Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

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Things To Do RIGHT NOW To Improve Your Mental Health

Things To Do RIGHT NOW To Improve Your Mental Health

Improving mental health involves incorporating positive habits and lifestyle changes.

Here are some small yet impactful ways to do so:

1. **Practice Gratitude:** Start a gratitude journal to note down things you’re thankful for. It helps shift focus from negativity to positive aspects of life.

2. **Mindfulness and Meditation:** Allocate a few minutes daily for mindfulness exercises or meditation. This practice can reduce stress and anxiety.

3. **Regular Exercise:** Even a short walk or a 15-minute workout can boost endorphins and improve mood.

4. **Adequate Sleep:** Ensure you get enough rest each night. Establish a bedtime routine to help improve the quality of your sleep.

5. **Healthy Eating:** Balanced nutrition plays a significant role in mental health. Aim for a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

6. **Limit Screen Time:** Reduce exposure to screens before bedtime. Blue light from screens can disrupt sleep patterns.

7. **Social Connections:** Foster relationships with friends and family. Engaging in meaningful conversations and activities can enhance mental well-being.

8. **Set Realistic Goals:** Break tasks into smaller, manageable steps. Achieving these goals can boost confidence and motivation.

9. **Take Breaks:** Give yourself breaks throughout the day, especially during stressful or busy periods. Even a short pause can recharge your mind.

10. **Seek Help When Needed:** Don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional if you’re struggling. Therapists, counselors, or support groups can provide guidance and support.

Remember, small changes add up over time, leading to significant improvements in mental health. It’s about finding what works best for you and incorporating these habits into your routine.

Additional Resources:

Here are some additional resources for a few of the topics above.

https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/gratitude.htm

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/exercise-and-mental-health#:~:text=People%20who%20exercise%20regularly%20have,cardiovascular%20and%20overall%20physical%20health.

https://lamistad.com/blog/screen-time-effects-on-mental-health/#:~:text=Some%20effects%20of%20screen%20time,mental%20health%20stability%20and%20recovery.

About Us:

https://stlmentalhealth.com is a St. Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: bryan@stlmentalhealth.com or on the web at: https://stlmentalhealth.com/contact-us/. The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.