Simple Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

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Verywell / Julie Bang

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The Verywell Mind Podcast's “Friday Fix” is a short episode that features a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 150

Most people don’t really think about their mental health until they develop a problem. Fortunately, this idea that you should only be concerned with your psychological well-being if you’re sick is starting to shift. 

The notion that you should care for your mental health in the same way you should care for your physical health is catching on.

In the summer of 2021, we conducted a Verywell Mind survey that discovered that most Americans say caring for their mental health is important.

At the same time, however, most people also said they invest a lot more time into their physical health rather than their mental health.

Part of the reason for this might be that many people aren’t sure how to care for their mental health. That makes sense. Most of us were never taught how to prevent mental health issues or how to manage existing symptoms.

Addressing your mental health might also feel daunting when you don’t know what to do or when you’re experiencing a mental health issue. You might imagine you have to sign up for a yoga class or learn complicated meditation techniques.

While those things might improve your mental health, they aren’t the only options. There are plenty of things you can do right now to feel better

On today’s episode, I share some simple but effective ways to improve your mental health. They’re free and most of them don’t require much time. But they can go a long way toward improving your psychological well-being when they’re practiced on a regular basis.

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.