Every year, on October 10, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. It is a day that’s dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and promoting mental well-being around the world. It also serves as another reminder of how important mental wellness is in our lives.
The theme of World Mental Health Day this year, as chosen by the World Health Organisation, is ‘mental health is a universal human right’. Good mental health is so important to our overall health and well-being. Every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have unhindered access to mental health care and the opportunity to engage in practices that promote mental well-being.
This World Mental Health Day, our founder and lead psychologist, Sze Jin, has provided 3 tips for better mental health that anyone can practise.
Tip 1: Try something relaxing
Whether that is engaging in some gentle exercise like taking a walk, listening to some music, or running yourself a bath, relaxing activities give you the opportunity to take a mental break. Even if it’s only for a few minutes.
Tip 2: Do something meaningful
Engaging in tasks that provide a sense of accomplishment can significantly boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. Whether it’s going for a run, preparing a nourishing meal, or embarking on a creative endeavour, meaningful activities empower you to recognise your abilities and potential.
Tip 3: Unplug from technology
Switching off from your devices, whether that be for an hour before bed or setting time limits on your social media apps, can give your mind a chance to rest and recharge. It also may free up more time to allow you to connect with your family, friends, and yourself.
How will you prioritise your mental well-being this World Mental Health Day?
Which of these three tips will you embrace?
Relaxation, engaging in meaningful activities, or a digital detox?
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