Need a Mental Health Boost? Try This Now

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Does your mental health need a boost? We have some self-care activities that are easy to do and work. Check them out on HealthyPlace.

Need a Mental Health Boost? Try This Now

Your mental health isn’t a gamble. It’s something you work on intentionally, every single day. Actively working on your mental health pays off in big ways: you can lessen the effects of depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and every other mental health challenge when you engage in self-care activities and choose behaviors that move you forward.

Even when you know that purposefully working on mental health is important, it can be hard to know what to do or find motivation to do it. That’s where tossing the dice to boost your mental health comes into play.

Enhancing mental health can be fun when you make a game of it. Consider, for example, a game of toss the dice.

  • Buy or make a large die.
  • Create a label on each side
  • At least once an hour, toss the die and do the activity you roll

Possible activities to include on your die are seemingly endless. These might inspire you:

  • Breathe deeply for one minute
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Walk for five minutes
  • Be grateful for something in your day so far
  • Repeat an affirmation
  • Stretch
  • Read for a few minutes
  • Say a prayer or other meaningful contemplation

Make as many dice as you wish, and roll one every hour. Don’t leave your mental health to chance.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: What activities help boost your mental health? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Bipolar Quality of Life Between Episodes (During Euthymia)
  2. The Importance of Surrender in Eating Disorder Recovery
  3. Commonalities in Eating Disorders and Pornography Addictions

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Quote

"You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day."

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2020, January 13). Need a Mental Health Boost? Try This Now, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: January 14, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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