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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.

Volunteering can help you become more appreciative

It can help to put yourself in the shoes of someone else. Photo from Pexels.

Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes

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.

Have a Cup of Coffee

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.

Monitor Your Diet

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.

Take a Break

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.

Build Your Confidence

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.

Mental health tips for women include getting enough sleep

Head to bed sooner and get plenty of rest to maintain your mental health. Pexels photo.

Mental Health Tips for Women: Get Enough Sleep

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:

  • Keep your room at a cool temperature
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillow at night

Get Creative

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.

Communication

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.

Help Others

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.

Boost brain power by getting outdoors with your dog

Exercise, such as taking your dog for a stroll, can improve your mental health. Pixabay image.

Exercise

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.

Laugh

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.

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  1. IreneDesign2011 July 22, 2017

    Very good advices :-)

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  2. ksbeth July 22, 2017

    great tips. too often we take care of others, at the expense of ourselves –

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    1. Christy B July 22, 2017

      Exactly. Especially women. Thank you xx

  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica July 22, 2017

    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.

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    1. Christy B July 22, 2017

      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? :)

    2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica July 22, 2017

      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/

    3. Christy B July 23, 2017

      Great ~ I’ll be over to check it out :)

  4. mihrank July 22, 2017

    this is great tips and very practical…

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    1. Christy B July 22, 2017

      Hi Mihrank! Happy weekend :)

  5. Resa July 22, 2017

    Great tips, and there’s nothing like a good laugh! :D :D

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  6. Pooja Thapliyal July 22, 2017

    This topic needs to be discussed more. Thankyou for highlighting it’s importance and ways to improve it. 👏

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  7. superwifeandmummy July 22, 2017

    Absolutely , spot on. Great advice!

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  8. Tony Burgess July 22, 2017

    Some of those tips could also apply to men. I find laughing and coffee can be very beneficial.

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  9. The Coastal Crone July 22, 2017

    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!

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  10. Ben Aqiba July 22, 2017

    Those are unisex tips,and they are great Christy

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  11. jaquintinwriter July 22, 2017

    I enjoyed reading your article. All of the tips you wrote about are so beneficial to women in today’s chaotic world.

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  12. 924COLLECTIVE July 22, 2017

    A few minutes of deep mindful breathing works wonders.

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  13. Tina Frisco July 22, 2017

    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 ♥

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  14. 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.

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  15. ghostwritingplus July 22, 2017

    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!!!

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  16. irinadim July 22, 2017

    Great tips, Christy! I need to exercise more and sleep more.

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  17. divyakshah July 22, 2017

    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 :)

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  18. Megala July 23, 2017

    “Help Others” sounds great! Being a giver makes us feel great than as seeker!

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  19. shehannemoore July 23, 2017

    Great tips Christy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. ranzferrer July 23, 2017

    Love this list! It pointed out what matters most in life!

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  21. Miss Gentileschi July 23, 2017

    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

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    1. Christy B July 24, 2017

      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

    2. Miss Gentileschi July 27, 2017

      I couldn’t agree more, Christy – all arts are helpful, and writing poetry seems to me like a very beautiful way too :) xx

    3. Christy B July 29, 2017

      <3 and more <3

  22. The Thinker July 23, 2017

    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’?

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  23. It’s a great advice

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  24. Confused Thoughts July 23, 2017

    Really informative article !

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  25. ignitedmoth July 23, 2017

    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

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  26. Robert Matthew Goldstein July 23, 2017

    Thanks Christy. Good advice for everyone!

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  27. vivachange77 July 23, 2017

    Over time I have incorporated most of these in my daily living. They work! Thanks, Christy.

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  28. Sweta July 23, 2017

    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

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  29. dgkaye July 23, 2017

    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

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  30. Hi I’ve posted this link on PainPals regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Fab post, Claire x

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    1. Christy B July 24, 2017

      You’re awesome :)

  31. delectablyyours July 24, 2017

    Great post! Very informative!

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  32. dimplescookbook July 25, 2017

    Inspiring Article…

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  33. beutiflee July 25, 2017

    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.

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  34. TAJWAR FATMA July 25, 2017

    Extremely good tips. I’m definitely gonna start midweek with these super amazing advices !

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    1. Christy B July 26, 2017

      Cheering you on!! :)

  35. Kingsley Felix July 27, 2017

    Nice post, every woman out there need to read this, thumb up

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    1. Christy B July 27, 2017

      Smiling!

  36. scarlettinwonderlandblog July 30, 2017

    Lovely post Hun. X

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  37. Damyanti Biswas August 1, 2017

    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.

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    1. Christy B August 2, 2017

      And thank YOU for making time here, D <3

  38. Mercedes Rae August 2, 2017

    Love this so much. Everyones focus should be mental health! Great job :)

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    1. Christy B August 3, 2017

      It’s a “must”!

  39. thethyroidprincess August 4, 2017

    Great read and really helpful! :)

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  40. onceuponaliberation August 5, 2017

    https://myliberty2017.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/beginning-a-journey/

    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

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  41. 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

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  42. Bhavya Pal August 10, 2017

    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👍

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  43. Halle Borchers August 13, 2017

    This is awesome!

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  44. Summerbreezeeyy August 13, 2017

    Great tips!

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  45. aspoonfulofevie August 13, 2017

    Such a great post, and so important!

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  46. I love this!

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    1. Christy B August 22, 2017

      Great to hear!

  47. lucykeepsitsimple August 16, 2017

    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 :)

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  48. **The Ghost Within Me** August 16, 2017

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve just had to share it on my blog!

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  49. Sayani Mukherjee August 16, 2017

    Thank you so much for this post. Really helpful.

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  50. shoppingassistant August 19, 2017

    Great advice!

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  51. tryingtobeamumsite August 20, 2017

    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

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    1. Christy B August 20, 2017

      Wonderful to hear and welcome to the community here xx

  52. intothewildish August 23, 2017

    Some truly brilliant advice! Thank you! x

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    1. Christy B August 23, 2017

      Glad to hear it’s helpful xx

  53. Jason@Solace August 24, 2017

    Great tips and awesome blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. rituailani August 25, 2017

    This is so important for everyone to read. Thanks for writing this!

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  55. mindelate August 27, 2017

    These tips are so very simple, yet who would have thought that they could be so effective? A very inspiring read :)

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  56. arthritisfighterleann August 27, 2017

    Great tips. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. coffeelessvent August 27, 2017

    interesting, some of my blogs might be relatable

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  58. mycomfortzone August 28, 2017

    Great advice! Very nice post :)

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  59. seasonoffitness August 29, 2017

    So many great tips. Thank you!

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  60. Silvia Mar August 30, 2017

    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 :-)

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  61. BostonTerrierLover September 4, 2017

    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!

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  62. jojo81xx September 5, 2017

    Great post, loved reading it,, can you please check out my blog, I’m a newbie and would love feedback

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  63. rushnasalman September 9, 2017

    Wonderful post, made my day.

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  64. juliamakl September 9, 2017

    Great tips! Sometimes you need a reminder. Thank you!

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  65. shestrongunswblog September 12, 2017

    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.

    RB

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  66. wayfarerhan September 12, 2017

    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!

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    1. Christy B September 12, 2017

      Appreciative of the support and hoping you continue to find the posts here helpful!

  67. Karishma September 13, 2017

    Love this ❤️👍

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  68. lidwienn13 September 13, 2017

    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!
    Thank you!

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  69. jyotismannearu September 13, 2017

    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.

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  70. reverie-written September 13, 2017

    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!

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  71. Health Care in the Kitchen September 19, 2017

    Thank you for this post! I loved reading it.

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  72. allieknofczynski September 20, 2017

    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… :)

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  73. Great suggestions. Exercise, helping others, and taking a break have helped my mental health.

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  74. annjekins September 20, 2017

    Thanks for all tips.. I need to get started back exercising instead of making excuses.. So again thanks..

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  75. pragati mishra September 23, 2017

    great tips

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  76. M Rose October 2, 2017

    Awesome that you have given practical tips that people can actually implement! Love love it.

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  77. The Zoa October 3, 2017

    Thanks for the great tips :)

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  78. Lisa Orchard October 4, 2017

    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. :)

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  79. sanjspeaks October 6, 2017

    Great post :)

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  80. Crystaleyes20 October 8, 2017

    Lovely post ❤

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  81. thelonelycorner October 10, 2017

    I love this post. It was very practical and helpful.

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  82. So Brightly Black October 10, 2017

    This is great. will share with my better half

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  83. Allie October 12, 2017

    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!

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  84. Zainab Husain October 14, 2017

    Incredible!

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  85. shootingforthemoons October 14, 2017

    Great read love! Well organized and no lollygagging at getting your point across. Great work hon. xx

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  86. Demi-Jade Macdonald October 16, 2017

    this is great!

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  87. ciaorosie October 16, 2017

    Laugh! Yep. This is one of the main things that helps me when I get down. Lovely post 💕

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  88. sleepyhobbits October 17, 2017

    Amazing advice!

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  89. StampKnowHow October 22, 2017

    Some great ideas here. I love to get creative myself. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. otzoyfam March 21, 2018

      AGREED THIS WAS GREAT INFORMATION AS WELL AS INSIPRATION

  90. mozellebarrmartin October 22, 2017

    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.

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  91. lunasalud October 22, 2017

    Super enlightening read 💡💡💡💡💡

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  92. Kedy October 23, 2017

    Best yet. Please keep doing the good things that you are doing now. Nice Job! Keep it up.

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  93. Sadia Shimayel October 24, 2017

    Great thinks 👌👍

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  94. Got2bGina October 27, 2017

    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.

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  95. Lifewithhealth October 29, 2017

    very nice, superb post thnx for this

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  96. Vanessa October 29, 2017

    Thank you for writing this post! I think this is really important in regards to addressing mental health in women! Thank you!

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    1. otzoyfam March 21, 2018

      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

  97. Keren Polland October 31, 2017

    Great post. Thanks.

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  98. lipstickslashesandlifestyle November 23, 2017

    thanks for this great post :)

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  99. grumpygorman November 24, 2017

    very helpful…

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  100. fightingforkatie November 30, 2017

    Great Post that highlights some helpful tips! :)

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  101. wpm4tm January 6, 2018

    Nice post that lines up the basic staples of taking care of your mind!

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  102. Marje @ Kyrosmagica March 22, 2018

    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!

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    1. Christy B March 24, 2018

      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

    2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica March 25, 2018

      Yes, I hope so! Thanks for your kind words Christy. :) x

  103. DOUGLAS WOOSLEY June 28, 2018

    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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    1. Christy B July 9, 2018

      It’s the feeling of being productive… It really can make a difference. Thanks Douglas.

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