5 Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health

June 22, 2020

Is there anything more important than your mental health? We all know that if your mental state is suffering it affects almost every aspect of our lives.

5 Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health

Eat Right

Look for wholesome unprocessed foods that provide a wide range of nutrients. Focusing on cutting out processed sugar can go a long way in clearing out that mental fog!

Exercise

One of the most important things you can do is move your body. Between the positive effects, it has on your brain chemicals and endorphins as well as the ability to assist in clearing out toxins it is a huge step to reducing depression, anxiety and improving your mood!

Meditate

Start slow and trust the process. It takes practice but the more you do it the more benefits you will see. A decrease in stress and anxiety, as well as the ability to focus and enjoy life’s little moments, are just a few of the benefits.

Practice Gratitude Daily

Write down 3 things that you are grateful for every morning. The more you are looking for things to be grateful the more things you will find. Gratitude is the best medicine and if practiced consistently can have a huge impact on our mood and outlook in life.

Get Enough Sleep

Our bodies are not operating at full when we don’t get enough sleep. Sleep can affect everything from stress to memory and even our hunger hormones. Rest and recharge!

These are just a few of the ways that you can nurture your mental health and, in my experience, some of the most important life-changing things you can do for yourself.

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Athena Nelson

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Hello! My name is Athena and I am a wife and a mom to two little boys. I have always had a passion for fitness...

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