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Be Kind To Your Mental Health

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Be Kind To Your Mental Health

Be Kind To Your Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is important and it can sometimes be the small things that can have a big impactful on your mental state. Here are some ways to be kind to yourself, and boost your mental health.

Volunteer your time. Volunteering your time is a great way to make you feel good about yourself. Spending time at an animal shelter can be a wonderful way to help an organization that greatly appreciates your help. Plus, what better way to comfort your soul than with a bunch of adorable dogs or kittens?

De-clutter, organize and donate. De-cluttering and organizing the spaces you hang out in most can be healing for your mind. This can mean your home or work space. You may not realize it, but too much clutter could be making you anxious or feel overwhelmed. Cleaning up the spaces you see most often can alleviate the visual reminder that you have a never-ending to-do list. Your local donation centers would love to have the items that you no longer have a use for.

Say “no.” It’s okay. Saying “no” is hard for all of us, and there are certainly times when events cannot be avoided. However, if you know that going to that event or night out with friends is going to overwhelm your already-foggy mental state, by all means, don’t force the issue; it is okay to say no. Take care of yourself; there will be plenty of other opportunities.

Call a loved one. Life gets busy, and before you know it, it’s been a while since you have talked to that certain family member or checked in on a friend. Call or send a text. Let them know that you are thinking of them. Talking to someone you care about can not only help boost your mental health, but could quite possibly uplift the spirits of the person on the receiving end. You never know what they might be going through.

Evaluate your mental state. Check in on yourself here and there and evaluate your mental health. Is there room for improvement? Is it time to give yourself a break, or take a step back and work on your happiness and mental well-being? If you’re struggling and feeling depressed, don’t struggle alone. Call a friend, talk to your healthcare provider, or join an online site that can help.

Remember to be kind to your mental health.