To celebrate, National Mental Health Month, we have collaborated with Speak Now: Break The Silence to provide self-care tips to improve your mental health conditions.
Small Life Changes
Start small: Everyday take time to do something for you. It can be something small such as going for a 15-minute walk, putting on nice clothes or having a nice relaxing bath. Remember, that self-care isn’t a one-time thing and that it’s important to practice self-care and kindness every single day.
Eat/Sleep/Workout/Repeat: It’s important to remember that mental health requires getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night, having healthy eating habits and working out regularly.
Be Your Own Best Friend: Notice how you talk about yourself. Practising self-affirmations leads to a strong sense of self and high self-esteem. Treat yourself as you would want others to treat you.
Big Life Changes
Remove any toxic person from your life. If you are in an abusive relationship, whether that’s a friendship or relationship, it’s time to put yourself first and remove those toxic people from your life. Being in a toxic relationship lowers your self-esteem, fills you with negative thoughts and could lead to severe anxiety and depression. Put yourself first and prioritise your happiness and mental health.
If you find yourself unhappy with your job, life or relationships, it might be time for a change. Pay attention to what is really troubling you and take steps to fix this.
If you find yourself filled with anxious and negative thoughts, seek help immediately. Speak to your family and friends about what’s troubling you and know that you are not alone in your journey. It is also important to speak to a GP or a therapist about what’s on your mind. You can also access support systems from mental health organisations such as Beyond Blue.
This post is in collaboration with Speak Now: Break The Silence a non-for-profit organisation aiming to raise awareness about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). The campaign aims to highlight the importance of mental health in more serious cases and encourages victims to speak out and not let silence become a part of the violence. To know more about this organisation follow.