We all deserve to feel well and to thrive. In order to get there, the first thing to keep in mind is that we ALL have mental health to protect, promote and celebrate. Just like with our physical health. Secondly, we need to ask ourselves: are we actively taking care of our mental health? And what can we do to turn it around when we’re not feeling our best?

These sixteen strategies are based on sound science. Try one of these strategies each day and reflect on how they impact your mood and sense of well-being. Keep stock of which strategies make the biggest impact and keep them in your back pocket to boost your mental health on the bad days, and on the good ones too.

  • Starting the day off fresh

    It’s a brand-new day. Take a deep breath. Fill your lungs with cool outdoor air as you start your day. Repeat this at lunch and when you arrive home… keeping in perspective that we can make a conscious choice to slow down and just breathe throughout our day.

  • Focusing on the positives

    Write down 3 things that went well today. What was your role in it? Do this before you go to sleep and reflect on the good things of today. Being grateful can enhance your mental well-being.

  • Getting outdoors

    Play with your kids, your pet, your friends or you family. Take a moment to just play, move unwind. As far as your mental health is concerned, there is no such thing as too much play!

  • Seeing the bigger picture

    What is meaningful to you? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Jot down one thing you can do today to make that difference. Volunteer? Check on your neighbor who lives alone? Get involved in a community organization whose mission you support. Choose something and go for it.

  • Treating yourself

    Enjoy something you usually deny yourself. Really experience the taste, smell and texture. Be mindful of all your senses as you enjoy this treat! Now share some with a colleague or friend with a little note saying, “Enjoy, you deserve it!”

  • Embracing culture

    Reflect on your heritage. What part of your cultural roots do you celebrate? Is it specific traditions or celebrations, foods, faith or spirituality? Embrace your uniqueness and your history as a valuable part of who you are. You may want to do an exchange with someone who celebrates a different culture.

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