What can you do to better your own mental health?


What can you do to better your mental health? Oh so many things! But there is one guiding principle that holds all the answers to that question.

In this week’s episode 2 of the Life Well-Lived podcast, we talked about what you can do to better your own mental health. It’s surprisingly simple, and straight forward.

Find something you love doing.

In a previous blog I made a list of fifteen things you could do to cope with the unexpected. You could do all those same things to better your mental health. Your mind and your body are not going to know the reason, nor will it matter why. The point is that you are doing something that brings you joy and makes you happy.

Try new things.

Sometimes doing things for the first time can be stressful and anxiety-provoking. But when you are doing it for sheer pleasure with no strings attached, it can be a creative release. You don’t have to be good at it. As a matter of fact, you never have to repeat it if it goes badly. The important thing is that you tried something new.

Find something that engages you, lights a fire in you, and intrigues you.

In my list of ways to cope with the unexpected I didn’t even mention volunteering, meditating, or sculpting. My list was not exhaustive. How could it be? We are all individuals, with a unique set of desires, hopes, and dreams. Listen to the whispers of the Universe and follow your heart!

And above all…

Find that which is uniquely yours!