Masterpost On How To Improve Mental Health

Thought i would collect all the things I personally do to feel better about myself
I hope this at least helps some of you :)

•Stop overthinking
•Be kind and good things will happen
•Cry if you need to, you’ll feel better afterwards
•Cuddle with your pets or your friends pets
•Hug your friends
•Hug your parents
•Take some ‘me time’
•Take care of your body! Drink at least 1.5l a day! If you don’t like the taste of pure water, then mix it with some taste you like, but drink. Especially when it’s hot outside
•Appreciate yourself, you’re doing great!
•Walk around outside in the sun
•Sing to yourself
•Do what makes you happy!
•Smell flowers
•Eat what you like
•Buy gifts for yourself or just do so,ething nice for yourself!
•Use face masks if you like them, leave them on for longer if you feel you need to
•Dress how you like
•Use the makeup you like or none at all
•Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do
•Smile at yourself
•Smile at other people
•Love yourself
•Scream if you need to
•Go for a run
•Spend time with yourself
•Learn a new language
•Read
•Study, be a smartass
•Watch a movie
•Dance
•Spend time with people you love
•Remind yourself that you are not alone!
•Talk to people if you don’t feel good! Talking about what bothers you can make you feel better
•Go out
•Watch funny videos
•Party with friends
•Go to are lonely new place
•Learn something new
•Draw
•Meet new people
•Be thankful
•Lay in the sun
•Go for are swim
•Eat ice cream
•Dress well

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I look at myself and feel pretty, then I go out and see other people and feel just so horrible. I thought I was making progress, but I just cannot look at myself and truly believe I'm beautiful. I have so many flaws that I don't want people to look at me sometimes, and my friends are all so good looking that I have stopped allowing myself to hang out with them. Idk what to do now, I feel like it's gone too far but I can't help but just know that I'm ugly and flawed. Nothing helps.

Hi there. It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time struggling with your self-image. Beauty is such a complicated issue, influenced by society’s standards of what is considered “beautiful.” The fact that you’re able to– even “sometimes”– look at yourself and feel pretty is a great accomplishment! When we focus too much on the negative, inner thoughts and what we say to ourselves, we believe it, and this inevitably affects how we feel. I encourage you to challenge your negative thoughts about yourself. Is it really true that you’re so flawed and ugly, that you don’t even deserve to spend time with your friends? If there is any reason to not believe that is true, seize it. Confidence is often the only thing you need to help you feel like you can face anything, including self-image. As trite as it sounds, that confidence will shine through. Good luck!

Elizabeth Lee

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You are beautiful and perfect all by yourself, okay? 

Self Care Magic

✨Drinking iced raspberry tea infused with rose petals, or a pumpkin spice latte for the cinnamon allspice and clove but also just because you really like it

✨Power songs played during the morning commute and singing as loud as you can without worrying about other drivers seeing you, getting yourself fired up for the day

✨Banishing spells cast on toxic lovers and friends, because even though it hurts to let them go it also feels freeing as hell

✨Self cleansing rituals that make you feel recharged, whether it be fancy ritual baths, or that good smelling face wash that you use every morning

✨Wrapping yourself in the love of friends and family deity when you’re not feeling up to it yourself, they will love you no matter what so relying on them is okay and good

✨Going to a secret spot to be alone, or to watch the world go by and just be still, from a secret pond miles into the forest, to the quiet spot by the window in your favorite cafe

✨Protection spells cast before going out drinking and dancing to keep off the creeps and their unwanted advances, because you just wanna dance and that’s the last thing you need

I know it’s hard for you to talk to anyone right now, but how much do I wish I could tell you this: love isn’t everything. You don’t always have to live on the feeling of being in love. You are not a half of a whole seeking for your perfect other half; you are whole. You could be capable of creating masterpieces if you tried to reach for the sky. So please don’t get stuck in your hopeless circle, waiting for love - you are so much more than that person you said you are.

If you’re looking for a sign that someone cares, this is it.

If you’re looking for a sign to give you strength to keep trying, this is it.

If you’re looking for a sign that you’re worth it, this is it.

If you’re looking for a sign to tell you you’re going to be ok, this is it.

If you’re looking for a sign to tell you someone believes in you, this is it.

If you’re looking for a sign, this is it.

In case nobody’s told you today, you’re worthy. You’re valid. I’m glad you exist