Staying sharp mentally is a component of self-care that doesn’t get as much attention as diet, exercise, relaxation, and sleep typically do.

Yet all of those activities – and many more – contribute to helping you stay mentally healthy.

With mental health awareness making the news in myriad ways and touching some of our lives quite personally, paying attention to the factors that contribute to anxiety, depression, and other related illnesses can help us take positive steps toward addressing them.

Studies have shown that strong social ties can improve your health and decrease your risk for depression. That means connecting with friends and family counts as self-care! Laughter, meditation, learning something new, journaling, and spending time outside are also great ways to keep you mentally healthy.

This week, we’re giving you some tips on mental self-care, and how you can develop a wellness mindset, on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. In the feature article, I also share four mental states that can lead to mistakes if you’re not careful. It’s not a coincidence that these four mental states are often a signal for the need of better self-care in our daily routines.

Pick one item from the ideas listed above and make it your self-care action item for today. Take a break from your desk, clear your head, and refresh your mindset!

Supporting your administrative success,
Julie Perrine

P.S. When you don’t make self-care a priority, your energy, productivity, and focus take a nose dive. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to recharge your batteries and refill your tank. It’s time to develop your personal self-care plan. We can help! Click here to find out more.