Mental Health Tips for 2019

Mental Health Tips for 2019
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The majority of this blog focuses on illustrating how we can use food and recipes as catalysts for weight loss and overall good physical health. However in order to achieve a balanced and happy life, it is just as important (if not more so) to have good mental health. We take the time to take care of our bodies but not so much for our minds. In truth, we do a great disservice to ourselves, to our friends and to our family when we neglect our mental health.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I will make an exception to my usual articles on diet and food to focus on the importance of maintaining good mental health. To this end, I am very pleased to announce a new collaboration with MadebyHemp who reached out to me over our shared passion for health and wellness. They’ve graciously agreed to share their mental health tips that we can use in 2019 and beyond.

Take some time to go through these mental health tips and make the time and space to implement them in your life. You and your loved ones deserve the best version of you. Now without further ado, here are 10 Mental Health Tips for 2019 and beyond.


10 Mental Health Health Tips for 2019

This article first appeared on MadebyHemp.

2018 was the year we saw a strong surge of mental health awareness. The public’s focus on health broadened to also include taking care of one’s mental and emotional health. People have finally realized that one of the keys to maintaining a healthy body is to have a healthy mind.

In 2019, mental health awareness will continue to be one of the bigger focuses on overall well being. Learning a few habits that will promote and improve your mental health will be a great start to your new year.

1. Exercise

 

The secret to a sound body is a sound mind. But it could also work both ways. The secret to a sound mind is a sound body. It might not work for everybody, but for a majority of able-bodied people, a great way to boost endorphins is to go out and move. Find an exercise that you love. You don’t need to do what everyone else is doing. Some people prefer lifting weights, some like yoga, some even run marathons. Find that one exercise you want to stick with and run with it.

2. Gratefulness

 

Being thankful for the things you have instead of focusing on the things you don’t is a good way of bringing positive energy into your life. It will, more importantly, make you realize you are lucky to have the things you do. Practicing the habit of being grateful will help you become a more positive person.

3. Be kind

 

Be the person you wish other people would be to you. Make someone’s day by smiling at them, or helping them carry a heavy load, or even just opening the door for someone who has their hands full. A bit of kindness paid forward will cultivate a world of kindness. It doesn’t take much to make others smile.

4. Sleep

 

Get enough sleep. Sleep can do wonders for a tired mind and body. Don’t overdo it though. Get the right amount of sleep in order to feel rested and ready to tackle your day, every day. Put your screen away close to bedtime and concentrate on relaxing. Give your body and mind the time to recover and recuperate.

5. Hang out with friends

 

Socialize. Even the most introverted person has someone they prefer to hang around with. It does wonderful things to your soul to share your time with the people that matter.


6. Chocolate

Better yet, try Therapeutic Chocolate with Cannabidiol (CBD) oil.  Cannabinoids are non-psychoactive and can reduce anxiety. If you are looking to incorporate CBD into your diet, but is not very much of a fan of its earthy taste, chocolate is the way to go. Cannabinoids are found to keep the body in neutral state, and support the functions of the brain, as well as the central and peripheral nervous system. Get your chocolate fix for the day, and get CBD’s benefits while you’re at it.

7.  Laugh

 

When they said laughter is the best medicine, they were not kidding. Laughter helps ease stress and anxiety. Hang out with a funny friend, or watch a comedy show. Or maybe learn a few jokes and share them with your friends. Laughter is one of those things that multiply when shared.

8. Eat well

 

A few desserts won’t hurt you any but for the most part, feed your body the things it should be fed. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. This will ensure your body will feel healthy and will give you less things to stress or worry about. Avoid things that will harm your body like smoking or excessive drinking.

9. Love yourself

 

Tell yourself something nice every day. Most people are generous with giving away compliments to others but are stingy when it comes to themselves. Start your day by giving yourself a sincere compliment. It could be something simple like “oh my skin looks very nice today”. Or “I do make an amazing omelet.” And develop this into a daily habit. Because loving yourself will allow you to love others more freely.

10. Meditate

 

Give your mind a chance to empty itself out of the negative energy that is pervasive in the world. Give your mind the space to breathe and relax. And as you relax your mind, you relax your body. Meditation is a great way to connect your mind and your body into one plane. It is a good way to relax and to relieve yourself of any stress that you may have. Meditation also complements therapy.



 

10 thoughts on “Mental Health Tips for 2019”

  • I never knew doing something as simple as being nice could help with mental health. All the other tios are fantastic. Great read.

    • Hi Christian,

      Yes indeed! It’s the simplest things in life which are the most beneficial to our mental health. Thank you for reading.

      Cheers,
      Dawn

  • This is an important topic and people need to be aware about it more, the way you put the solution is really simple and can be really helpful!
    Keep it up!

    • Hey Jabar,

      I’m glad you found value in the post. If only everyone made an effort to practice these tips, we’d all be better off and more content with life.

      Cheers,

      Dawn

  • I need to start incorporating all 10 of these tips into my daily life. I become so overwhelmed and it occured to me while I was reading your post that I probably only do 2 – 3 of these things. This is such a great, straight forward way to achieve overall wellness within ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ll be adding this to my list of to-do’s for a better life.

    • Hey Jay,

      I’m glad you found this list to be of value. Being of service is important to me, and sharing articles like this one definitely fits that bill. Don’t forget to incorporate some treats and other wellness supplements that serve to calm anxiety and enhance enjoyment of life.

      Cheers,
      Dawn

  • Hi and thank you for your list.
    It’s always good to read through them as reminders, and find inspiration from them. That is what your post did for me.
    I think a lot of people still underestimate how important mental health is. Not until we see someone close to us do we sometimes really look at it a second time.
    I hope this list can reach out to a lot of your readers and realize that it is okay to stop what we are doing, breathe, and take in the wonders of life. The world is amazing if you know where to look, and often times these amazing things are just around us.
    The chaos hides them in plain sight — and I say we must look beyond the chaos and see the world for some of its seemingly endless wonders. Perspective is key.

    Happy mental health awareness month! May we reach more people and make them aware of its importance.

    Have an awesome weekend!

    • Hi Mifzzz!

      Reading your comment is the cherry on top of an amazingly peaceful weekend! I’m glad you found the article to be helpful. Please share far and wide. The more people see how easy it is to maintain mental health the better for us all.

      Take good care and be well!
      Dawn

  • Hi. Great article for the mental health month. This are well written tips that looks obvious but easily neglected. I find # 5 difficult as we have become so busy and technology focused, this seems like its slipping away of course with unhealthy consequences.

    • Hi Zikora,

      Thank you for taking the time to read! Yes, keeping in touch with friends and really being there in person is very difficult for many of us. We have to make the time and make it a must-do in our lives. What are we without friends and family? Take good care and enjoy the rest of this weekend.

      Cheers,
      Dawn

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