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Looking After Your Mental Health - Part 1

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life, but sometimes this can be challenging. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. In this part one of a two-part blog series, see five practical ways to look after your mental health. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today?

Do Something You’re Good At
What do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past? Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you’re good at it, and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.

Care For Others
Caring for others is often an important part of keeping up relationships with people close to you. It can even bring you closer together.

Keep Active
Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep and feel better. Exercise keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy and is also a significant benefit towards improving your mental health.

Drink Sensibly
We often drink alcohol to change our mood. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary. When the drink wears off, you feel worse because of the way the alcohol has affected your brain and the rest of your body. Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings.

Talk About Your Feelings
Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.