Mental health tips
Our mental health, like our physical health, varies all the time. Looking after our mental health is not only good for us now, it can also help us deal with and manage difficult times in the future. Over time, it may also reduce our risk of physical health problems.
Here’s some ways for you to look after your mental health:
- Increase your physical activity
Exercise is not only good for our physical health, but our mental health too. Exercise also releases endorphins which makes us feel good and is great for improving mood. Aim to do around 30 minutes of exercise per day, whether that’s just a walk or something that really gets the heart pumping! Read for our top tips.
- Stay connected and keep in touch
There’s nothing better than catching up with someone face to face, but that’s not always possible. You can also give them a call, drop them a note, or chat to them online instead. Keep the lines of communication open: it’s good for you!
- Be in the present
If we take time to be aware of ourselves and be in the present moment, noticing our own thoughts and feelings, and the world around us, we can gain a better perspective. Sometimes this is known as being more mindful.
- Boosting resilience
When there are changes, or anticipated changes, it can be unsettling. Building resilience is essential to help us not only cope with change but bounce back quicker. View for our top tips.
- Take time out
Life can be stressful, especially during uncertain times, and juggling work and family responsibilities can take their toll. It’s important to take time to unwind from your stresses – whatever that means to you. That could mean doing anything that relaxes you, such as going for a walk, listening to music, reading or watching your favourite comedy. Check out our top tips for coping with stress.
More on mental health
We asked our team how they personally look after their mental health and wellbeing. From meditation and visualisation to volunteering, yoga and playing piano, our team chooses to de-stress from the pressures of life in a variety of ways!
Stress happens when we have too much pressure. Use these top tips to feel more in control
Breathing deeply can reduce your stress and anxiety levels. When you breathe deeply you improve your heart rate, reduce the stress on your body and even lower your blood pressure
Looking after our wellbeing is good for us now, and can also help us manage difficult times in the future
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SilverCloud is a digital mental health and wellbeing platform which can help you to better manage your mental health and wellbeing. It’s free for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry.