When you want to improve your physical health, it’s a pretty straightforward process—you exercise and adjust your diet. You can lift weights, take supplements, optimize your fitness routine, and draw from a wealth of scientific knowledge to fully optimize your body. When you put in the work, you will see results in the form of bigger muscles or a more desirable physique.
But for most of us, it’s not so clear how to improve your mental health—or why it even changes so much over time. We struggle with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that seemingly come from nowhere, and when we do take action to make positive changes, it’s hard to measure progress.
The good news is that improving your mental health is possible, no matter your background or past experiences, and no matter your age.
This simple guide to improving your mental fitness can help you get started on what will be a rewarding, lifelong journey. Keep in mind, your approach to managing your mental health can and should evolve as you learn more about what works for you. It’s always best to seek an assortment of management and prevention practices to add to your toolkit.
Let’s discuss what can cause changes in mental health as we age. We’ll also give you some simple steps you can take toward a happier, more resilient inner world.