5 simple strategies we can focus on in our daily routine to help maintain a healthy mental well-being is:
1. Protect Your Sleep, Your Life Depends on It!
Good sleep hygiene entails behaviors such as:
Keep a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed around the same time each night.
Do not eat a heavy late meal.
Watch tv in a room other than your bedroom.
Turn the T.V. off 30 minutes before bedtime.
Put down the electronics 30 minutes before bedtime. The screen, even on dim mode, can still be stimulating to the brain via the eyes.
2. Maintain a Balanced Diet
Our eating habits can play a large role in our mood regulation throughout the day.
Big carb loads can lead to big carb crashes which can cause fatigue, concentration issues and irritability, symptoms that are also apparent in depression.
Moderating our food intake will give us the best chance of having a good day.
3. Get Regular Exercise