Friday, 11 September 2020

Ways to improve your mental health.

Hey readers,

I suffer from anxiety/depression and sometimes it is hard to get on with life when you are sucked into the vicious cycle of self-hatred. 

Sometimes doing the smallest of things to make life nicer for yourself can make a huge difference. Here are some ways that I will discuss in this post that has helped me.

First one is being kind to yourself, easier said than done but sometimes we can be our own worst critic. We beat ourselves up and if anyone in the same situation came to us I bet we wouldn't speak to them the way we speak to ourselves.

 Be kinder and accept that some things are out of control. We are doing the best or doing what we can in that situation.

I have noticed that life particularly as a parent can feel like a wheel that constantly goes around and around, doing the same thing in and out each day without any change. 

Sometimes, change is good and what better way to do it then breaking the monotony up of your day. It could be something simple like going for a walk to a coffee shop, can make a huge difference to your day because it is a change of scenery.

Another way to make you feel better about yourself is by doing some volunteer, as you get the sense that you are valued for your time and services. 

Not to mention the feeling that you as a person are giving something valuable like your time for the better goodwill bring a feel-good factor. It could potentially help build your self-confidence in making you more worthwhile doing something positive and taking action.

A really productive way to help with your mental health is when you can ask for help and don't feel ashamed as no man is an island. I have always found this one different myself as I have been brought to not ask for help but now and again I do ask and you no what it makes a massive difference. 

You also shouldn't feel ashamed but proud of doing something that can make your situation better. Your not weak because of asking but strong for recognising that you need help, no one can do it all by themselves.

Sometimes, we can get caught up in our thoughts and just sit there ruminating on them causing us to be in a worse mood. I find that taking time out for yourself and doing something that you enjoy is really beneficial. 

It doesn't have to be something grand it could be just going for a walk, taking photos or even colouring but it has the benefits of helping you relax and distract yourself away from the negative thoughts.

This is so cliche but I am going to throw it in as I read a lot recently that blogging is really positive for your mental wellbeing.

 Firstly, you have a platform to write your feelings which can bring real cathartic. 

Secondly, your helping others who may be similar situations feel less alone and you never you may make friends.

Cheers for reading X


  1. Great ideas which I am going to tell my friends daughter who suffers with mental health issues sometimes #pocolo@_karendennis

  2. Great post. I find blogging is like therapy (and not driving my friends crazy with every little thought going in my head). And I think the more people share their tips, the better. What might seem common sense to one person may not have occurred to another. Good post! #KCACOLS

  3. lot of great stuff here. I found that a renewed effort to try not to worry about things that I couldn't control really helped me out a lot #KCACOLS

  4. Firstly I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from deprression, such a hard struggle! These are wonderful suggestions - there are a few that focus your view outwardly on others or on activities which are really helpful. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time. xx

  5. These are excellent tips - I definitely need to remember these :) #KCACOLS

  6. Sound advice here, thank you. I'm not good at asking for help either... But I'm fairly good at doing small positive things for myself, such as a walk or colouring as you suggest here, or putting on some great music and having a little dance :-) x #KCACOLS