If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.

This statement may be confronting for some. From experience I know this to be true. I also know it can feel a case of easier said than done. But small steps towards improving your health does not require a major burden in your life. There are many areas of life that contribute to your mental well being that can be addressed with simple actions.

For instance if you experience elevated moods then avoiding stimulating foods, substances, environments, movies, music etc. is a simple thing you can limit or remove if they are adding to your symptoms.

On the other side if you are experiencing low moods watching sad movies or disturbing and upsetting content should be avoided as it will only exasperate what you are feeling.

Becoming aware of what contributes to affecting your moods in an unhelpful way is a part of cultivating a healthier mind and overall life.