Maintain a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time. Read More....
Eat a healthy, balanced diet Read More....
Get thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times a week. Anything from walking to yoga to TaiChi offers many benefits for your mental heath. Engaging your body and muscles helps keep stress hormones down and releases endorphins in your brain, triggering happy feelings.
Have an outlet for your feelings or emotions. You can blog, maintain a journal, or talk to a good friend.
Communicate your feelings to others, especially to your family and friends. Tell them when you are feeling "sad", "upset", "angry", or "anxious" so they can give you helping hand and avoid stressing you further
Maintain a hobby or interest. One that involves socialization will also help foster new relationships.
Participate in religious and / or spiritual practices, preferably with others. This will help remove yourself from stressful situations and allow your brain to process the stress and deal with it properly.
Think positive. Always try your best to see the bigger picture. Push aside the insignificant issues so that you can focus on the things that really matter in your life. Take time out to indulge in a little day dreaming. This will provide you with a few minutes of peace and fill you with happiness.
Taking a break from your routine to watch a great (or favorite) movie, listen to inspiring music, laugh at your favorite comedian, or view some beautiful art. The strong emotional stimulation can provide the lift you need to tackle the troubles you face.
A word of caution:
You can take positive actions to change your mental outlook in both the short-run and long-term.
None of the tips given on this page takes much effort to accomplish.
These tips will provide you with at least a temporary reprieve from the daily stresses and crises and also give you the mental boost you need to carry onward with your life.
These tips can work for everyone, but obviously people who suffer from mental and behavioral disorders will need more than these tips to lead a normal and healthy life. See the symptoms to watch out for. If you have any of the symptoms seek professionals mental help immediately.
Pamper yourself. Doing something just for yourself - eating a favorite little (healthy) snack, taking a 30-minute nap, catching a movie, indulging with a massage, relaxing in a warm bath - away from the stresses and rush of the day, can be doubly rewarding as it not only breaks the routine of the day, but also allows you to feel good.
Feel the love. The love of a significant other - parent, child, sibling, friend or even a pet - can give you an emotional high that can help you tide over any crisis.
Take one thing at a time. Use something as simple as a to-do list or master calendar to keep everything in order.
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