How to Boost Mental Health Before School Every Day
By Genevieve Cunningham
School is back in session and children and adults everywhere are getting back into the swing of a brand new school year. While this can certainly be an exciting time, it also brings some angst to life. School is tough in today’s world, especially with the excessive bullying, constant comparisons, and the struggle to fit in. The struggles that you feel at school can take a toll on mental health. So how can you avoid this? It starts with you and it starts at home. Take a look at these three tips for starting every day out mentally healthy and protecting your wellness long-term.
Wake Up With Time to Spare
There’s nothing worse for your health than having to rush around. It makes you tired, cranky, and fatigued before the day even begins. Don’t allow your day to start this way, as it can take a toll on your mental well-being first thing in the morning. Instead, wake up with plenty of time to spare so that you can have a little time for yourself before the hassle of the day begins.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
One of the best ways to take care of yourself mentally is to take care of yourself physically. Eat a breakfast that nourishes the body and mind. Make sure it keeps you feeling full and fills your body with vitamins and minerals. The healthier you keep your body, the better you’ll feel about it, and the higher your self-esteem will be for strong mental health in the future.
Begin Positive Self-Talk
There are plenty of people in the world who will talk down to you, say bad things about you, and make fun of you. You don’t need to be one of them. As soon as the day begins, you should talk to yourself in a positive light. Don’t tell yourself how terrible you look … say something nice. Find a feature you like, and be confident about it. The earlier you start this in the day, the more likely it will continue for the remainder, and the better you’ll feel all day long.
Mental health is important, so why not make it the highest thing on your priority list? Use these tips to start your day off right. School -- or work -- can be tough on overall mental health. Protect yourself by boosting your mental wellness first thing in the morning and strengthening your abilities all day long.
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