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You do you, girlfriend

Posted by Shilpa Bhim on
You do you, girlfriend

Let’s face it, when life gets busy or just overwhelming in general, we often forget to take care of number one - ourselves.

In light of mental health awareness week over the past week, we’ve shared seven little ways that you (and those around you) can look out for yourself and look after your mental health and wellbeing on a daily basis.

Eat well - having lots of nutritious fruits and veggies, and drinking lots of water, is a way to help your mind and body feel good from the inside out.

Get plenty of sleep - our bodies (and minds) repair and restore themselves while we sleep, which helps us to function well the next day. So, be sure to get in your 8 - 9 hours.

Talk it out - it’s ok to not feel ok, and it’s definitely ok to talk about it! Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone will help you to relax and feel supported, and will hopefully help you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Not in the mood for talking just yet? You could write your thoughts and feelings down to get them out of your head.

Hang out with others - while you may not feel like it if you’re busy or feeling a bit overwhelmed, spending time with friends and family, or meeting new people, can help boost your energy levels and increase your sense of belonging. So take the time to do a fun activity, or just chill out - whatever floats your boat.

Focus on your strengths - doing things that you love and are good at can help give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your confidence, which helps you to feel a bit more positive overall.

Take time out for yourself - taking some time just for you is a great way to relax and unwind. Whether it’s reading a book, binging on a netflix series, taking a bath, meditating, or whatever it is that you love to do, be like Nike and just do it.

Stay active - exercise is not only good for your physical health, but for your mental health also (endorphins, ya know). Even a light stroll outside can help get the blood flowing and clear your mind.

So give yourself some quality time and implement one or a couple of these tips into your daily routine. It could help boost your mental health and wellbeing, and of course, help you to #staywild. 

If you’re battling anxiety or depression, or your mental health and wellbeing has taken a hit lately, you may also wish to seek out additional help through BeyondBlue or Headspace.

 

Photo by Xan Griffin on Unsplash

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2 comments

  • Wildbag on

    Thanks Mel – hope you’ve been using these tips over the past week!

  • Melanie on

    Great tips! Definitely a good reminder to look after myself 😊

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