It is important to work on developing and maintaining good mental health, just like working on any other skill or activity. The more time and effort that is focused on improvement, the more growth a person will see. Below are a few things you can help your teenager practice and/or practice yourself.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
- Find and practice healthy coping skills that work for you.
- Limit screen time.
- Stay connected socially.
- Find time to focus on self-care.
These practical tips can decrease feelings of anxiety, help deal with daily stressors and promote an overall positive outlook. While working to develop these habits, it is also necessary to stop, assess your mental health and possibly ask for help. Practicing good mental health is always encouraged, but there are still times where a professional needs to get involved.
If you are wanting to see a difference in your life, start with this list and see how you feel after several days.