This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and we wanted to from you. We asked the community and you answered so here are a selxtrion of your top tips for protecting and maintaining good mental health on a daily basis.
Laurann O Reilly I listen to daily positivity podcasts, try to get some form of exercise (walking/yoga/pilates) and good vibe music.
Camille Thiebaut Yoga did really change my mindset and my daily moods/feelings. It really helps me in period of stress at work or in my relationship for example. I used to only do it with other people in a proper class, but I’ve now learned to replicated some flow and stretches which I do by myself at home when my stress level rises.
Siobhan O’Hora Music and getting out in nature for some silence/peace really helps me or the reverse which is to pound it all out via an intense workout to get out all the excess energy.
Emma Green share this on her Instagram and we couldn’t agree more:
The Growing Butterfly When I am not feeling at my best, this is when I know it is important to kind and compassionate towards myself. To quieten the negativity in my head, I try to be mindful of the things I am grateful for and focus on the simplicities of life. Avoiding social media is a BIG one. I limit my usage so much during difficult periods because it is all too easy to compare. Making time for myself every day is a good way to help with positive wellbeing. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, could just be putting on a facial mask whilst curled up watching a good film or going for a walk amongst nature.
Amy Meegan Yoga is my favourite way to escape for a little while, ending with a little meditation sets you up for nothing but positive thinking.
I always try to see the silver lining in the face of adversity and I live by the saying “everything happens for a reason” – even though sometimes the reason might not be obvious straight away.
Bex Traynier There are (of course!) many things I do outside of the digital world to maintain my mental health (yoga!) but if the tech world has something good to offer, then why not take full advantage of that? A few months back I wrote a post called ‘The Best Digital Resources for a Healthy Mind”.