Steps To Mental Wellbeing

By: Louy Grey

Not scientifically reviewed by Dr. Eeks


Photo by Mental Health America (MHA):

The world is a stressful place, isn’t it? It can often feel as though it’s just one stressful situation after another, and you might wonder what all that’s doing to your mental wellbeing – the answer is that it’s definitely not helping, and it’s probably harming you. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize mental health just like we do our physical health, and the good news is there are various ways to do it. With that in mind, keep reading for some useful steps to mental wellbeing that you can start at any time and, over time, see some excellent results. 

Get Outside More

Spending time outside is a simple thing to do, and no matter how busy you might be, you’ll be able to find a few minutes – literally – to get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Ideally, you’ll have more than a few minutes and you’ll be able to go for a walk or sit for a while in a local park, for example, but anything is better than nothing when it comes to getting outside and benefitting from being in nature. 


Nature has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can even have a positive effect on depression, and whether you go for a walk or a hike or anything else, it’s good for you. Plus, you’ve got the benefit of sunlight exposure (depending on the time of day, of course), which helps to boost serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and makes you feel good, so there are plenty of reasons to get outside more. 


CBD, or cannabidiol, is a popular way to help with anxiety, and as people are learning more about it, it’s getting even more popular. CBD isn’t something that will get you high, so you don’t have to worry about that, but it will – studies suggest – help to relax you, which means you can de-stress and you’ll feel a lot less anxious about things. Many people do report feeling calmer and more relaxed when they try CBD products from, and they’re able to cope with the challenges that tend to crop up in daily life much more easily. 


Of course, you’ll need to do your own research about this, and it’s best to speak to a professional if you’re taking other medication, just to be safe. However, it could be that this is a fantastic step to mental wellbeing, and it’s certainly something to consider. 

Talk To Someone 

When it comes to your mental health, communication is truly important, and sharing your thoughts, feelings, and the experiences you’ve gone through with others can give you a huge feeling of relief, plus you’ll know you’ve got support, which is also very important. 

You can talk to a trusted friend or family member, people in a support group (online or in person), or perhaps a qualified therapist – who you talk to is going to depend on your preferences as well as the kind of support you’re looking for), so don’t hesitate to reach out if you find you need to unload your issues – there will definitely be someone willing to listen.

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