How Have You Taken Care Of Yourself Today?
The use of self-help tools can increase self-awareness and the ability to cope with everyday life in healthier ways. Whether you are working with a mental health professional or looking to improve your emotional well-being on your own, there are so many self-help strategies that you can practice to help you succeed! These coping techniques can be a great place to start helping yourself feel better and move forward!
- Self-Care: Engage in a consistent routine that includes physical activity, a healthy diet, and adequate rest to help you manage stress, improve your mood, help your brain function well, and regulate your sleep/wake cycles.
- Relaxation: Take time to breathe and be present in the here and now, using healthy activities that you find relaxing and enjoyable. This may include taking a bath, watching a movie, going for a walk, reading, listening to music, eating your favorite food, journaling, meditating, socialization, etc.
- Gratitude: Intentionally think of something you are grateful for each day. This may include a friend/family member, a pet/plant, food, health, education, etc.
- Connecting with Others: Spend time with those you find a healthy connection to, and/or volunteer or become involved in a club, sport, social group, or civic organization.
- Support System: Reach out to those in your personal and/or professional support system for guidance and support.
*It is important to note that unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as use of alcohol and other drugs, should be avoided. While they may give some temporary relief, they can also exacerbate and intensify symptoms and harm your overall emotional well-being.*
For additional self-help tools, check out the apps, articles, and resources found throughout our website!
*Note: As you are taking steps to better your emotional well-being, this website is not intended to replace professional help. Please reach out to a professional if you find yourself in need of additional support!*