March 22nd, 2022
Over the next month we’re teaming up with HBF for a Connect On Health series, offering some actionable and achievable goals on getting healthier – head to HBF’s Health Blog for more useful tips towards a happier and healthier you in 2022 and beyond.
2022, along with the previous two years, has been a lot. We don’t need to recap it for anyone and suffice it to say just the past couple of weeks have been a confronting moment in global history, let alone the little pocket of the world we live in over in Perth. Even before factoring in recent pandemics, war, fires and floods, almost half of Australians will experience some form of mental health condition during their lifetime, with one in five experiencing mental health issues every year.
We’ve teamed up with HBF to try and offer a few achievable ways that can help your state of mind on a day-to-day basis. We are of course no experts, just sharing experiences we’ve found to help us when it comes to mental health, along with sharing the suggestions of those far more knowledgeable to offer a few small things you can try and work on each day that may help. If you’re curious about how health insurance can actually support your mental health, get your head around what’s covered with HBF.
Read on below, and if you or someone you know is struggling, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Sleep (and how to get more of it)
Sleep and mental health are intrinsically linked, and most of us will recognise the effect on our mood even one bad night’s sleep can have. Unfortunately it’s not always that simple to just get more sleep, but here are a few steps you can take to try and improve your chances of getting a decent amount, according to a qualified counsellor:
– Try and have a regular sleep time by getting out of and into bed around the same time each day.
– Relaxation exercises, breathwork, meditation and similar activities before bed can help induce a calming response.
Read More:- https://perthisok.com/local/how-to-improve-mental-health
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