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It's Time to Start Putting Your Mental Health First

In the past, mental health was somewhat of a taboo subject. People avoided talking about it and this meant that few people really understood it. Of course, we still have a long way to go when it comes to fully understanding mental health and mental health conditions. But thankfully, as science and medicine have advances, and as more people have started openly talking about mental health, this is now a subject that many of us feel much more comfortable broaching and discussing. This only contributes to further understanding of conditions, as well as increased social acceptance. Now, mental health problems can come hand in hand with a whole host of symptoms that can make your day to day life difficult. So, it’s important that we do what we can to seek help and to take care of our mental wellbeing on a day to day basis. Here are just a few suggestions that can really help you along the way on this journey!

Seek Help

If you are struggling with your mental health, it’s important that you seek help. There are countless sources of support out there and there’s bound to be one that will suit you and meet your needs, helping you along the way. Perhaps the most recommended person to contact if you start struggling with your mental health is a doctor. Medical professionals are constantly developing new and improved ways of helping individuals with mental health conditions. They will be able to diagnose any conditions you may be experiencing and can prescribe medication that alleviates the symptoms. They can also refer you on to therapy which will help too! Alongside doctors, there are charities, support groups, helplines and much more.

Create Time for Yourself

Our mental health can be impacted by long term exposure to stress. So, make sure to create time for yourself where you can relax and unwind, letting go of the pressures of everyday life. The best way to spend this time will depend entirely on yourself as an individual. You may find that taking a nap is good for you. You might benefit from ICE Cannabis Seeds. Gardening could put your mind at ease. Puzzles and jigsaws can give you a break from thinking about other tasks or responsibilities. Meeting up with friends for lunch can see you let your hair down. Whatever you enjoy doing, make time for it.

Reduce Pressure on Yourself

Many of us put way too much pressure on ourselves. We want to prove a point to ourselves or others. Maybe you overwork to afford a specific lifestyle or impress others. You might overbook your social calendar trying to keep everyone else happy. Whatever’s placing pressure on you, find a way to alleviate it and reduce it. There are often simple solutions that can lift a huge weight from your shoulders.

Of course, there are many other things you can do to help yourself get into a better state of mind. Those highlighted above could serve as a good starting block. Hopefully, they’ll come in useful for you at some point or another!

Eat Well and Stay Hydrated

Finally you should go back to basics and

remember how the things that are good for your physical health also tend to be very good for your mental health too. That means eating well, staying hydrated throughout each day and making sure you’re being as physically active as you can be.

Louise Mercieca

Nutritional Therapist

Personal Trainer

Early Years Nutrition Consultant

Award-winning Author

Food & Health Writer

Presenter on Early Years TV Food

Keynote speaker

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