5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

1. Allow yourself to take a mental health day when you need it.

It is always important to take some time off from studying and working and to do what you enjoy. If you know when you need one, you might be more productive after taking one. So don’t feel guilty about taking a day off to relax and recharge


2. If your mental health is affecting your work or school, set up a time to discuss this with Don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed. There are many resources around the campus that you could book for an appointment to talk about what is on your mind. Do not hesitate to use those sources.


3. Sleep is important

Sleep is important in so many ways. Being sleep derived not only affects your mood but it also lowers your productivity. It can make a huge difference in your life by just getting enough sleep!


4. Watch for what you eat .

Overall, eating healthy is really important to help you function better and to improve your health. Specifically, try to limit refined sugar and include more magnesium in your diet. Having too much sugar and relying on it can have a detrimental effect on your health. Magnesium has been shown to help reducing fatigues and alleviating headaches. So try to include dark leafy greens, pumpkin seeds, and avocados in your diet.


5. Practice mindfulness, five minutes mediate can improve your mental well-being.

Mindfulness and meditation are increasing area of research because of its effectiveness. Just the fact that you are taking a few minutes to yourself to calm down and focusing on your breathing can change your day or mood. It will calm you down and help you refresh your mind and body. If you aren’t sure where to start, maybe start with just sitting at a quiet place and focus on your breathing.

-Jiin



Sources: https://www.self.com/story/take-care-of-your-mental-health

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