What do you do to improve your mental health?

So, from a long walk today ibwas wondering “what am I doing to improve my mental health?” And I came up with threw things I can say help a lot.

- I volunteer at a local library, and attend meetings every 6 weeks at the local CAMHS clinic to come up with new ideas to how we can better the mental health service.

- I take walks along the canal and listen to all the nature. This is something that can calm me down instantly.

- I write a blog! This one and thepositivetree.wordpress.com which really helps me as much as I hope it helps other people.

That’s just a few. I asked a support group on facebook what three things they do to improve their mental health, and they came up with these:

1) play with your pet animal 2) listen to music 3) meditate 4) make sure I hug someone or tell someone I love them everyday 5) gardening 6) spending time with your son/daughter 7) take medication everyday as prescribed 8) sing 9) be thankful for every moment of joy 10) pray 11) exercise 12) going to the lake to swim/tan

These are just a few ideas of what the amazing support group do! Doing something we enjoy or even something that makes us smile can help improve our mental health.

So, a question for you. What do YOU do to improve your mental health?


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