6 Ways To Quickly Give Your Mental Health a Boost

Posted May 13, 2022 by Guest Poster -

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Our mental health affects every aspect of our lives.

People who pay close attention to their mental health, and work on its improvement, tend to live happier and healthier lives.

Consequently, the opposite is also true –neglecting to nurture your mental health can have negative impacts like increased stress, suppressed mood, decrease in self-esteem, and more.

Here are a few simple ways that you can quickly boost your mental health:

  • Track gratitude and achievement in a journal: Get out a pen and paper and write down 3 things you are grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish every day. Seeing your accomplishments on paper can help remind you of how great you are doing.
  • Take time to laugh: Laughter helps reduce anxiety and is linked to elevated moods. Perhaps try some laughing yoga, watch a comedy, or play a game for some elevated laughs.


  • Get off the grid and take time for yourself: Disconnect from social media, emails, alerts, and interruptions. We encourage you to take at least 24 hours off per month from ALL things social media.
  • Dance while you do your housework: Turn those mundane chores into an opportunity to celebrate and let loose.  Bump the tunes and get down with yourself.
  • Spend some time with a furry friend: If you aren’t allergic, of course. If you don’t have a pet, spend some time with a friend who does. Animals are amazing stress relief. It’s also time for all of nature’s babies to be born! Get out those binoculars and watch the miracle of mother nature in action.


  • Go on a nature walk: Studies show that being surrounded by nature can help reduce depression and increase wellness.  Unplug and take in the fresh air. Maybe rent a book about local flowers or birds. Opting outside is a great way to ground yourself when things get tough.



Wyoming Suicide Help Line 988

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

This post was written by a Charlie Health employee and mental health professional as part of a partnership with PrairieWifeInHeels.com that lasted from August 2021 – May 2022

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Categories: Health and Wellness, This and That

Tags: , , , , , , ,


* indicates required