Mental Health Tips

August 15, 2016

  • Stop work tasks and responding to work emails after 8pm (at the latest).

August 16, 2016

  • Get outside and take a walk

August 17, 2016

  • Affirm yourself for something today

August 18, 2016

  • Slow down

August 19, 2016

  • Have an authentic conversation with a friend

August 22, 2016

  • Do something you enjoy for 30 minutes today

August 23, 2016

  • Trust your instincts

August 24, 2016

  • Ask for help

August 25, 2016

  • Find a flower and spend some time admiring it

August 26, 2016

  • Give someone a compliment

August 29, 2016

  • Stand up for something you believe in

August 30, 2016

  • Be kind to yourself

August 31, 2016

  • Make wise dating choices

September 1, 2016

  • Say no to something you don’t want to do

September 2, 2016

  • Observe your thoughts and let go of the unhelpful ones

September 6, 2016

  • Find something you appreciate about your job (even if you don’t like it very much)

September 7, 2016

  • Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while

September 8, 2016

  • Embrace your quirks

September 9, 2016

  • Say yes to something you want to do

September 12, 2016

  • Look for reasons to laugh

September 13, 2016

  • Go to bed early enough to get 8 hours of sleep tonight

September 14, 2016

  • Speak up for yourself

September 15, 2016

  • Let go of the grudge

September 16, 2016

  • Treat yourself

September 19, 2016

  • Learn something new

September 20, 2016

  • Take things one step at a time

September 21, 2016

  • Know that you are enough

September 22, 2016

  • Know that you are enough

September 23, 2016

  • Let yourself cry

September 26, 2016

  • Say what you mean

September 27, 2016

  • Take a real lunch break

September 28, 2016

  • Be confident in your vision (inspired by Issa Rae)

September 29, 2016

  • Don’t take yourself so seriously

September 30, 2016

  • Listen without coming up with a response

October 3, 2016

  • Make time for regular exercise

October 4, 2016

  • Remember that hard days/months/seasons don’t last forever

October 5, 2016

  • Don’t take it personally

October 6, 2016

  • Spend time with friends

October 7, 2016

  • Take a break

October 10, 2016

  • Spend 5 minutes (or more) in silence paying attention to your breath (i.e. meditate)

October 11, 2016

  • Check in with yourself about how you’re doing

October 12, 2016

  • Create space for yourself in your life

October 13, 2016

  • Do something you’ve been putting off

October 14, 2016

  • Step back to gain perspective

October 17, 2016

  • Take deep breaths when you feel angry

October 18, 2016

  • If you are a survivor of sexual violence, know it was not your fault

October 19, 2016

  • Take a sick day when you’re sick

October 20, 2016

  • Spend time alone without being on social media

October 21, 2016

  • Make time for fun!

October 24, 2016

  • Own your decisions

October 25, 2016

  • Acknowledge your accomplishments

October 26, 2016

  • Be curious

October 27, 2016

  • Own and assert your needs

October 28, 2016

  • Actively relax any tension in your body

October 31, 2016

  • Eat something that’s good for your body

November 1, 2016

  • Acknowledge your childhood wounds

November 2, 2016

  • Give yourself a break

November 3, 2016

  • Celebrate your victories

November 4, 2016

  • Watch your alcohol consumption

November 7, 2016

  • Make your voice heard

November 8, 2016

  • Find joy

November 9, 2016

  • Keep breathing and put one foot in front of the other

November 10, 2016

  • Accept and allow whatever emotions you are experiencing

November 14, 2016

  • Reaffirm your rights

November 15, 2016

  • Hold on to your humanity

November 16, 2016

  • Connect with people you love

November 17, 2016

  • Reconnect to your values

November 18, 2016

  • Do something nice for someone

November 21, 2016

  • Show up

November 22, 2016

  • Actively cultivate gratitude

November 23, 2016

  • Slow down

November 24, 2016

  • Show your appreciation

November 28, 2016

  • Apologize for something you did wrong

November 29, 2016

  • Be generous

November 30, 2016

  • Protect your relationship

December 1, 2016

  • Address relationship problems when they arise

December 2, 2016

  • Spend time reflecting on your life and experiences

December 5, 2016

  • Set realistic expectations

December 6, 3016

  • Know your triggers

December 7, 2016

  • Reflect on your contribution to interpersonal conflict

December 8, 2016

  • Remember that you are not defined by the things you have (or don’t have)

December 9, 2016

  • Let go of perfectionism

December 13, 2016

  • Don’t believe everything you think

December 14, 2016

  • Prioritize something that’s important to you

December 15, 2016

  • Step back and take a broader perspective

December 16, 2016

  • If you’re feeling depressed or overwhelmed, focus on getting through the day one minute at a time

December 19, 2016

  • Listen to soothing music

December 20, 2016

  • Learn from your mistakes

December 21, 2016

  • Create a holiday tradition that feels right for you

December 23, 2016

  • Rest

December 24, 2016

  • Be in the present moment

December 26, 2016

  • Show love to someone

December 27, 2016

  • Take stock of the last year

December 29, 2016

  • Identify something you’re grateful for

January 3, 2017

  • Live life fully

January 4, 2017

  • Accept how you are feeling in this moment

January 5, 2017

  •  Get a full night’s sleep before making big decisions

January 6, 2017

  • Remember that true fulfillment comes from within

January 9th, 2017

  • Don’t let yourself be diminished by other people’s opinions of you

January 19th, 2017

  • Be your own hero

January 11th, 2017

  • Advocate for yourself

January 12th, 2017

  • Take some personal time

January 13, 2017

  • Be you

January 17, 2017

  • Push yourself gently

January 18, 2017

  • Check your assumptions

January 19, 2017

  • Know your personal cycles

January 20, 2017

  • Breathe through the pain

January 23, 2017

  • Let go of self-judgment

January 24, 2017

  • Manage your time wisely

January 25, 2017

  • Look beyond your struggles

January 26, 2017

  • Set healthy boundaries

January 27, 2017

  • Forgive yourself

January 30, 2017

  • Do what you can

January 31, 2017

  • Identify  your values

February 1, 2017

  • Celebrate your culture

February 2, 2017

  • Get lost in a good song

February 3, 2017

  • Take responsibility for your actions

February 6, 2017

  • Get comfortable being yourself

February 7, 2017

  • Love yourself unconditionally

February 8, 2017

  • Tell someone how you’re feeling

February 9, 2017

  • Acknowledge the good and the bad

February 10, 2017

  • Remember that you don’t have to have everything figured out right now

February 13, 2017

  • Be your own valentine

February 14, 2017

  • Engage in healthy communication

February 15, 2017

  • Expand your idea of success

February 16, 2017

  • Try not to let your anxiety keep you from doing things. Feel the anxiety and do it anyway

February 17, 2017

  • Pay attention to your experience

February 20, 2017

  • Use feedback to help you grow

February 21, 2017

  • Don’t let your fantasies about the future keep you from enjoying the present

February 22, 2017

  • Remember that learning something new often involves feeling confused

February 23, 2017

  • Try not to focus on the worst case scenario

February 24, 2017

  • Remember that you are not alone in your suffering

February 27, 2017

  • Figure out what’s right for you

February 28, 2017

  • Try not to take your irritability out on other people

March 1, 2017

  • Make space for whatever comes

March 2, 2017

  • Let yourself be a full human

March 3, 2017

  • Remember that your worth is not dependent on your accomplishments

March 6, 2017

  • Don’t over-schedule yourself

March 7, 2017

  • Ground yourself in your body

March 8, 2017

  • Embrace your womanhood

March 9, 2017

  • Set aside time to think through things that are bothering you instead of worrying

March 10, 2017

  • Be honest about what you need

March 13, 2017

  • Let yourself learn from others

March 14, 2017

  • Remember that you are not broken

March 15, 2017

  • Tell someone what you appreciate about them

March 16, 2017

  • Don’t struggle against life

March 17, 2017

  • Don’t argue over text

March 20, 2017

  • Increase your non-judgmental self-awareness

March 21, 2017

  • Cut back when you’re feeling overwhelmed

March 22, 2017

  • Recognize your addictive tendencies (may not be related to drugs, alcohol, or food)

March 23, 2017

  • Identify the strength in your weakness and the weakness in your strength

March 24, 2017

  • Spend time in nature

March 27, 2017

  • Ask big questions without answers

March 28, 2017

  • Acknowledge the child within you

March 29, 2017

  • Accept the love that people give you

March 30, 2017

  • Be willing to be wrong

March 31, 2017

  • Do something relaxing

April 3, 2017

  • Try a new strategy

April 4, 2017

  • Be there for yourself

April 5, 2017

  • Find beauty in your struggle

April 6, 3017

  • Identify your priorities

April 10, 2017

  • Value yourself

April 11, 2017

  • Spend less time blaming others

April 12, 2017

  • Don’t compare the outside of other people’s lives to the inside of yours

April 13, 2017

  • Prioritize your health and well being

April 14, 2017

  • Develop and internal barometer for what you’re proud of

April 17, 2017

  • Think before you act

April 18, 2017

  • Cultivate a spirit of generosity

April 19, 2017

  • Don’t fantasize about the perfect partner

April 20, 2017

  • Allow yourself to mourn your losses

April 21, 2017

  • Tell your story

April 24, 2017

  • Remember that it’s okay for people to disagree with you

April 25, 2017

  • Seek wise counsel

April 26, 2017

  • Grow from hard experiences

April 27, 2017

  • Nourish yourself

April 28, 2017

  • Share your wisdom with others

May 1, 2017

  • Be intentional

May 2, 2017

  • Increase balance in your life

May 3, 2017

  • Try to understand other people’s perspectives

May 4, 2017

  • Live out your values

May 8, 2017

  • Let yourself relax

May 9, 2017

  • Pay more attention to what you love than what you’re afraid of

May 10, 2017

  • Don’t try to fill an internal void with external things

May 11, 2017

  • Take restorative breaks to prevent burnout

May 12, 2017

  •  Remember that vulnerability is necessary for intimacy

May 15, 2017

  • If you have trouble falling asleep at night try doing a Body Scan for Sleep

May 16, 2017

  • Connect your passions to the world’s problems

May 17, 2017

  • If you’re having trouble letting go of thoughts write them down

May 18, 2017

  • Identify small things that help you feel calm

May 19, 2017

  • Be still

May 22, 2017

  • Reflect on how far you’ve come

May 23, 2017

  • When you have a difficult emotion pay attention to the physical sensations you’re experiencing

May 24, 2017

  • Remember that courage involves feeling fear and doing what’s important anyway

May 25, 2017

  • Stretch gently to release tension

May 26, 2017

  • Try to do one thing at a time instead of multitasking

May 30, 2017

  • Acknowledge when you feel burned out

May 31, 2017

  • Connect to something bigger than yourself

June 1, 2017

  • Limit the time you spend on social media

June 2, 2017

  • Eat foods that are good for you

June 5, 2016

  • Identify things you enjoy doing alone

June 6, 2017

  • Celebrate yourself!

June 7, 2017

  • Know that other people’s discriminatory views are a reflection of them, not you

June 9, 2017

  • Honor your journey

June 12, 2017

  • Listen to your body

June 13, 2017

  • Remember that uncertainty comes with limitless possibilities

June 14, 2017

  • Let yourself shine

June 15, 2017

  • Confide in someone you trust

June 16, 2017

  • Calmly address a concern you have with someone before it boils over

June 19, 2017

  • Take a real vacation (don’t respond to work emails or calls)

July 10, 2017

  • Let yourself soak in wonderful experiences

July 11, 2017

  • Treat yourself to a nice meal

July 12, 2017

  • Know that you’re not the only one struggling

July 13, 2017

  • If you worry a lot and have trouble sleeping set aside a “worry time” an hour or so before bed where you write down or think about everything your concerned about

July 14, 2017

  • Try a different strategy

July 17, 2017

  • Tell someone you trust about an emotional burden you’ve been carrying

July 18, 2017

  • Take a restorative vacation

July 19, 2017

  • Try to acknowledge your impulses without following them

July 20, 2017

  • Reflect on what gives life meaning for you

July 21, 2017

  • Say yes to life

July 24, 2017

  • Look for kindness in the world

July 25, 2017

  • Comfort yourself

July 26, 2017

  • Notice when you feel truly happy

July 27, 2017

  • Go to therapy

July 28, 2017

  • Cultivate supportive relationships

July 31, 2017

  • Remember that life is not a zero sum game

August 1, 2017

  •  Take time to let yourself be

August 2, 2017

  • Reflect on the identities that are important to you

August 3, 2017

  • Let yourself feel deeply

August 4, 2017

  • Celebrate the successes of others

August 7, 2017

  • If you’re feeling depressed or sluggish try doing some light exercise or moving your body in some way

August 8, 2017

  • Invest in your health and well-being

August 9, 2017

  • Stay off of social media when you’re feeling sad

August 10, 2017

  • Open your heart

August 11, 2017

  • Notice the stories your mind tells you

August 14, 2017

  • Turn to loved ones for emotional support

August 16, 2017

  • Acknowledge your anger and outrage and express it constructively

August 17, 2017

  • Draw on the strength and courage of your ancestors

August 18, 2017

  • Cultivate a loving relationship with yourself

August 21, 2017

  • Honor the seasons and cycles of life

August 22, 2017

  • Check in with yourself to identify how you are feeling

August 23, 2017

  • Give yourself and others grace

August 24, 2017

  • Do some gentle yoga when you’re feeling stressed

August 25, 2017

  • Acknowledge any trauma you have experienced

August 28, 2017

  • Break your goals down into small steps

August 29, 2017

  • If you notice yourself judging other people, pause and reflect on how you’re feeling about yourself

August 30, 2017

  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ground yourself by noticing what you can see, hear, and physically feel

August 31, 2017

  • Acknowledge what you’ve learned

September 1, 2017

  • Cultivate connection in your life

September 5, 2017

  • Don’t base your happiness on something you hope will happen in the future. Look for it in the present

September 6, 2017

  • Try not to let painful experiences harden your heart

September 7, 2017

  • Do something special for yourself

September 8, 2017

  • Remember what helped you get through difficult times in the past

September 11, 2017

  • Let yourself be vulnerable with people you trust

     

September 12, 2017

  • Show gratitude to your body for carrying you

September 13, 2017

  • Remember that life is not just about doing, it is also about being

September 14, 2017

  • Manage your relationship anxiety to have healthy relationships

September 15, 2017

  • Remember that it is okay not to know everything

September 18, 2017

  • Laugh at the ridiculous moments in life

September 19, 2017

  • Do the best you can with what you’ve got

September 20, 2017

  • Be proactive about taking care of your mental health

September 21, 2017

  • Do the hard thing you’ve been avoiding but know you need to do

September 22, 2017

  • Savor your experiences

September 25, 2017

  • Be yourself

September 26, 2017

  • Focus on moving towards what you love rather than away from the things that you fear

September 27, 2017

  • Acknowledge the work you’ve done that’s gotten you this far

September 28, 2017

  • Know that if you suppress your emotions they will manifest in an unhealthy way

September 29, 2017

  • Accept yourself, it is the best foundation for growth

October 2, 2017

  • Even when it’s difficult, try to remember the goodness in humanity

October 3, 2017

  • One key to moving forward after a break up is accepting that the relationship is over

October 4, 2017

  • Tell someone you trust about any shame you are experiencing

October 5, 2017

  • Breathe through your frustration and wait until you’re calmer to act

October 6, 2017

  • Go for a walk without your phone

October 9, 2017

  • Don’t apologize for your presence

October 10, 2017

  • Own your strengths

October 11, 2017

  • Remember that learning and growing is a process that takes time

October 12, 2017

  • Take time to pause when you feel happy

October 13, 2017

  • Stop worrying about what other people think

October 16, 2017

  • Know that any sexual harassment, abuse, or assault you have experienced is not your fault

October 17, 2017

  • Create routines that make your life easier

October 18, 2017

  • Create quiet spaces in your life

October 19, 2017

  • Be an active participant in your life

October 20, 2017

  • Remember that trouble doesn’t last always; hard times pass eventually

October 23, 2017

  • Learn how to stay woke and be happy

October 24, 2017

  • Reflect to distinguish unhelpful thoughts from internal wisdom

October 25, 2017

  • Accept help from others

October 26, 2017

  • Make amends

October 27, 2017

  • Set intentions for how you want to engage in your life.

October 30, 2017

  • Have authentic conversations with your friends

October 31, 2017

  • Remember that change takes time

November 1, 2017

  • Talk through or write out your thoughts to gain clarity

November 2, 2017

  • “The boundary of what we can accept in ourselves in the boundary of our freedom.” – Zen Patriarch

November 3, 2017

  • Identify the role you’re playing in maintaining your unhappiness.

November 6, 2017

  • Acknowledge your past experiences without letting them dictate your future

November 7, 2017

  • Do something to care for yourself today

November 8, 2017

  • Be open to new experiences

November 9, 2017

  • Engage in kind accountability with yourself

November 10, 2017

  • Take things one day at a time

November 13, 2017

  • Don’t count yourself out

November 14, 2017

  • Watch the language you use with yourself

November 15, 2017

  • Think of yourself as the sky and your emotions as storms in the sky. Remember that storms can never harm the sky and the sky is always big enough to hold the storms.

November 16, 2017

  • Acknowledge the choices you have

November 17, 2017

  • Be here now
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