The Healing Journey
Tips for Improving Your Mental Health
In the previous article, we talked about 7 ideas for improving your mental health this spring. Here are 7 more tips to incorporate as you continue your journey to improve your health and well-being:
8. Take a Digital Detox
Constantly checking email, social media, and other digital distractions can be overwhelming and stressful. Try taking a digital detox by disconnecting from technology for a set period of time each day or week. Use this time to focus on self-care activities or connect with loved ones in person.
9. Declutter Your Mind
Just like how clutter in our physical space can cause stress, clutter in our mind can have the same effect. To declutter your mind, start by writing down everything that's on your mind, whether it's a to-do list, worries, or other thoughts. This can help clear your mind and make it easier to focus on what's important.
10. Connect with Others
Human connection is essential for our well-being. Whether it’s through social media, phone calls, or in-person meetings, make an effort to connect with friends and family. Being surrounded by supportive people can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall happiness.
11. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is the practice of acknowledging and appreciating the good things in our lives. Practicing gratitude has been linked to numerous mental health benefits, including improved mood, reduced anxiety, and increased resilience. Try incorporating a daily gratitude practice into your routine, such as writing down three things you’re grateful for each day.
12. Seek Professional Help
If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Mental health professionals can provide support, guidance, and treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. This spring, prioritize your mental health by seeking the help you need to feel your best.
13. Practice Self-Compassion
Self-compassion is the practice of treating yourself with kindness and understanding, even in difficult situations. Practicing self-compassion can improve self-confidence and self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and increase resilience. Make an effort to practice self-compassion by speaking kindly to yourself, taking care of your needs, and recognizing that mistakes and setbacks are a natural part of the human experience.
14. Set Boundaries
Setting healthy boundaries is essential for our mental health and well-being. It’s okay to say no to things that don’t align with your values or priorities. This spring, take a look at your schedule and commitments and set boundaries where necessary to protect your time and energy.
Spring cleaning for your mental health is just as important as spring cleaning for your physical space. By following these tips, you can prioritize your mental health and well-being this season. Remember, taking care of your mental health is a sign of strength, and seeking professional help if needed is always an option. So, take some time this spring to focus on yourself and prioritize your mental health for a happier, healthier life.
The author, Camilla Olsen, CMHC, is licensed to see clients in the State of Utah. If you are interested in starting therapy with her, please fill out the Request an Appointment form on her website.
You may also be interested to know, that she has published several books and workbooks. Click here to read more about them!
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About the Author
Cami is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, specializing in helping adult clients heal from past trauma. With experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief, and childhood trauma, Cami provides compassionate care using a variety of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, and Sand Tray Therapy.
Do you live in the State of Utah? If so, would you like to become a client?
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Camilla Olsen, CMHC has published a variety of mental health workbooks, coloring books, and sketchbooks. Click here to explore the collection.