5 Tips To Care For Your Mental Health

Mental health is so important for everyone. Unfortunately, when you're a freelancer, sometimes finding the support you need can be difficult. So we've got 5 tips for you to help take charge of your mental health.

Maintaining good mental health is crucial for everyone, and this is especially true for freelancers, who sometimes struggle to find the support they need. We’ve compiled five tips to help you take charge of your mental well-being.

Talk To Friends and Family 

When you’re a freelancer, it’s not always easy to find the support you need, talking to friends and family is great for reassurance and support. Even if it’s currently over the phone or facetime, talking with others can make us connected and happier. Ring a friend to talk about their day, you might find they share similar problems where you can support one another.

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep might be the last thing on our minds when we’re rushed off our feet, but a good night’s rest is incredibly important for your mental health. Lack of sleep can cause us to feel more anxious so it’s important to get at least 7 hours a night. We all love a lazy Sunday morning, take time this weekend to catch up on your sleep so you can feel refreshed and energised for the week ahead. 

Do Something For Yourself 

When life gets busy, we often put our needs on hold to help others. Take some time for yourself, whether this is catching up on your favourite show to trying a new hobby, do something everyday that makes you happy. You might want to pick up a hobby from your childhood or try something you’ve always wanted to. It can even be as simple as making your favourite meal or a cup of tea!

Live as Healthily As Possible

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for freelancers. It can be hard to get into a routine of a healthy diet and regular exercise however, they are both essential for maintaining your mental health. Eating well can help increase our energy levels and regular exercise can increase your mood with a release of endorphins. Regular exercise can help you work towards both physical and mental goals, the sense of achievement after meeting one of your goals is incredible, even if it only starts out as taking a 10 minute walk everyday!

Take A Break

Don’t be afraid to take a break, whether this is from social media or even a friendship circle that you don’t feel is benefiting you at the moment. Saying no to plans can be difficult but allows you to spend time with yourself and understand what you need to become happier and in touch with your mental health. Even if it’s just occasionally, taking a break from plans and social media can leave you feeling happier, helping set you up again once you’re ready.

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