to yours when things get tough and let you vent or cry or laugh until it hurts.

Good people who give back when they can, open their hearts and wallets for causes they believe in. Good people offer their time and energy to help others achieve their dreams, even if those dreams don’t include them personally.

Good people aren’t afraid to speak their minds—even if they disagree with someone else’s opinion or beliefs. Because they believe that everyone deserves respect regardless of how they think or feel about things; believe that everyone deserves an opportunity at happiness without judgment or condemnation from others around them; they believe that everyone has value as an individual.


Are you stressed? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about what will happen next? It could be hard to quiet your mind when so many things are on our plates. Sometimes we need a little help.

You can’t always plan to quiet your mind. It’s not something you can schedule or even predict. But when you need it, when the noise in your head is too much, and you’re ready to throw yourself out a window to make it stop—you need quiet your mind. Sometimes, we don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we can do. We’re so used to being told what we can’t do that we forget we can do anything. And maybe that’s why quieting our minds is so hard: we’re trying to do something that may seem impossible.

But it’s not impossible! If you want quiet your mind, all you have to do is sit down and focus on nothing but breathing in and out for four whole minutes. That’s it. No more thinking about work, money, love, hate, or anything else that’s going through your head right now—breathe in and breathe out for four whole minutes.

You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after sitting there quietly without distractions for those 4 minutes!


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