Be Mindful of Your Mental Health

Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health

With the recent emphasis on maintaining physical health, it is essential to take care of your mental health too. Try some of these tips to support your mental health and wellness.

Cut Back on Screen Time

While you may spend your free time watching television or scrolling through social media to stay connected and updated on current events, it can also be detrimental to your mental health. Set specific times throughout your day where you won’t be glued to your screen and focus on face-to-face social interactions with your friends and family.

Catch Up On Your Sleep

When you get poor quality sleep or suffer from sleep deprivation, you are at a higher risk of developing mental health issues like anxiety and depression. One way you can combat this is by trying to get a better night’s rest. These tips can help you to fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep:

  • Keep your room cool and dark
  • Make your bedroom electronic-free
  • Take a warm shower or bath before bed
  • Avoid long daytime naps
  • Try to go to bed and wake up on a consistent schedule

Get Regular Exercise

Although we often think of exercise as a way to take care of our physical health, it also helps to support your mental health. Getting regular physical activity helps your emotional wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Reduces stress hormone levels
  • Gives you an energy boost
  • Lowers negative feelings of anxiety
  • Helps to provide a positive body image
  • Helps you to have a better night’s rest

Adults should try to get about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week—which amounts to about 30 minutes of exercise three to four times each week.

Stay Connected to Your Loved Ones

While living in the age of technology, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with our friends and family. Whether you decide to call a family member on the phone to catch up or you schedule a group facetime call with your best pals, staying in touch with people you care about can boost your mood.

If you feel as though you’re beginning to struggle with your mental health, it is essential that you reach out to someone you trust or a professional. Seeking mental health support is often the first step in your journey to mental health and wellness.

Telepsychiatry Services in Ridgecrest, California

At Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, we offer psychiatric support through telepsychiatry services. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or a mental health crisis, our compassionate team of mental health professionals is here to help.

To learn more about our pediatric occupational therapy services, visit our website or give us a call at (760) 446-3551 (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:30 PM) to schedule an appointment.