Do you ever feel like you're holding onto your last bit of patience when you're not even upset or angry? You may be overstimulated. You may feel like your brain is running 50 tabs simultaneously, which can be frustrating and overwhelming.
Whether you go to work full-time or are a stay-at-home parent, you can squeeze a few minutes of downtime into your day. If you find yourself wanting to put on earplugs just to hear yourself think, read on. This blog explores a few ways to boost your mental health.
Start your day with routine meditation.
Start your day with routine meditation to set a positive and mindful tone for the rest of your day. Meditating in the morning can help clear your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve focus and productivity. Take a few moments to sit quietly, focus on your breath, and let go of any negative thoughts or distractions. This simple practice can make a big difference in your overall well-being and help you approach each day with a calm and centered mindset.
Listen to a motivational speaker.
Whether you're struggling with a difficult task, feeling down, or just need a little extra push, a motivational speaker may help you get back on track and achieve your goals. Whether you listen to a podcast, watch a video, or attend a live event, taking the time to hear from someone who has overcome challenges and achieved success can be incredibly motivating and help you see the potential within yourself. So, take a break and listen to a motivational speaker today – you never know what amazing things might be waiting for you on the other side of that boost of motivation.
Have a regular time with God.
Having regular time with God is an important way to cultivate a deeper relationship with the divine and find meaning and purpose in life. It allows us to quiet our minds and hearts, and open ourselves up to the presence and guidance of God. Regardless of the specific activity, the key is to make time for it consistently and with an open and receptive attitude. By setting aside time for regular spiritual practice, we can deepen our connection to God and find strength, peace, and direction in our lives.
Chit-chat with your long time friends.
Maintaining strong social connections is an important aspect of overall mental health and well-being. One way to do this is by chit-chatting with your long-time friends on a regular basis. Whether it's through a phone call, video chat, or in-person visit, taking the time to catch up with friends can help you feel more connected, supported, and less alone. It's a chance to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with others who understand you and care about you. Plus, it's just plain fun! So, make an effort to reach out to your long-time friends and spend some time chatting and catching up. You'll both benefit from the social connection and the mental health boost that comes with it.
Relax, take a bath. Schedule time at the spa.
Relax, take a bath and schedule time at the spa to give yourself the gift of self-care and relaxation. A warm bath can be a soothing and restorative experience, helping to ease muscle tension, relax the mind, and improve sleep. And visiting a spa for a massage, facial, or other treatment can be a luxurious and rejuvenating experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and pampered. So, make time for these kinds of self-care activities, whether it's a regular bath at home or an occasional spa visit. They can help you de-stress, recharge, and take better care of yourself.
List down all your happy thoughts
Listing down all your happy thoughts can be a simple but powerful way to improve your mental health and overall well-being. By focusing on the positive things in your life and expressing gratitude for them, you can shift your mindset and cultivate a more positive outlook. This can help reduce stress, increase feelings of happiness and contentment, and improve your overall sense of well-being. So, take a few moments each day to list down all the things that make you happy, whether they're big or small. You might be surprised at how much joy and positivity you can find in your life just by taking the time to focus on it.
Remember that taking care of yourself is taking care of others.
I just wanted to leave you with this saying:
“Moms hold the most important role in the world, yet get the least amount of credit or attention for all of their work,” says Peabody. “If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t adequately take care of anyone else.”