The 10 Tools for Living Your Life Well
These proven tools can help young people feel stronger and more hopeful.
(From Mental Health America)
- Connect with Others. People who feel connected are happier and healthier--and may even live longer.
- Stay Positive. People who regularly focus on the positive in their lives are less upset by painful memories.
- Get Physically Active. Exercise can help relieve insomnia and reduce depression.
- Help Others. People who consistently help others experience less depression, greater calm and fewer pains.
- Get Enough Sleep. Not getting enough rest increases risks of weight gain, accidents, reduced memory and heart problems.
- Create Joy and Satisfaction. Positive emotions can boost the ability to bounce back from stress.
- Eat Well. Eating healthy food and regular meals can increase energy, lower the risk of developing certain diseases and influence mood.
- Take Care of the Spirit. People who have strong spiritual lives may be healthier and live longer. Spirituality seems to cut the stress that can contribute to disease.
- Deal Better with Hard Times. People who can tackle problems or get support in a tough situation tend to feel less depressed.
- Get Professional Help if You Need It. More than 80 percent of people who are treated for depression improve.