Facebook Pixel Tracking
W1siziisimnvbxbpbgvkx3rozw1lx2fzc2v0cy9td2fuifn0ywzml2pwzy9iyw5uzxitzgvmyxvsdc1ibg9nxzeuanbnil1d

5 ways to boost your mental health

wellbeing week , mental health awareness , health is wealth , mental health , Healthcare , wellbeing , national days , blog , #blog
5 ways to boost your mental health on National Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

The time has come again… its wellbeing week 2019! Here at Swanstaff we dedicate each day to a different aspect of wellbeing. As today is National Mental Health Day, we have thought about the top 5 ways to boost your mental health if you ever feel like it is deteriorating.

#1 – Maintain healthy relationships

Incorporating healthy relationships is crucial to mental health – if you surround yourself with toxic people and relationships (even in the workplace) then it is likely that your mental health can be knocked. So, surround yourself with people who are good for you and who make you happy.

#2 – Exercise

Now, this is not for everyone, but it is known that completing exercises releases positive endorphins which enhance your mood. We’re not telling you to go and run 10K, but even a 10 minute power walk on your lunch break can be beneficial.

#3 – Challenge yourself

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut and bored of your everyday routine, this could cause low mental health levels. Set yourself a challenge, having something to aim towards and work towards can give you a sense of purpose – and the feeling of achievement when you’ve reached your goal can be amazing!

#4 – List 5 things you are grateful for

Gratitude has been linked with improved wellbeing, mental health and general happiness.  This is a good method to use as it makes you think about the different things you are appreciative of instead of just listing one obvious thing. You might even start thinking about the things you didn’t even realise you are grateful for!

Start today. You have the power and the right to take positive steps right now to improve your mental health. Don’t wait until you're in a crisis to make it a priority.

If you’re an employer and want to know how you can support your employees mental health, click here.

#5 – Prioritise your sleep

If you lead a busy life with work commitments, bringing up children etc. it can be easy to let your sleep schedule take a back seat from everything else going on. However, getting the right amount of sleep (7-9 hours) is essential. If you’re not getting the sufficient amount of sleep it can make you unproductive in other aspects of your life which can then result in not feeling good enough or not worthy (this can take its toll on your mental health).

infographic on how to have a good night sleep

(Click here to view full size image)

Start today. You have the power and the right to take positive steps right now to improve your mental health. Don’t wait until you're in a crisis to make it a priority.

If you’re an employer and want to know how you can support your employees mental health, click here.