Speak Woman Magazine Spring 2018 Issue of Speak Woman Magazine - Page 16

How To Boost Your Mental Health Cont. Here are tips that will kick-start your journey to boosting your mental health. 1. Meditate Meditation is the act of resting the mind and consciously focusing on a desired object or thought. In this constantly moving world we must train our minds to slow down. While there are many types and meth- ods of meditation the goal remains the same; to increase consciousness and decrease anxiety. Meditation is a great time for prayer &/or affirmations. **Meditation offers many benefits including: Enhanced self-awareness, strengthened immune system, develops intuition/discernment, increases creativity & productivity and m ore. 2. Be Good To Yourself This sounds simple, but can be very difficult. We spend so much time taking care of others that it be- comes difficult to take care of self, but boosting mental health begins and ends with self-care. Take time out of each day to do something for you. This includes eating well, drinking plenty of water, exercise, and sleeping well. Be good to you and you will be good to others. 16