Tips For Building Good Mental Health


Get Some Sleep

Getting enough sleep each night not only boosts memory recall but also reduces stress levels making everyone happier overall! Make sure you have at least seven hours of quality shut-eye every night so there will be no more excuses for being tired at work or school!

Tip:  Since everyone is different, you should experiment with what time of day you sleep the best. For example, if eight hours helps but ten makes you too drowsy then try nine and a half instead to see how that works out for your body clock!


Have you ever heard the saying “variety is the spice of life”? Well, it’s true! Being able to experiment with different things will help give your brain a break which ultimately leads to more creativity. Try out some new activities such as painting, pottery, cooking lessons or even trying dance classes if you are up for the challenge!

Tip:  If you don’t like experimenting alone try taking someone with you that also wants to do something new and exciting together! (e.g. friends)

Connect With Others

Good mental health comes from having good relationships; whether they be friendships, romantic relationships or family ties. It seems simple enough but sometimes this part gets overlooked when people get too busy in their lives so make an effort to reconnect and catch up with friends and family!

Tip:  If you don’t have anyone that lives close by try joining a new club or activity where you can meet people that share similar interests as yourself. For example if one of your hobbies is writing, there might be an author’s group nearby for others like yourselves to join! (e.g. Meetup)

Be Grateful

Remembering what we are thankful for is very important because it allows us to focus on the positive things in our life instead of dwelling on negative thoughts such as worries and fears. Try keeping a gratitude journal at home so every night before bed write down 20-30 things you’re grateful for from the day; big or small doesn’t matter!

Tip:  If you are having trouble thinking of things to be grateful for try keeping a picture journal where every night before bed write down one positive experience from the day that stood out to you. This way it will be easier to remember what made your days so great!

Take Care Of Your Body

Make sure that you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of water by staying hydrated throughout the day because this has been shown to improve brain function which in turn helps people feel more energized during their daily lives. Getting sick can also have negative effects on mental health as well so make sure if possible to avoid being around people who are already ill at all costs since this could spread quickly through society making them more susceptible to mental health problems.

Tip:  If you are having trouble sleeping try turning off your phone and tablet at least an hour before bedtime because the blue light they emit can actually mess with our natural body clocks making it more difficult for us to fall asleep! (e.g. Apple)

Practice Forgiveness

It is important to realize that everyone makes mistakes and sometimes we do things without even realizing it. Instead of holding grudges try practicing forgiveness because this will help you feel at peace with yourself which in turn allows people to move on from past events instead of dwelling on them all the time!

Tip:  If you are having trouble forgiving someone for something they have done try writing a letter telling them how much their actions hurt or disappointed you, then tear it up because once its gone there’s no more reason for anger! (e.g.)


When it comes down to it, good mental health isn’t about trying to avoid having any problems; its learning how to live life in spite of those difficulties and striving towards something better everyday! It’s important remember that we all have our own idea as to what “good” means so take some time by yourself (or even with friends) and reflect on why this might be relevant in your life.

Building up good mental health takes time but in the end it’s all worth it because leading a mentally stable life means being able to live freely without anxiety or depression holding us back from enjoying what really matters most – having fun!! So remember friends, happiness doesn’t come overnight so don’t get discouraged if things aren’t perfect right away because they won’t be; just keep trying until you find what works for YOU!


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