Your mental health influences how you think, feel and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships.

Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.

Anyone can suffer from mental or emotional health problems—and many of us make no effort to improve our situation.

We ignore the emotional messages that tell us something is wrong and try toughing it out by distracting ourselves or self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, or self-destructive behaviours. We bottle up our problems in the hope that others won’t notice. We hope that our situation will eventually improve on its own. Or we simply give up—telling ourselves this is “just the way we are.”

There are practices you can adopt to elevate your mood, become more resilient, and enjoy life more.

  1. Make social connection a priority—especially face-to-face

  2. Staying active —it’s as good for the brain as it is for the body

  3. Learn how to keep your stress levels in check

  4. Eat a brain-healthy diet to support strong mental health

  5. Don’t skimp on sleep—it matters more than you think

  6. Find purpose and meaning in life

In the end, its all about balance, one part of your life should be countered by other intentional actions to ensure balance. Let’s be easier on our selves as well. Take some time to listen to #FeelGoodVibrationz to give you a different perspective and aid in your mental wellness.

By murweb