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5 Habits To Improve Your Mental Health

The Mental Health Companion

  1.  Spend some time alone each day.  Turn off the phone and just be with you.  This gives you the opportunity to think your own thoughts, make your own decisions, and form your own opinions.  Unplug totally and just be in silence.
  2. Develop a daily practice that helps you to stay grounded.  I suggest any of the following: meditation, prayer, yoga, washing the dishes my hand, taking a short walk. Engage in your daily practice no matter what is going on.
  3. Practice gratitude.  Spend a few minutes each day reviewing what you are thankful for.  Writing them in a journal or taking photos of them can increase the pleasure of this activity.
  4. Start a hobby.  Hobbies bring joy, give us an outlet, and gives us something to obsess over besides our problems, past, and future.  Solo hobbies are best for your mental health because they can be done when you need the…

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About Geraldine M. Brown MS, LPC, LIMHP (162 Articles)
I hold a Master's Degree in counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience counseling people from all walks of life.

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