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Your Self-Care Tool Kit for Mental Health

Mental health is essential to our overall health- it includes the emotional, psychological, and the social sides of our well-being. Our cognitive thinking, actions, our feelings, and our perceptions are all influenced by our mental health.

Everyone has their own “why” behind their commitment to health and wellness and for me, mental health has been at the top of the list. I never really struggled with my weight or my skin, but mental health (stress/anxiety, depression) has been an area that I, like many others, have had experience with. This is a large reason why I take a natural approach to health and wellness. I share this because, first, it’s mental health awareness month and second, I think talking about mental health should be something we start to make more normal and comforable. In fact, when you have overcome a struggle of any kind, it should inspire others to have hope that they too can make it through those hurdles and have a happy, healthy, and successful life.

I have listed some of the self-care strategies, complete with checklists under each strategy, that have helped me with my mental health and can help you too.

Self-Care Checklists for Mental Health

Simply click the arrow next to each category for a drop down checklist.

Manage Stress

Exercise- Incorporating 20-30 minutes of exercise 5 days per week will help reduce stress hormones and increase feel good endorphins.

Spend time in nature- A simple daily walk can do wonders. Finding exercise you enjoy outdoors is a win, win.

Journal- Pour a cup of tea and spend a little time pausing, and reflecting. Getting your thoughts and feelings down on paper will also help with mental clarity throughout the day.

Active rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation- Deep relaxation stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Have a spa day, get a facial, massage, body treatment or sweat it out in an infrared sauna session.

See a therapist- We see health care professionals for our physical health and it's important to include mental health. A therapist can help offer support in dealing with life's various challenges.

Have a skincare ritual- Morning and evening skincare rituals can help us feel refreshed and develop skin health. Try an aromatic steamed facial compress for added relaxation. Having time for yourself to decompress will rejuvenate your senses and uplift your mood.

Hydrotherapy- Take a 20 minute hot epsom bath once per week. Start by dry brushing your body to stimulate the lymphatic system for added detox. Use your favorite essential oils and do a face mask while you soak away your stress.

Get Quality Sleep

Maintain a Healthful Diet

Build Social Connections

Be Mindful

One of our certified health coaches can help provide you with the accountability and support you need to help reach your health goals. A variety of areas are covered including diet and exercise, stress management, self-care, time management and more. For a free 30 minute consult click below.



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