Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ten Tips for Mental Health

Mental health is very important for overall wellness. Learn how to have a healthier mind and consequently a healthier you!

1) Build Confidence

Identify your abilities and weaknesses together, accept them, build on them and do the best with what you have.


2) Accept Compliments
Many of us have difficulty accepting kindness from others but we all need to remember the positive strokes when times gets tough.


3) Make Time for Family and Friends
These relationships need to be nurtured; if taken for granted they will not be there to share life's joys and sorrows.


4) Give and Accept Support
Friends and family relationships thrive when they are "put to the test".


5) Create a Meaningful Budget
Financial problems cause stress. Over-spending on our "wants" instead of our "needs" is often the problem which we face.


6) Volunteer
Being involved in community gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction that paid work cannot.


7) Manage Stress
We all have stress in our lives but learning how to deal with them when they threaten to overwhelm us will maintain our mental health.


8) Find Strength in Numbers
Sharing a problem with others who have had similar experiences may help you find a solution and will make you feel less isolated.


9) Identify and Deal with Moods
We all need to find safe and constructive ways to express our feelings of anger, sadness, joy and fear.


10) Learn To Be At Peace with Yourself
Get to know who you are, what makes you really happy, and learn to balance what you can and cannot change about yourself.

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