Steps to positive mental health
Updated: Feb 26, 2019
Mental health is just as important as physical health; many people often don’t remember to take care of their mental wellbeing.
This blog post is in collaboration with our Phoenix Project group who promote the importance of maintaining a positive mental attitude and good mental health.
Here are some steps to maintaining and reaching positive mental health:
1. Spend time outdoors.
This could be something as simple as going out into the garden for 10 minutes each day. A small effort like this can go a long way and make a huge difference in your mental health.
2. Be active.
Whether it’s going for a walk, a run, going the gym, or dancing around your room to your favourite music, research has shown that being active increases endorphins and results in a better mood.
3. Connect with people.
Talking to someone is a great way to boost your mental health. By talking to a friend or a family member this can make you feel a lot better. Whether its sharing a problem or just having a chat, connecting with someone is a positive step in the right direction.
4. Practice self-care.
We all have extremely busy and hectic lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all. But by taking at least an hour each day and doing something you love can change the way you feel dramatically. Things such as reading a book, watching a film, having a bubble bath or colouring in are just some examples of steps you can take to improve your mood.
5. Be more mindful, practice meditation.
This involves the art of being more present in the moment, it allows you to be more in touch with your thoughts and feelings