We spend a lot of time talking about how to get your skincare routine right so that you can protect your skin health. There is also important information to be had about protecting your overall physical health. One area that often gets overlooked, but should be in concert with both physical and skin health is mental health.
Today, we are taking a look at how you can protect your mental health in order to insure that you are healthy in a 360 degree approach. Protecting your mental, physical, and skin health all take work and requires that you put yourself first in most cases.
Let's focus on what you can do to protect your mental health;
1.) Get enough sleep. When you are overtired and not getting enough sleep you can become irritable and have an increase in your stress levels, this can lead to worsening mental health over time.
2.) You are what you eat. Nutrition can play a surprising large role in your mental health. When you nourish your body your mind will follow and if you are not getting your body the nutrients it needs, you may find yourself struggling with mental health issues.
3.) Be open about your feelings. Whether you want to talk to a therapist, a friend, a family member or someone that you feel confident confiding in, sharing your feelings and being open and honest about them is one of the best things you can do to continue developing good mental health behaviors.
4.) Find a coping mechanism that works for you. Many people find exercise to be a good outlet to cope with mental health challenges, but that is not the only thing you can do. Reading, being with nature, spending time with loved ones, among other things can be a way to cope with these stress on your mind.
These are tips that can help you address your mental health on a regular basis, but if you are feeling like you have bigger concerns about your mental health you may want to seek help from a professional who can work with you on developing even more strategies that can help you cope with your own individual sitiuation.
Here at Earthen Skincare we believe in a holistic approach to your health and when you are spending time focused on your entire body, mind, and soul, you will be a well rounded and happier human being.