How to Prioritize Your Mental Health

Mental Health

How to Prioritize Your Mental Health

Talking about mental health concerns is essential to ensuring we get the treatment we need. While feeling down and periods of anxiety or stress are entirely normal, concerning cases can be hard to catch as they can creep up on us. By discussing how we’re feeling, our friends and loved ones can help identify when a period of sadness or anxiety is unusual. Even if we feel our experiences are entirely normal, it can help to speak to a professional to ensure we aren’t downplaying the severity of our feelings. In addition to getting the opinion of a mental health professional, Prestige Mental Health offers the opportunity to learn how to prioritize your mental health on a day-to-day basis.

Essential Techniques For Prioritizing Mental Health

In addition to learning to speak about our mental and emotional health, we must learn how to prioritize our mental health in our day-to-day lives. It all starts with self-care, which can take many forms. Spending time engaged in our hobbies, eating healthy, taking a relaxing bath, meditating, and getting consistent sleep are all valuable ways of giving ourselves a chance to recharge. By reducing stress, developing healthy habits, and staying active, we do more than reduce our risk of physical illness. These activities can play essential roles in helping promote happiness and mental health. 

In addition to self-care, consider the following tips:

  • Learn To Say No – This can be a severe challenge for many people. You’re one individual and only have so much time in the day. This means you can’t say yes to any requests. Prioritizing mental health means only taking on as much as you can carry and maybe a little less. This is relevant to all areas of your life. Work, relationships, friendships, and even your volunteer efforts must be tempered by being able to say no when needed.
  • Work On Mindfulness – Mindfulness is the technique of living in the present and focusing on our current circumstances over the past or future. Those who practice mindfulness report reduced feelings of depression, panic, and anxiety and elevated periods of happiness. 
  • Connect With Others – This can be a tricky one for many people. Increasing your social connections can take many forms, but connecting with others helps maintain mental health. Whether this means having a large and active group of friends or a small set of intimate friends and family you spend time with, socialization is essential. Even developing online relationships, regardless of their form, can be part of an interconnected support system.

These represent a few important methods of prioritizing your mental health in your day-to-day life.

Contact Prestige Mental Health To Learn More

If you’re struggling with prioritizing yourself and your mental health, contact Prestige Mental Health for help. You can reach us by calling (702) 945-2864 and arranging a visit to our office in Las Vegas, NV, today. We’ll schedule an assessment and consultation with a member of our mental health team. During your visit, you’ll review the details of your lifestyle and related concerns, including work-life balance, socialization, and other elements.

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April is the founder of Prestige Mental Health and is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who is qualified to practice primary care and psychiatry. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. April specializes in psychiatric illnesses including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD/trauma, bipolar, and schizophrenia.