Spring Clean 2022: Your Mind!

LTMMH Spring Tips for Mental Health 2022 for Men
Spring Clean Your Mind

Owning your mind is a challenge for a lot of people, taking back control can seem extremely daunting and something thrown around by motivational speakers, life coaches and the such… but it doesn’t have to be fancy, fussy and full of cliche terms. We bring you; LTMMH Spring Tips for Mental Health 2022 for Men – Spring Clean Your Mind in 2022!

Owning your mind and taking back control is a super simple process, but like anything else it takes time, dedication and honesty. Below we will list a few things to try to spring clean your mind and rejuvenate your mind and body. Mental Health is all about self care and keeping on top of it to ensure you are protected from life’s stresses the best you can be.

LTMMH Spring Tips for Mental Health: Spring Clean Your Mind in 2022!

  • Mindfulness; How to practice Mindfulness effectively: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTtkYovdRos [2:39 Video] and some written tips: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mindfulness
  • Physical Exercise: This does not have to be anything more than walking.
  • Write lists and prioritise what can be dealt with.
  • Socialise / Talk with friends about your problems, join our group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ltmmhgroup [Private Men Only Group]
  • Meditation; Guided Meditation Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGhRpYzGCzI [5 Minute Guided Meditation]
  • Learn something new.
  • Set and achieve goals.
  • Give some time to a charity / friend in need / do something nice for someone else.
  • Listen to a podcast or music: Breaking The Stigma our Podcast is available here; https://ltmmh.org.uk/podcast/
  • Start your day with a positive thought.

Closing

Whatever you choose – remember there’s no pressure to get it right immediately, it’s a marathon not a sprint. Think of it like a lifestyle change rather than a quick fix. We didn’t end up where we are overnight and we aren’t going to get out that quickly either BUT with minor changes you should notice some huge improvements.

Keep being honest with yourself about your input and the output should match. Try changing one thing at a time and don’t rush into it looking for fast results, pay offs or life changing experiences – if this happens great but the goal is long term sustainability, chose things you can enjoy and don’t be afraid to try something new.

For a quick read and a more general approach here are the recommended ‘5 Ways to Well Being’ as recommended by the NHS.

  1. Take real notice of the things around you
  2. Connect with someone important to you or perhaps someone you don’t know
  3. Be physically active
  4. Learn something new
  5. Give something of value to someone else – this could be in the form of giving your time, or something of material value

Often, everyday situations can allow us to do more than one of the Five Ways in one go. Source: https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/five-ways-to-wellbeing/