At Shoorah, we believe in looking after number 1 – after all, if we take self-care and prioritise our own mental health, we’ll be much better placed to look after others and we’ll have so more to contribute to the world.
To be the parent we want to be, we need to put ourselves first sometimes.
To be achieve the best results at work we need to take care of ourselves.
To feel our best selves we must meet our own needs.
Supporting our own mental health matters so much more than many of us realise….and it’s something we can learn to do proactively, instead of waiting until we experience a problem with our mental health.
With Shoorah you can learn to put yourself first and support your own mental health without feeling guilty….and while still managing to fit everything else into your life.
It’s hard. Life is busy, people place demands on us every day and often we don’t feel like we have enough time as it is.
But it’s not selfish to put ourselves first and manage our own mental health as a priority – in fact it’s essential. To show up every day in life the way we want to starts with a little self-care.
So here are 5 proven ways to put yourself first and improve your mental wellbeing……
Practice mindfulness and meditation:
Mindfulness and meditation practices are proven to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, and improve our overall well-being. Shoorah’s many meditation options allow you to escape the stresses of a busy day, feel more calm through life’s ups and downs and be more present.
Exercise or movement releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals that can help improve your mood and reduce stress. It can be as simple as taking a brisk walk or doing some stretching exercises….but it can have a hugely positive impact on our state of mental wellness. Using Shoorah’s rituals tool means you can built daily habits that help you feel amazing.
Focus on sleep:
Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining good mental health and many of Shoorah’s meditations are designed to help you improve your sleep. Try to aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and establish a regular sleep schedule if you can that helps you wind down before bed.
Connect with others:
How often do you see your friends and the people that lift your energy? Social support is crucial for good mental wellbeing. Try to make an effort to connect with friends and family, join a social group or club, or consider volunteering.
Doing things that are just for you – purely for YOUR enjoyment is really important to how you feel. This can include activities like taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, or indulging in a hobby you enjoy. Try to prioritise self-care activities that bring you joy and help you recharge. Our Shoorah tools help you find a way to spend more of your time doing things you enjoy……which can work wonders for your mental health.
At Shoorah we help you prioritise your mental health and build the actions and practices into your life that help you feel more calm, content and happy.