Many women tend to ignore their mental health, believing mental issues only happen to people with disorders. This statement is far from true. We all need to take some responsibility for our mental health to ensure it’s as good as possible. Many things can affect mental health, including our work and home environments, and what we eat and drink. Here are a few mental health tips for women.
When life gets a little overwhelming and you have a lot on your mind, it’s easy to become negative and even depressed. It can help to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. We often don’t realize how lucky we are until we see someone living in worse conditions. It can help to do some volunteer work in your community if you have time. Or start a journal and write down three things that you’re thankful for each day.
Although too much caffeine can be bad for you, coffee beans are actually good for you. Starting the day off with a cup of coffee can promote well-being and give you the boost you need to tackle the day. Caffeine is known for improving moods. Just don’t become reliant on it when it comes to your mental health. Two cups of coffee per day is probably all you’ll want to have to maintain good mental health.
One of the many things that can affect your mental health and overall health is your diet. If you’ve ever suffered because of the food you’ve eaten, it’s worth getting in touch with a food safety attorney. Take sugar, for instance. Although you may feel wonderful after eating a bar of chocolate or a few donuts, you’ll probably find that your mood and energy comes crashing down soon after that. Refined sugar does nothing good for mental health, so replace it with natural sugars from fruits instead.
Going pedal to the metal for long periods of time without taking a break isn’t good for your mental health. Although your mind benefits from daily simulation, most jobs come with a certain amount of stress. If you aren’t taking downtime off every now and then, you don’t allow mental rest. Make use of your annual leave and get some R&R.
A lot of the time, mental health issues stem from a lack of confidence. To ensure your mental health stays stable, consider doing some confidence building exercises. It could be anything from writing down your strengths to repeating confidence boosting statements in the mirror. Another suggestions is to read confidence boosting quotes. Once you know where your weaknesses lie, don’t be afraid to tackle them, even if you fail. Just trying is succeeding when it comes to mental health.
It’s hard for your mental health to function properly if you’re one of the many women who don’t get enough sleep. Without proper rest, the mind doesn’t have the necessary tools to deal with stressful situations. You may find simple tasks much more challenging or forget things. Also, you’re at a higher risk of developing conditions like dementia when you’re older. If you find it hard to sleep, take a look at these tips. Among the best mental health tips are:
We’re often happiest while indulging in our passions. But with life being as busy as it is, few women have time to do these beloved things. If you feel unlike yourself and need a little time out from the world, consider getting creative. Set some time aside and do some painting, read or write a book, do some arts and crafts. Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure if will be a form of release and relaxation, which is great for mental health.
So you don’t think you’re creative? Think again.
There are times when your partner becomes more like your housemate. A disconnection in a relationship can lead to depression and anxiety. It’s important to keep the lines of communication open. Every relationship goes through patches of disconnection but that doesn’t mean you have to stop talking. Letting your partner know how you feel can help you to release tension and often leads to quicker reconciliation. The same goes for family and friends. Don’t be afraid to talk to people and be open about how you feel. A problem shared is a problem halved.
Communication goes both ways. If someone you’re close to comes to you with a problem, do your best to help solve it. If you can’t solve it, you’ll still have the ability to create distraction. Simple gestures, like buying a bouquet of flowers can brighten someone’s day. Helping others and getting a good reaction from it will make you feel good too. In fact, it’s a fantastic way to boost your mental health.
It doesn’t matter whether you enroll in an intense program or you just go for a relaxed stroll with your dog every day. Exercise has been proven to boost mental health. Doing a cardio workout allows the heart to pump blood around the body. Increased circulation of air and fluids around the body will allow your brain to get what it needs to function on top form. Without exercise, you risk losing some of the vital circulation that contributes to brain power.
They say that laughter is the best medicine. When you’re feeling down, counteract it with a comedy movie or a night out with funny friends. You could even search YouTube for funny videos and spend a few minutes on your break laughing at pets and babies. It’s one of the many mental health tips for women.
Very good advices :-)
great tips. too often we take care of others, at the expense of ourselves –
Lots of good tips there Christy. Mental health is so important, I swear by Tai chi myself, writing and doing things I love. I like to try to help others when I can and I am partial to a coffee, (especially if the coffee was a cappuccino!) Herbal teas are good too, and lots of rest – but I struggle with that as I’m not a very good sleeper.
I’ll be sure to treat you to a cappuccino if we meet one day, Marje! Wonderful to hear you do Tai chi. Do you have a blog post about it? :)
Oh, that would be nice to meet up for a cappucino Christy! I wrote this ages ago but it’s more about the gym! But, I’ve been doing tai chi for years! https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/09/gym-babe-or-tai-chi-wannabe/
Great ~ I’ll be over to check it out :)
this is great tips and very practical…
Great tips, and there’s nothing like a good laugh! :D :D
This topic needs to be discussed more. Thankyou for highlighting it’s importance and ways to improve it. 👏
Absolutely , spot on. Great advice!
Some of those tips could also apply to men. I find laughing and coffee can be very beneficial.
We can’t take care of anyone else unless we take care of ourselves. Jogging is essential for my well being mentally and physically! Good thoughts!
Those are unisex tips,and they are great Christy
I enjoyed reading your article. All of the tips you wrote about are so beneficial to women in today’s chaotic world.
A few minutes of deep mindful breathing works wonders.
What a comprehensive article, Christy. I especially like that you mention gratitude, laughter, and service. These raise our vibration and enable us to see from a heightened perspective. I hope you’re considering publishing a book of all your health posts. It would be best to include a disclaimer and write it as coming from your own experience (e.g., Approaches I Have Found Helpful for _______), but I’m sure many would benefit ♥
I think laughter is the best way to forget about what’s troubling you. Exercise is my 2nd favorite. This post has some really good points, Christy.
Excellent piece, Christy. All of it is great advice. For those who prefer tea over coffee, studies show that tea is also good for mental health :) Have a beautiful weekend!!!
Great tips, Christy! I need to exercise more and sleep more.
Great tips! I love that coffee made it on to your list! Having a good cup of coffee is a part of my daily routine along with yoga and meditation :)
“Help Others” sounds great! Being a giver makes us feel great than as seeker!
Great tips Christy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Love this list! It pointed out what matters most in life!
Excellent health tips, Christy! And you´re so right about the importance of mental health especially in this stressful age we´re living. Love that you include getting creative in your list of tips – it´s exactly what I´m doing among some of the other things you´ve mentioned to keep myself healthy :D
Have a lovely Sunday! :) xoxo
Creativity is a great release ~ I found that in poetry years ago.. and I’m thinking all arts are helpful in this regard… Thanks for stopping by, Miss G xx
I couldn’t agree more, Christy – all arts are helpful, and writing poetry seems to me like a very beautiful way too :) xx
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This post made me think, what causes what appears, or is classed as a ‘mental health’ issue, a ‘disorder’. Are the ‘classifications’ correctly applied?
If someone thinks differently to someone else, to others, is it more convenient to the ‘someone else’, the ‘others’, for them to be classed with a ‘mental health issue’, a disorder, rather than actually listening to the person?
Are people that may already have been ‘classed’, ‘diagnosed’ as having a ‘mental health’ issue, ‘a disorder’ unjustly , incorrectly, ‘classed’, ‘categorised’, ‘diagnosed’ as such? It was just more convenient to others to have this ‘classification’ applied?
What and who would benefit from such ‘classifications’?
It’s a great advice
Really informative article !
Great post! You gave so many wonderful tips. :D
It took me a long time to get to a point where I really am taking care of myself mentally, and even still, I sometimes struggle, but it’s all about taking things one day at a time. I’ll definitely keep your advice in mind. Thanks so much for sharing! <3
Thanks Christy. Good advice for everyone!
Over time I have incorporated most of these in my daily living. They work! Thanks, Christy.
Wow thanks for writing such an amazing arti cle…I’m sure lot of women are goin to benefit from this…I need to start monitoring my diet and start Exercising, also need to work on building my confidence which I think at times is low and atlast i need a holiday 👍 xxx
Fabulous post Christy. I love the lavender oil trick. I often spray my pillow and it’s quite relaxing. Also. deep breathing works wonders to bring in oxygen and calm on the body. :) <3
Hi I’ve posted this link on PainPals regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Fab post, Claire x
You’re awesome :)
Great post! Very informative!
amazing post. I will definitely incorporate some of these tips into my life. I’m looking for a fresh start on life and this is definitely what I need to jumpstart my wellness journey.
Extremely good tips. I’m definitely gonna start midweek with these super amazing advices !
Cheering you on!! :)
Nice post, every woman out there need to read this, thumb up
Lovely post Hun. X
Love all the points and follow most: that bit about ‘help others’ is gold, and took me a while to discover. Thanks for pointing me to the post.
And thank YOU for making time here, D <3
Love this so much. Everyones focus should be mental health! Great job :)
It’s a “must”!
Great read and really helpful! :)
I’ve suffered with mental health issues for most of my adult life, follow my journey from self loathing to self fulfilment and join me in finding ourselves
Good Evening, Christy. I first want to Thank You for the guidance in regards to mental health illness/disorders. I too began a blog in regards to the same, but maybe in more detail. I suffer from mental illness disorder. After I was released from the hospital, I was then required to go to a mental health facility. It was nearly one year later that I began my blog because I wanted to help others in the best way I could. I fact, it became a full-time endeavor to assist others and educate them with all that I have learned and researched. I wanted to break the stigma surrounding mental health by doing just that. I hope you will check out my site if you have questions pertaining to any of the disorders listed. Thank you again for a good read. Beckie
Mental health is crucial and it’s high time women start taking care of themselves, they start putting their needs first. This was a great post👍
This is awesome!
Such a great post, and so important!
I love this!
Great to hear!
This is amazing and really resonates with me at the moment. Thank you for sharing! I especially love the put yourself in someone else’s shoes and the watching your diet. These are two things I rely heavily on. Thank you :)
Thank you so much for this! I’ve just had to share it on my blog!
Thank you so much for this post. Really helpful.
I love the advice in this. It’s practical and easy to achieve. It’s good to know that I’ve been doing the right things. Thank you
Wonderful to hear and welcome to the community here xx
Some truly brilliant advice! Thank you! x
Glad to hear it’s helpful xx
Great tips and awesome blog. Thanks for sharing!
This is so important for everyone to read. Thanks for writing this!
These tips are so very simple, yet who would have thought that they could be so effective? A very inspiring read :)
Great tips. Thank you for sharing.
interesting, some of my blogs might be relatable
Great advice! Very nice post :)
So many great tips. Thank you!
I like the part – Help Others – a lot, because it is so true and meaningful . What we give out in life comes back to us multiplied. So we’d better do some good deeds and respect life :-)
Most of us need to learn to take care of ourselves but it’s hard! It’s easy to go to the dr and leave with a prescription … I have found that the more I’m around people and have close relationships with them the better my mental health is!
Great post, loved reading it,, can you please check out my blog, I’m a newbie and would love feedback
Wonderful post, made my day.
Great tips! Sometimes you need a reminder. Thank you!
This is a wonderful, uplifting post. I found myself smiling at the computer as I read it. It is so important to look after your mental health and is often an area that is overlooked. I find that exercise, eating well, and surrounding yourself with good people are extremely important in maintaining a positive mindset. I’m very interested in encouraging young women to participate in strength based exercise as it does wonders for your self-confidence and your mental and spiritual health. I believe that strength training is often overlooked by young women because of the social stigma that is attached to women who lift weights. However, it is a very effective way to improve mental health. If you would like to it would be great if you could check out my blog.
Wonderful tips! It got me thinking of more things I can do to help out my mental illness. I have been trying the get creative and putting myself into others shoes. It helps out with my anxiety and depression. Thank you for this post! Absolutely will be reading more of your posts!
Appreciative of the support and hoping you continue to find the posts here helpful!
Love this ❤️👍
Love it! inspirational! I’ve got ADD (my blog is about ADD), it got me thinking about a lot of things! Keep up the goodd work! I am following your blog!
I am more informed now, and I feel happy to be in a generation creative to convert awareness to proper guidance. I am feeling okay that I have reached this far and obtained proper health progress. Though I may not be of the same nature, I felt vivacity to feel healing.
I also use the Headspace app, it helps me a lot to just take a moment to myself and balance all the different energies. Great read, thank you!
Thank you for this post! I loved reading it.
This post was so helpful and straightforward, exactly what people like me are looking for! I too write about mental health, so anybody else interested in the topic… :)
Great suggestions. Exercise, helping others, and taking a break have helped my mental health.
Thanks for all tips.. I need to get started back exercising instead of making excuses.. So again thanks..
Awesome that you have given practical tips that people can actually implement! Love love it.
Thanks for the great tips :)
Awesome post, Christy! I love it when we can find simple solutions to solve our problems. Like get enough, sleep, exercise, and healthy food. When these things become habits we become our best selves. :)
Great post :)
Lovely post ❤
I love this post. It was very practical and helpful.
This is great. will share with my better half
This is incredible! Thank you! My biggest help is music! I just wrote an article recently that I am publishing tomorrow, about mental health and music, and its so important to talk about!
Great read love! Well organized and no lollygagging at getting your point across. Great work hon. xx
this is great!
Laugh! Yep. This is one of the main things that helps me when I get down. Lovely post 💕
Some great ideas here. I love to get creative myself. Thanks for sharing!
AGREED THIS WAS GREAT INFORMATION AS WELL AS INSIPRATION
Happened upon your blog and love it. As a child & teen trauma survivor, I had depression and anxiety and then battled suicidal thoughts for many years. As a 30 year trauma therapist I often talk about these tips with my clients and, in fact, in my autobiographical memoir called “Shattered to Shining”, I do as well. Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your thought-provoking content.
Super enlightening read 💡💡💡💡💡
Best yet. Please keep doing the good things that you are doing now. Nice Job! Keep it up.
Great thinks 👌👍
Super article addressing mental health and excellent tips. All too often, we see the warning signs but fail to act: helping a friend or colleague simply could be observing a negative change in their personal care or behavior and telling them. Invite them along to take a long stroll.
very nice, superb post thnx for this
Thank you for writing this post! I think this is really important in regards to addressing mental health in women! Thank you!
I THINK THIS WAS GREAT INFORMATION ALL TO OFTEN WOMAN DONT SPEAK ABOUT TRUTH AND FEELINGS I KNOW ME PERSONALLY I JUST KEEP GOING IAM A MOTHER AND WIFE I ALSO WORK FULL TIME SO I PUT MY THOUGHTS AND DAILY STRESSORS ON THE BACK BURNER AND ITS NOT HEALTHY BUT I HAVE TO PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE AND KEEP BUSY TAKING CARE OF MY FAMILY AND OTHERS IS A FULL TIME JOB SO MOST OF THE TIME MY NEEDS HAVE TO WAIT BUT GOD GIVES ME STRENGTH EVERYDAY
Great post. Thanks.
thanks for this great post :)
Great Post that highlights some helpful tips! :)
Nice post that lines up the basic staples of taking care of your mind!
Hi Christy great tips that I must follow! Must admit to feeling stressed at the moment. Working fulltime running a blog and organising my blog tour is taking a toll! I’m listening to my body and planning to look for a part time job late April!
Blogging is a tough job, no doubt about it. Many people think it’s not but it IS. I hope you find part-time work that enables you to have less stress and more smiles, MJ xo
Yes, I hope so! Thanks for your kind words Christy. :) x
IVE WORKED WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS,AND BY LETTING THEM SET TABLES,WASH OR DRY DISHES,HELP YOU CLEAN HOUSE IS ONE OF THE BEST TYPES OF THERAPY YOU CAN GET.IT MAKES THEM PROUD TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE FAMILY.TRY IT IT WORKS.
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