Three tips to bolster your mental health in the coming winter
Get enough good quality sleep, every night.
Sleep has a huge impact on your mood, and your ability to cope with stress and adversity.
Think of the last time you had a poor or short night’s sleep, and how hard it was to get through your workday. Know how many hours of sleep you need a night to feel at your best, and do whatever it takes to get that sleep.
If you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, here are some posts from Psychology Today, that might help:
Exercise, exercise, exercise.
Exercise has been proven to reduce anxiety and depression, and to improve self-esteem and social withdrawal.
If you’re vulnerable to low moods, anxiety, stress, or burnout, exercise should be your best friend.
You should try to get moving every single day but the most important thing is that you get moving as much as possible. Every little bit will make a difference.
If the weather isn’t so nice, find ways to exercise indoors, or bundle up and get outside if you can.