You probably know the importance of taking care of your physical health, but have you heard about the importance of taking care of your mental health as well? By implementing some simple habits in your day-to-day life, you can regain control of your energy, recharge your batteries and improve your mood.
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Previously we have told you about the benefits of some practices such as exercising outdoors, not smoking, eating healthy and practicing a hobby. Today we bring you six tips to improve your mental health.
1. Take care of your hygiene:
It may sound basic, but taking care of your personal hygiene gives you an opportunity to relax and pamper yourself. This improves your mood and your relationship with yourself.
But sleep well. An active adult requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day. To have a quality sleep, it is important not only to get enough sleep, but to sleep undisturbed, comfortable and after having digested your food.
3. Clear your space:
A cluttered or messy work or living space provides distractions and unnecessary stress. Get rid of all the things you don’t need to create a more organized personal space. This will lead to less anxiety.
4. Enjoy that chocolate:
Chocolate, mainly bitter, dark and without alkalizing agents, can provide health benefits to your brain. It is a natural antidepressant that stimulates the production of serotonin, which is the transmitter associated with the general well-being of our mind.
5. Lean on your loved ones:
Several studies have shown that maintaining good connections with friends and family, commonly referred to as the “support group,” is very important for maintaining optimal mental health. Spending quality time with your family and friends helps reduce anxiety and stress levels while improving your self-esteem and level of empathy for others.
We hope these easy tips will help you keep stress levels at bay and maintain optimal mental health.