"7 Easy Tips for Better Mental WellBeing" by Health Promotion Board, 27 Dec 2019, healthhub.sg/live-healthy.
Mental wellbeing relates to our ability to positively experience life, effectively manage life's challenges, realise our potential and make a meaningful contribution within our community.
Having good mental wellbeing helps us to deal with challenges, solve problems and achieve our goals. Maintaining good mental wellbeing also reduces our vulnerability to mental health difficulties and challenges in life. Here are seven easy tips for better mental wellbeing:
1. Exercise Regularly
Exercising releases "happy hormones" into your body. For instance, you can take the stairs instead of the lift
2. Do More of What Makes You Happy
Take a break to do what you enjoy can refresh you to better handle your problems.
3. Manage Your Time
Plan your time well so that you can complete your tasks on time. Break large tasks into smaller manageable parts.
4. Speak to Someone
Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Share your worries with someone you trust.
5. Think Positive
Changing your mindset and having a positive attitude can make you happier.
6. Sleep Well
Getting enough sleep (7 to 9 hours daily for an adult) is key to better concentration and focus.
7. Practise Deep Breathing
Breathe in deeply through your nose for 5 counts and breathe out slowly for 5 counts.
Besides the above tips, you can learn some relaxation techniques to help you cope with the stresses of everyday life. Follow this video to learn how to practise progressive muscle relaxation.
If you or your loved ones feel overwhelmed, do seek professional help. Call Talk2Us Helpline* (1800-8255-287) to speak to someone.
Helpline is available on weekdays, from 8.30am to 5pm. Rest assured that your identity will be kept confidential.
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