5 Ways To Prioritize Your Mental Health

Life can get overwhelming but your mental health should be one of your priorities. Here are 5 ways that will help you prioritize your mental health in 2020:

Be Selfish

When it comes to your mental health it’s okay to be selfish. It’s okay to take some time out to work on your mental health. So if you ever feel overwhelmed or like your mental health may be deteriorating just remember it’s okay to take some time to work on it even though it may seem selfish.

Make “Me” Time

Make sure you are taking some time out every day for some “me” time. It’s important to take some time to relax and do something you enjoy that helps you relax. Even if it means taking some time to do absolutely nothing.

Learn To Say No

It’s okay to say no to people/things when you aren’t feeling so great. If you need some time off and just can’t help it you shouldn’t feel guilty for saying no to someone. Explain to them that you don’t feel up to it and can’t help it and if they care about you they will understand.

Learn Your Triggers

Learn what triggers you so that you can avoid it or at least be prepared for it if you can’t avoid it altogether. Furthermore, try to figure out some calming techniques that help you deal with the triggers.

Seek Help

If you are truly feeling overwhelmed and as though you need professional help please seek professional help.

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98 thoughts on “5 Ways To Prioritize Your Mental Health

  1. Great points! Mental health is extremely important. As for me, I’ve had to learn to say no. It wasn’t easy at first, but I’ve gotten better with it. Great post!

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  2. Love this! I have been doing my best to prioritize my mental health and day no to even family and friends sometimes. We have to make sure we are looking at the big picture and make sure that we are pouring more care and support I to ourselves versus overextending ourselves for everyone else. 👍🏾 thanks for sharing!

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  3. I absolutely love this!! It’s so important to be “selfish” like you say. i’m a mental health and lifestyle blogger, please visit my blog sometime! In the mean time, I will reach out to you over email! xoxo

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  4. I think most of us has a problem saying “no” and if we do say “no”, we think that we have to follow it up with an excuse, which in actual fact, shouldn’t even be an issue. I have to remind myself constantly that my “no” can just remain that…without an excuse or a reason for it.

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    1. I absolutely agree it’s like we’re wired to not say no and feel guilty when we do so we come up with excuses but like you said saying no is okay. You’re allowed to say no.


  5. Love this advice! I am so guilty of putting everything else before my own mental health – mostly my uni work! It’s great to have this reminder

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  6. These 5 tasks can often be really difficult, like saying no, but they are so essential! I’m glad that you are spreading awareness about mental health.

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  7. This is great advice for everyone! I especially like the tip on saying no. It’s helpful to be reminded that saying no shouldn’t make you feel guilty. And all your tips are interrelated. Sometimes saying no is a form of self-care and being selfish. Good post! I enjoyed it.


    1. Thank you! Saying no is definitely very important and can sometimes be necessary. It’s something that we tend to feel guilty about but honestly you should not feel bad for prioritizing yourself.

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  8. At times, doing stuff for yourself is judged as being selfish. Especially in societies where community is prioritised over the individual. This attitude is reflected by our family in dealing with us which makes the situation tougher.

    Being selfish is not so easy. Specifically, when you are called out for it. There should be a healthy balance between the community and the individual to achieve good mental health.

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    1. I absolutely agree and I think we need to work on changing societies views on mental health because a lot of people are afraid of seeking help or prioritizing themselves due to the stigmas attached to mental health problems.


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