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
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