8 Effective Tips to Improve Mental Health Over the Summer

As you have probably seen in the news, we are dealing with a mental health crisis post-covid. Many therapists are overwhelmed with the amount of new patient calls and so this is meant to give you and your daughter some relief over the summer. 
If it feels too overwhelming to take on all eight, start with two. Find a friend, and commit to two things on this list to improve your mental health.
*** These tips do not replace effective mental health treatment.***

  1. Go back to the basics:

Drink water
Get some sunshine
Eat more fruits & veggies
Start moving
Sleep at least 8 hours a night 

  1. Stop being an inner bully

Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone who is struggling…

  1. Make a realistic list of what you want for today.  Just focus on today, not tomorrow or yesterday

Making a 1% change everyday leads to 365 over a year!

  1. Do not believe everything you think. Here’s a short video on CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  1. Take a mental vacation. 

 

  1. Respect your body.

 

  1. Write down your worries and put them away. then take 10 minutes a day and rewrite them and rate them on a 1-5 scale.

 

  1. Learn to calm your brain.

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