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5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

couple smilingLet’s be honest: there’s very little point in having a healthy body if you’re not a happy person. It’s like buying your dream car and only driving it during a traffic jam; the potential for fun is there, but something else is in the way. That’s why you should also focus on taking steps to make your life one that brings you greater joy. Luckily, a lot of really simple ones can bring about significant benefits.

  1. Socialize: Most mental health experts agree that socializing is key to being completely happy in life. Make it a point to actually have real, in-depth conversations with someone once a week, so long as you enjoy their company.
  2. Get Mental Exercise: Your brain needs stimulation. Your day-to-day life might not provide it. So, find something that puts your brain to use-could be crossword puzzles, could be reading, could be solving riddles-and set some time aside each day for that task.
  3. Sleep: This can’t be stressed enough: lack of sleep will make you an unhappier person. Don’t make compromises in this area. If you need to sleep, do it. End of story.
  4. Find Meaning: What’s the meaning of life? Until someone else comes along with an answer we can all accept, that’s kind of up to you, isn’t it? But life does need meaning. Some people find it in religion. Some people find it in their family. Some people find it in work. Either way, you need to find whatever it is for you. You need to give yourself a purpose in life, something greater to live for. It’ll make the hard times a lot easier.
  5. Communicate: Mental health issues are no joke, but some people seem to have trouble admitting they might be struggling with them. There’s no reason for this to be the case, though. If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, talk to someone about it. Admit that you need help. Maybe speaking to a friend will be enough, but maybe it’ll make more sense for you to see a therapist. By owning up to your feelings, you’ll make them easier to bear.

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