October 10th is World Mental Health Day and we’d like to celebrate by raising awareness and giving you some tips on how to take care of your mental well-being. Mental health encompasses your emotional, psychological and social well-being and it affects how you think, feel, act and make decisions. We here at DOTE Wellness are huge advocates of protecting your mental health and know how essential it is to your overall health and quality of life. Here are our top tips on how to give your MH some TLC.
Take care of your body
Your body is basically your best friend, so treat it accordingly. Eat nutritious meals, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, exercise and get lots of sleep. Studies have shown that lack of sleep contributes to a high rate of depression, especially in women. Finding it hard to get a good night’s rest? Try limiting your screen time before bed, keeping your room at a lower temperature, reading a book or taking a sleep supplement. We recommend our Dream capsules that have ingredients like melatonin and chamomile to help promote a deeper, more restful sleep. Our Dream capsules also decrease symptoms of stress and anxiety, while calming your body and mind.
Try a relaxing activity
Unfortunately, stress is a part of life. The key to managing stressful situations and feelings of anxiety is to practice healthy coping skills. This could be a workout session, a long walk outside, journaling, coffee with a friend or meditation. Another one of our favorite things to do when stressed? Turn on our favorite comfort show or comedy special. Research has shown that laughter can boost your immune system and reduce stress. While you’re at it, try our Calm tincture that relaxes your body and mind through its bioactive blend of CBD and CBN.
Set goals and prioritize what matters
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the day’s tasks, take a deep breath and then decide what must get done now and what can wait. Practice saying “no'' in situations if you feel you are taking on too much or if you feel those things are no longer serving a purpose in your life. And if you have a big to-do list of things that need to get done that day, prioritize what matters and consider incorporating supplements into your daily routine to help promote concentration and brain function. Finally, try and focus on what you have accomplished so far, not what hasn’t been done yet.
Get help when you need it
Seeking help is a sign of strength–not a weakness. Speaking with a licensed professional or talking to your doctor is sometimes the best thing you can do for your mental well-being. Remember, self-care looks different for everyone so find what works for you and what you enjoy. For more resources and healthy practices for your mind and body, visit the National Institutes of Health Wellness Toolkits.