25 Ways to Improve your Mental Health

Quote on mental health: “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”

Today is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts to support mental health. This year theme is workplace; During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing.

Some ways to improve your mental health –

  1. Get to know yourself
  2. Accept yourself, all imperfections & perfections
  3. Pursue a Hobby
  4. Express your feelings
  5. Spend time in nature
  6. Exercise
  7. Practice gratitude daily
  8. Try to do things because you want to, not out of obligation
  9. See a psychologist, therapist etc.
  10. Practice deep, calming breathing
  11. Connect with friends and family
  12. Grieve your loses
  13. Only try to change yourself, not others
  14. Listen to your instincts
  15. If you’ve been prescribed psychiatric medications, take them as prescribed
  16. Forgive yourself when you screw up
  17. Laugh often
  18. Ask for help; you’re not superman or superwoman
  19. Remember it’s healthy to say “no” sometimes
  20. Surround yourself with positive people
  21. Spend some time alone
  22. Pay attention to your feelings
  23. Get enough sleep
  24. Limit alcohol, caffeine, and other drugs
  25. Spend less time in front of electronics

Your mental health is as important as physical health. All positive change is built one small bit at a time. Choose one way to prioritize your mental health and practice it until it’s a way of life. The pay off will be worth it.


5 thoughts on “25 Ways to Improve your Mental Health

  1. I wear my semi-colon every day. The tattoo on my arm reads “;ust breathe”. The semi-colon being the “j” in the word just. I find that reminding myself to breathe is sometimes the only way to get through anxiety, depression, and stress. I not only remind myself, but those around me, that all you have to do in each moment is breathe. Just breathe. Everything else can fall away; we just have to breathe. That is all that is required of us!

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  2. A good list. It’s realistic and practical. Smalls things can make a difference. Just that we need to identify and reinforce these small habits that can lead to mental health.

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