Mental Health Care Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Believe it or not, there are many simple things you can do each day to help improve your mental health. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll take all of the help you can get! So let’s get into it!

Feeling Anxious?

Who doesn’t? When we feel anxious, sometimes we think about times we’ve messed up or didn’t get it right in the past – or all the things that could happen in a scenario (but likely won’t). When your mind starts to spiral, no matter what path it’s heading down, flip the narrative. Think about all the times you got it right. Think about all the things you are grateful for. If you’re a visual person, start writing down your thoughts so you can feel more in control. It shouldn’t take long to remember how much you’re capable of when you’ve got the receipts.

Elder Emos

If there’s a day when every little thing is under your skin, or you’re one sad TikTok away from a bathroom cry at work, ask yourself about the big three: Have you been getting enough sleep? Have you been drinking enough water? And are you taking time for some deep, slow breaths? Protect your well-being by meeting each of the big three needs.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Having a few drinks after a particularly stressful day may feel good at the moment, but remember you have to be an adult again the next day. So make sure that how you unwind is beneficial to you. Consider yoga, meditation, or another wind-down schedule you look forward to every evening.

Pretty in Pink (or Whatever Your Favorite Color Is)

As crazy as this may sound, try wearing your favorite color as much as possible or incorporate it into your daily life. Buy the Stanley cup in matte pink, or nab the yellow Steve Madden bag, because your brain may thank you for the happy shades.

Self-Care Day

Pick a day and designate it as your self-care day. Get your nails done, do an at-home facial, or stay in to read a book. Whatever you do, commit the day to loving yourself. You may find peace in slowing down and enjoying life’s small joys.

Play Nice

Focusing your attention on another person, even if it’s to compliment their outfit or say hello – it can help make you feel good. If you’re having a rough day, go out of your way to do something nice for someone.

Wakey, Wakey

You’re either a morning person – or you’re not. But getting up just 15 minutes earlier can set you up for a calm, peaceful morning versus a panicked rush.

Be Mindful of Social Media

Social media can be fun, but keep in mind that you are seeing everyone’s highlight reels. For every picture-perfect selfie you see, there were probably about 50 that didn’t make the cut.

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News

Visit a doctor to rule out any conditions that may cause you to feel more anxious or depressed. And please, no matter what you do, avoid Dr. Google and self-diagnosis.

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