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    Tips to improve your mental health

    How to improve your mental health.

    Mental health is crucial to our well-being. Taking care of it will help you feel happier, more productive, and better able to cope with life’s challenges. This blog post will explore tips for improving your mental health.

    1. Practice Self-Care
    Self-care is essential for good mental health. Make time for activities you enjoy, such as reading, bathing, or spending time with friends.

    Eat a healthy diet (cut down or eliminate alcohol, no smoking, drink 2L of water daily, eat a balanced diet), sleep well (6 hours of sleep daily), and exercise regularly (30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week is the standard). Taking care of yourself can help you feel better both physically and mentally. 

    Part of self-care is knowing your body, taking note of changes in your physical features. Visit the hospital promptly when you feel anything unusual.

    2. Connect with others
    Connecting with others promotes mental health. Spend time with friends and family, join a social group or participate in community activities. Finding time to bond with others can help you feel supported and less isolated.

    3. Manage stress
    Stress can hurt mental and physical health. Try relaxation methods such as deep breathing and meditation to manage your mood. Make time for activities that help you relax, such as yoga or a massage.

    4. Seek Professional Help
    If you’re struggling with your mental health, get professional help. A trained mental health person will support and guide you to health. They will provide treatment where necessary and help you cope.

    5. Practice gratitude
    Practice gratitude to improve your mental health. Take time each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for, such as your health, family, or job. Focus on the things going well in your life and the positives around you to boost your mood and improve your outlook on life.

    6. Limit Social Media and News Consumption
    Social media and news can be overwhelming and stressful. Reduce your consumption of social media and news to reduce stress and anxiety. Instead, focus on natural activities and things that bring you joy and relaxation.


    Your mental health is essential for your overall well-being. By practicing self-care, connecting with others, managing stress, seeking professional help, practicing gratitude, and limiting social media and news consumption, you can improve your mental health.

    Identify stressors around you and learn to cope with or avoid them where possible to feel better emotionally, physically and mentally. See a healthcare provider if your stress levels are rising without apparent physical symptoms.

    Need to speak with a medical professional? Please call +234 703 620 2190 (Omole) or +234 706 837 2987 (Adeniyi Jones) for bookings and appointments to see a doctor. You can also walk into Mother and Child Hospital at 2 Omole Layout, Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu or 39 Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos State.