Change your Mindset

Needing a mental boost? Try these tips to help get your mind back on track.

Change your Focus

Meditation

Meditation helps move focus from the outside world and puts it back on your inside world. Through meditation you can train your mind to accept negative thoughts or feelings and allow yourself to let them go. You can find guided meditations in a number of free phone apps and on websites like YouTube.

Self Care

When you are feeling mentally or physically unbalanced, it is important to take time for yourself. That can look like taking a day off of work, a warm bath, reading your favorite book, or doing something that brings you joy.

Empower Yourself

When you find yourself focusing on negative self-talk try changing the context to empowering words instead. Are you "worried" or "concerned?" "Devestated" or "disappointed?" "Humiliated" or "uncomfortable?" Changing the tone of the words we speak aloud and internally can have an immense impact on our mood.

Other Ideas

Others who have suffered from depression find the following things help them when they are having a bad mental health day.

  • Create a "Happy" playlist. Include songs that are upbeat and make you feel good.

  • Watch your favorite movie or T.V. show.

  • Get creative. Writing, painting, drawing, etc. can help boost your mood.

  • Find positive creators on your favorite social media apps and scroll through their material.

  • Do a quick internet search for positive and uplifting quotes. Save some in your phone for future reference.

  • Reach out to your friends or family. A short conversation with someone you care about can make you feel secure and appreciated.