Keeping physically active, eating right, sleeping well do make a difference to our mental health, and they can hep to improve the lives of everybody in everyday practical ways. this article describes some practical tools that we can implement in our day-to-day lives to improve our happiness.
The title of this article is inspired by the ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the past’ on Super Nintendo. This is just a small tool we can give, but you need to put the tool to work in your life. As with the ‘Legend of Zelda’ it will take some time before you notice the benefit from using these tools.
From the depression.org.nz website
The depression.org.nz website Try taking one of these steps:
- go to the beach or bush, listen to the sounds of nature and smell the fresh air.
- get out and do something physical each day, like going for a run, or just going out for a walk.
- sleep in your bed, try heading to bed early and reading a book for 15-20 minutes before sleep.
- keep a bottle of water, to keep hydrated throughout the day.
- cut back on alcohol and recreational drugs, set boundaries that work for you.
- eat healthier meals, why not try cooking yourself and throw in some extra vegetables?
Here are some useful links:
From the http://www.calm.auckland.ac.nz web site
The University of Auckland offers the free CALM website, Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind.
It is possible to learn skills which can enable us to be happier in our day to day lives and to develop a healthier perspective on the way we see the world. The CALM website includes free audio tracks for developing positive mind states, managing stress, maintaining healthy relationships, Finding meaning in life and adversity, and include guided meditations.
Here is a useful link:
May you be happy, from @happyops