As the new year begins, many people are resolving to pay more attention to their mental and emotional wellness in 2020. Here are the 10 best ways to improve your mental health, as recommended by therapists. 

1. Lock down a solid sleep schedule 

We live in a busy world and a good bedtime routine will go a long way to help you tackly your day with more vitality.

2. Spend 10 minutes outside each day

You can use your lunch break to take a walk to a store nearby your place of work or use your free period to read outside on campus instead of rushing back to your res room. 

3. Practise daily self-affirmations

4. Cut back on social media use 

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5. Start a gratitude journal 

6. Practise mindful, healthy eating 

7. Choose a quality relationship to invest in 

8. Try out meditation 

Remember we told you to add meditation to your workout routine too? 

READ MORE: 7 workout tips to make your fitness routine so much more rewarding this year

9. Cut out one unhealthy habit 

... and remove yourself from toxic environments. 

10. Work out for 30 minutes a day 

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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