How to improve your mental health

What builds your mental health …?

A different twist…

What doesn’t make you happy…

1.  Waking up each day saying to yourself I don’t want to get up…

2.  Walking around in your pj’s until noon or all day.

3.  Not having any thing to look-forward to

4. Eating unhealthy foods.

Flowers make me happy

Let us turn this around and try something new.

1. Instead of saying to yourself I don’t want to get up,  make a list the night before of a few things that need to get done around the house and a few things that will brighten your day for you.                                                              An example 1 or 2 loads of laundry.  reading your bible or motivational book and some type of activity. ie exercising, knitting, sewing, taking pictures of your kids.

2.  Instead of walking around in pj’s, lay out your clothes for the next day, so you can just slide into them while you are still half asleep. Then make your way to the bathroom and wash your face and put on very simple make-up.  By this time, you should be waking up.

3.  Not having anything to look forward too. This is covered in #1 the night before.

4.  Eating unhealthy food. Make a menu for what ever works for your family. I like making menus for a month. Some people like doing it weekly. Once you have your menu’s made and your shopping completed, all you have to do is make what ever hits your fancy that day. You have all the items necessary to make it.  Make your breakfast items the night before or lay out ingredients so you do not have to think about it in the morning.

These 4 things make my days a little brighter and build my mental health.  Share what you do to start your day on the right foot to keep everyone in your family happy including yourself. Remember mental heath isn’t just for mama , it is for everyone..


Comments

How to improve your mental health — 10 Comments

  1. That is a very good list. I have chronic fatigue and on my days off, I am often tempted to lay around the house in sweats and do nothing. One of things that helps get my days off to a good start is to wake up, get dressed, and GO FOR A WALK before I get sucked into something else (like spending all day on facebook something else equally unproductive.)

  2. This is so true. I am seeing a new epidemic of people spending their days in their pajamas playing games online. They will tell you they are very engaged with the world and have a lot of friends, but rarely go out of the house.
    I start my day by wiggling my toes, stretching, and asking – what do I GET to do today.
    Thanks for sharing this timely information.

  3. Debbie

    You’re right. It is really important to have something to look forward to when you get up.

    I get dressed as soon as I am out of bed as my first task of the day is to take my dog for a walk. I always enjoy the exercise and fresh air and as an added bonus I often meet friends out with their dogs.

    Once I’m home, working on my online business is what keeps me going as it’s something I really enjoy and I’m learning all the time.

  4. I definitely think that #3 will help me a lot since I’m on a diet. I’ve had my menus planned for the past 3 months, but this month got a little “confused” and I see how just having that extra thing to figure out during the day can wreak havoc on everything else!

    Thanks for this post.
    Gwen

  5. Hi Debbie from another Debbie 🙂 I don’t think people realise when they have got into that negative cycle which feeds on itself if we allow it. I read personal development and spiritual books and am learning to stoppig any negative thoughts by allowing myself to feel and express to myself how i feel but then saying I acknowledge how i feel but thats enough and then replce it with something positive……………works well for me. Great blog.

  6. I do pretty much the same things you do, Debbie, to maintain my mental health. I’ve found that if I can work my passion, that is, what makes me fly off the charts, I have absolutely no problem with getting out of bed in the morning. And I must admit, being a work-from-home entrepreneur, I have stayed in my pajamas often until noon; mainly because there’s an idea brewing I need to get down on paper or in a file on my computer, I’m so engrossed with my writing or creation of online learning modules that I “forget” to get dressed 😉 I enjoyed how you took a negative list and turned it into positive actions. Great job!

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