In today's fast-paced world, taking care of our mental health has become more important than ever. While traditional approaches are effective, we explore ways of nurturing your mental health holistically. These tips are designed to address various aspects of your life and help you cultivate a balanced, healthy and empowering mindset.
Incorporating meditation and prayer into your daily routine can significantly reduce stress and promote mental clarity. Gift yourself time in the morning to connect to your most empowered self, align with your purpose and start your day in a calm and peaceful state.
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Moving your body releases endorphins, also known as the "feel-good" hormones, which can boost your mood and reduce anxiety. Find an exercise routine that suits your lifestyle, whether it's pilates yoga, dancing, strength training or simply going for a walk, and make it a consistent part of your week.
Cultivate Positive Relationships
Nurture supportive relationships and surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. Build strong meaningful connections with friends, family, or join communities where you can share experiences, seek advice, and find comfort during challenging times.
Embrace a Slow Intentional Lifestyle
Setting healthy boundaries is essential for maintaining harmony in life through work, rest and play. Allow yourself to slow down and flow with life at a pace that is calming for your nervous system. Learn to say no when needed, prioritise self-care, and allocate time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
Prioritise Quality Sleep
Adequate sleep is crucial for mental health. Create a soothing bedtime routine, minimise exposure to electronic devices, and aim for at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Prioritising rest will rejuvenate your mind and enhance overall wellbeing.
Nourish Your Mind and Body
Fuelling your body with an organic nutrient-rich diet is fundamental to your mental health. Incorporate more animal meat, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay hydrated and reduce your intake of processed foods, sugar, seed oils and caffeine.
Connect with the Healing Power of Nature
Nature has a unique way of soothing our minds when we immerse in the sights, sounds and scents of nature. It’s calming effect on our nervous system creates a profound sense of peace. One of the key elements that nature provides is sunshine, which is a natural mood booster thanks to it’s ability to stimulate the production of serotonin, also known as the "happy hormone."
By incorporating these essential tips into your daily life, you can embark on a holistic journey towards better mental wellbeing. Prioritise self-care, nurture positive relationships, embrace a slow intentional lifestyle, be kind to yourself and nourish your mind, body and soul with loving rituals.
Karly Arber is a holistic health expert, business coach and the Founder of Lenny London. Head to her Instagram to book a one-on-one session, attend one of her women's community gatherings or masterclasses. Follow her on Instagram.
The content provided in this article is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice and consultation.