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6 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

by Sufyan Maan, M.Eng 2 months ago in support
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Tips to improve your mental health and productivity

6 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health
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Mental health is a state of well-being in which a person understands their powers, can manage the everyday stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to the community. Here are my top 5 tips to stay mentally healthy and improve your alert level.

1- Coffee

Always start your day with a cup of coffee, of course, if you like coffee. Research on coffee shows that it’s linked to lower rates of depression. I can understand many people are not fond of coffee, try your favorite drink, what mocha, green tea?

2- Hiking/Outdoors

Hiking, I know I write a lot on this topic, but this is the ultimate habit you can develop to improve your mental health. There is something that naturally happens as soon as our brain connects with nature. Always have something outdoor planned with your friends and family to look forward to over the weekends; the connection to looking forward will give you happiness.

3- Sleep

Sleep is one of the pillars of our overall good health; try to go to bed simultaneously and set room temperature and bedroom lights. I wrote a lot on this topic. Here is a great article on how to improve your sleeping habits.

4- Take baby steps

Always take baby steps to improve something in your life. It’s not going to happen overnight, but tiny steps will create momentum over time.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

5- Dark Chocolate

Caffeine in coffee/green tea and theobromine in dark chocolate are great sources to improve your mental skills and alerts. Coffee and theobromine in dark chocolate are great sources to improve your mental skills and alertness altogether. Do not consume more than 1–2 pieces a day, especially before bedtime.

6- Warm Bath

Try to relax in a warm bath with dim lights at least once a week. I always use Epsom salts to boost magnesium levels to deplete stress levels, and it’s also a great source to soothe aches.

Bonus tip: Practice Positive Thinking

We are aware that our thoughts have an impact on us. It is related to how we feel emotionally and physically, which influences how we cope with difficulties. We are frequently told that we should think positively. The difficulty with positive thinking is that no one can think all of the time positively. For example, no matter how optimistic you are, it will be difficult to think positively about abruptly losing your job.

The most we can do is think in healthy, beneficial ways. Healthy thinking is balanced thinking—looking at a situation or problem for what it is. It entails considering all aspects of a case before choosing how you feel about it. Healthy, balanced thinking may help you respond to life events and relationships, as well as boost your confidence and self-esteem.

The bottom line

  • Start your day with coffee, green tea, or mocha
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Prioritize sleep
  • Take baby steps to create a compound effect
  • Try to incorporate dark chocolate into your nutrition
  • Take lukewarm baths
  • Thank you for reading! I wish you a healthy and happy life.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not health advice. It is for information purposes only. The content reflects my review of credible sources from scientific papers. The original story was published on another platform.

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Sufyan Maan, M.Eng

I'm an avid hiker, Researcher, Writer/Editor, Engineer, and Lifelong Learner. I write on Medium, Vocal, NewsBreak, Illumination, and Quora. Support my writing+hiking journey. Thanks

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