#MentalHealth is just as important as physical health. Here are 5 tips to manage stress, anxiety & protect your #MentalHealth. πŸ’™

1⃣ Avoid bad habits 🚭

Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone.
2⃣ Do activities you love 🧘🏿

Take time out of your day to do some other activities you enjoy. #MentalHealthMonday
3⃣ Limit the news πŸ“°

Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.

4⃣ Look after your body 🀸🏿

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet.
5⃣ Stay connected ☎️

Don't completely isolate yourself from other people. Talking to people you trust can help. #MentalHealthMonday

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