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In a time of uncertainty taking care of your mental health is even more important. If you are searching for where to start improving your mental health a good place is the basics. The basics are things you do that set yourself up to be in a good healthy mindset.
Prioritize quality sleep. If you have been neglecting good sleep hygiene there is a good chance you are struggling with poor mental health. Check out https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleep-hygiene for what is good sleep hygiene
Eat a good diet. Poor diet can make you feel sluggish, guilty, and not self confident. Eating well is a great way to improve your mental health.
Take care of your hygiene. Even if you have nowhere to go or nothing to do, take care of yourself.
Connect with others. We are social beings that have social needs. Interacting with others that care about us is a great way to help your mental health.
Exercise. Exercise releases good feeling hormones, improves self confidence, and helps improve sleep.
Remember it’s not all or nothing. Any change no matter how small can make big differences in your mental health.