10 October, 2023

9 tips to boost your mental health

MetLife 360Health team has compiled essential tips and strategies to boost your mental wellbeing. Remember, taking care of your mental health is an ongoing journey that requires proactive engagement.
Make it a habit 
Here are some activities that can improve or help maintain good mental health: 


  1. Creative expression: Engage in creative activities like playing an instrument, creating visual art, or writing poetry or stories. Expressing yourself creatively can be therapeutic and empowering. 
  2. Single-tasking: Commit to focusing on one task at a time. Avoid multi-tasking, as it can reduce productivity and negatively impact your mood. 
  3. Disconnect from tech: Take time away from your phone and other devices. Create a daily tech-free zone to recharge and reduce stress. 
  4. Get it out: Don't suppress your feelings. Instead, express them. Write in a journal, draw, paint, or talk about your emotions with a friend or in a counselling session. 
  5. Meditate: Practice mindfulness through meditation. Even a few minutes of daily meditation can improve focus, mood regulation, and reduce stress. 
  6. Take 5 in nature: Spend time outside and with animals to boost your feel-good hormones, increase energy levels and reduce depression. 
  7. Maintain healthy boundaries: Be direct about your needs and values with others. Prioritise self-care and learn to say ‘no’ when needed. 
  8. Learn something new: Engaging in learning activities boosts confidence and self-esteem, and it provides a sense of purpose.
  9. Connect with others: Good relationships provide a sense of belonging and emotional support. Make time to catch up with family or friends, even if it's not in-person.  

Embrace these tips and strategies to prioritise your well-being and support others in their mental wellness journey. Reach out, connect, and make a difference. 

If you feel that you might need help, don't ignore it. Reach out to relevant resources, such as:  

  • R U OK? (resources to help you start a conversation with those around you who may be struggling with life) 
  • SANE Australia (people living with a mental illness) Phone: 1800 18 7263 
  • Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) Phone: 1300 22 4636 or chat online 
  • Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) Online help 
  • Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) Phone: 13 11 14 or chat online 
  • Suicide Call Back Service (anyone thinking about suicide) Phone: 1300 659 467 

Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not defeat. 

Listen, look, and ask. If you think there is an immediate risk of self-harm, call emergency services (000).  


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