Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Mental Health This Year

By Hand On The Hip - Priya Raghuveer - 1/16/2019


A large amount of the ‘New Year, New Me’ concepts focus around physical health, but what about
your mental health? The fact is that far too many people fail to take their mental health as seriously
as their physical health, which can mean that they suffer as a result. Don’t be one of these people -
take your mental health seriously and see how much happy you can be as a result.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on overhauling your mental health, so if you don’t
take your mental health as seriously as you should do, now is the time to change that. There are
plenty of simple things that you can do to take better care of your mental health, it’s just a case of
knowing what steps you need to take to do so.
Bearing that in mind, below is a guide to everything that you need to know about taking better care
of your mental health and wellness.





Take self-care seriously

Far too many people fail to take self-care seriously, when they should be. The fact is that you can’t
expect your mental health to be in a good state if you fail to actually look after your day-to-day
needs, now can you? Stress is a big part of our lives, which means that if you don’t make time to
find ways to release the stress that you are feeling through self-care, it can have a serious impact
on your mental health. Simple things like taking time out to reach, spending time practicing yoga
can be all it takes to take better care of yourself.

Don’t be embaressed to get help

A large amount of people are too embaressed to get help, which shouldn’t be the case - there is no
shame in seeking help should you have a mental health problem. Whether you’re struggling with
anxiety and require anxiety coucelling or you’re dealing with an addiction, such as a sex addiction
and require
sex counselling, there’s no shame in seeking help. If doing so will put your mental health
in a better position than it’s most definitely worthwhile to take the time to do so.

Do what makes you happy

Last but not least, take the time to do what makes you happy. It’s not easy being an adult and
dealing with the many complex aspects of adult life. However, if you make more time to do the things
that make you happy, then you are sure to improve your mental health as a result. Take time out to
do the things that you love - whether it’s seeing your friends, drawing and painting, or taking a class
in crochet, make more time for what’s important to you and you will feel better as a result.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about taking better care of your mental health
this year. There’s a lot that you can do to improve your mental health, it’s just a case of being willing
to try different things.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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