Everyone has their own struggles and triumphs in life. In May, Pride Palace joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. We want to let you know that everything you are going through is valid and we are here to support you, every step of the way.
Here are 4 Tips (from the Pride Palace team) on how to cope with any mental health struggles:
1. Take Care of Your Body
Taking care of yourself physical can improve your mental health. Be sure to:
- Eat nutritious meals
- Drink plenty of water
- Exercise, which helps decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods
- Get enough sleep
2. Value Yourself
Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.
3. Surround Yourself with Good People
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class or support group.
4. Learn how to deal with stress
Like it or not, stress is a part of life. Practice good coping skills: Try One-Minute Stress Strategies, do Tai Chi, exercise, take a nature walk, play with your pet or try journal writing as a stress reducer. Also, remember to smile and see the humor in life. Research shows that laughter can boost your immune system, ease pain, relax your body and reduce stress.
Try these tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself. We support accept, and love you!