Self-Improvement Simple Tips for Improving Your Mental Health By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, the author of the bestselling book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," and the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. Learn about our editorial process Published on March 11, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 150 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts 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. Small Ways to Feel Better When You're Depressed More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength The Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Strength If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health With Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter JoJo Friday Fix: How to Become Mentally Stronger Uncovering Self-Help Strategies That Work With Dirty Heads Lead Vocalist Jared Watson 5 Things I Wish More People Understood About Mental Strength By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, 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. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.