Give Your Month A Mental Health Boost

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Mental Health: it is something that everyone strives to stay on top of and keep a good handle on. But staying positive, thinking happy thoughts all the time, and always being strong can be hard. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is important to take the next 31 days and stop to focus on yours. Take time every morning to breathe and do a mental health check. Ask yourself how you are feeling, what is making you happy/unhappy, what could be better, and what do you want from life?

The following tips can help you gain a positive outlook and balance your mental health so you can feel your best self. While it isn’t always easy looking on the bright side, remember that there are people who want to support you, and sometimes it is ok to not be ok.


Exercise & Be Active

Hundreds of thousands of studies have been conducted in regards to the positive effects of activity and exercise on mental health. While it isn’t always easy to make it to the gym or get a workout in, there are plenty of ways you can keep an active lifestyle and boost your serotonin. Before or after work, try taking a 30-minute walk in a nearby park, on a hiking trail, or just around the neighborhood.

You can listen to the sounds of nature around you, or pop in some headphones to indulge in your favorite playlist or podcast. When you do have time for more fitness-focused activities, pop into a studio, like TruFusion for example, and indulge in your favorite modality or try a new one. Getting your heart rate up does fantastic things for your state of mind.


Reach Out For A Mental Boost

If you are feeling low, there is no shame in reaching out to a friend, family member, or even a complete stranger. There are numerous helplines dedicated to helping those who are struggling with their mental health, and the calls can be completely anonymous. Our family and friends are our biggest support system, and it is important to utilize them in times of need. If you know someone who is having a hard time, be there for them, too.

Talking about your feelings is necessary in order to process them and overcome negative thoughts. Don’t let your emotions drown you: there is always someone out there to listen.


Practice Gratitude

You might have heard this before, but studies prove that noting things you are grateful for makes a huge difference in your life and your mental health. Doing this can be as simple as saying 3-5 things you are grateful for every morning or writing them down in a notebook. Acknowledge all the good things you have in your life, and go as far as to comment on what makes them special. Even if you are simply grateful for the air in your lungs or a good meal, it changes the way your mind thinks and brings positivity to the forefront of your thoughts. Doing this every day can change your whole mindset- so keep at it to make it a habit.


Meditate For A Positive Mental State

Meditation is another proven way to help maintain good mental health. Meditation can be hard, but even trying it for a couple of minutes each day can help calm your mind and bring inner peace. If you struggle to do it on your own, try listening to a guided meditation and follow along that way. Otherwise, just find a quiet space where you can focus on your breathing and clear your mind.

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