How did you feel last year? Do you wish you had been better able to handle the stressors that life throws at you? Maybe you struggled with your feelings or had to cope with a difficult situation. You are determined to improve your emotional well-being. Here are some ways to nurture your mental health in 2019.
Self-care can take many forms. Some people like to read, others like to meditate. Whatever your inclination, it is important to take some time out for yourself. Self-care is an opportunity to reduce stress and recharge your batteries.
Go For A Hike
We all know hiking is good exercise, but experts agree that there are multiple benefits to your mental health. It improves your mood and helps you cope with stress. In general, performing activities outdoors in natural settings, as opposed to urban environments, helps improve your mental state and relieve anxiety. Even if you live in a city, a park is only a short distance away.
Humans need connection. There are a number of physical and mental health benefits of socializing, including heightened mood. In addition, friends and family offer support during difficult times. Although social media is more popular than ever, face to face encounters appear to offer more positive outcomes than online interactions.
Improve Your Physical Health
You may be saying to yourself, "I thought this article was about mental health, so why are we talking about physical health"? Well, the two are deeply connected. You can't be mentally healthy without first attending to your physical well-being. You need to exercise regularly, eat well, and get enough sleep. Without those foundations, your mental health will suffer.
Use 2019 as an opportunity to examine your life and determine future directions. For example, what are your goals and how will you achieve them? In what areas would you like to exhibit personal growth? Reflecting on self-improvement keeps us focused on positive results.
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