01/8Give your mental health a boost with the help of these tips

Give your mental health a boost with the help of these tips

As the on-the-go lifestyle is becoming ever so common, more and more people are developing mental health disorders due to it. Stress, anxiety and depression are some of the most common issues many people suffer from daily. That is why taking small steps to improve your mood can help give your mental health a big boost and improve the quality of your life. Here are a few tiny changes you can make to improve your well-being.


02/8Breathe in, breathe out

Breathe in, breathe out

Meditate as much as you can and as often as you can. Sure, you live a busy life but that doesn't mean you can't spare ten minutes to breathe in and breathe out the right way. Just sit in your favourite spot, clear your mind off the clutter and breathe.


03/8Consume more fruits and vegetables

Consume more fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables contain all the necessary vitamins and nutrients that are required by your body to stay healthy and fit. Eat more fruits and veggies so that your body gets a boost of that much-needed energy. And the better you feel, the happier you're bound to be.


04/8Think of one thing you're thankful for

Think of one thing you're thankful for

Make sure to turn this into a habit. Every night, before you go to bed think of just one thing that you're grateful for. You could keep a journal in which you write it down or you could type it in your phone and look at it whenever you want. This will help you stay grounded and will also remind you that there are things out there to love.


05/8Wake up by early

Wake up by early

When you wake up bright and early make sure to open a window and get in some light. This will help set the clock on your circadian rhythm and help you feel energised. You will also feel more awake all day. Make sure to get up at least by 6:30 a.m. From tea to meditation, there are many ways to try and go to bed early if you are not an early sleeper. Stick to a routine. By doing this every day, you may not even need an alarm clock to wake you up.


06/8Keep a glass of water by your bedside

Keep a glass of water by your bedside

Now that you are taking care of your sleep habits, the next thing you need to focus on is your digestive health. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up to make sure your bowel movement is in order. Avoid eating or drinking anything else before you consume water. Good digestive health is just as important as sleep to boost your mood. Therefore, it is important that you don't skip this step.


07/8Practice nonreactivity

Practice nonreactivity

Most of us (especially those of us who travel by public transport) tend to react quickly in a heated way toward traffic or crowded trains. While you may encounter many things in your day that can cause stress, you have to remember you have little control over those stressors. However, you do have control over how you react to these types of situations. Try to find ways to stay calm. You can even look for the humour in the chaos. Practising nonreactivity and equanimity can help boost your mental health in more ways than you realise.


08/8Try and avoid caffeine

Try and avoid caffeine

Caffeine is an anxiogenic drug, which can cause a lot of people to feel anxious and on edge. You need to reassess just how much of it you are drinking. If it's causing you issues like depression and insomnia, then it's time to put down the coffee cup and replace it with something that can help you de-stress. If it's too hard to give up coffee, you can try decaf.