Over the past few ~unprecedented~ years, we've learned that now more than ever, investing in your mental health is always a good idea.
When everything around us might be going to s**t, keeping as positive a mindset as possible can make a world of difference.
And while working out every day and eating five serves of vegetables may help, at times, large lifestyle shifts can feel out of reach.
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So we spoke to 16 women about the simple tricks they have for taking care of their mental health.
Whether you're in the midst of a crisis or would like to future proof your mindset, here are 16 mental health hacks that have changed women's lives.
"Every now and then I go phone-less for extended periods of time. I have taken five-day holidays interstate and not taken my phone because I needed the digital detox. Yes, it can be tricky, but you feel so revived afterwards. It brings me back to the present and reminds me to appreciate the ‘now’. I also delete Instagram regularly – not just the app, but my actual Instagram. Then I’ll go a few months – one time nearly a year – without it. It’s not for self-esteem reasons though, it’s to spend more time on what’s important, which greatly helps my mental health." – Bronte.
"I stopped drinking alcohol altogether. Mentally and physically, it has been the best thing ever. I'm not buying into the 'mummy wine time' trope anymore." - Jaime.
"I have set up a button on my phone screen labelled SOS. It has reminders, and links to all the things that help me when I start to feel anxious, such as recorded meditations (from my psychologist and ones I found online), scripted exercises, like breathing on my hands, and reminders of body hacks I can use, like running cold water over my arms." - Lauren.