Balanced Mental Health to Nurture Your Whole Self

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Focusing on our mental health is incredibly important, and the fact that mental health is increasingly in the spotlight is a very good thing. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to become unbalanced in our focus. In wanting to boost mental health, we can end up neglecting other aspects of ourselves and our lives.

Quite likely, you care about your home and value having a roof over your head. Imagine that the roof of your house or building became your sole focus, and every day you went up there to tend to it, spending the entire day repairing little areas that became damaged by the night’s weather, removing debris, and cleaning it. You’d have one fantastic roof, but the rest of your home would fall into disrepair. Similarly, if we tend to only one aspect of ourselves, the rest of our being can suffer.

It can be difficult to listen to ourselves, though, especially when mental health challenges erode our self-confidence. Think of it as an ongoing adventure in self-discovery in which you gradually build the skills you need to listen to and honor yourself as your best mental health resource. Here are some tips for listening to and trusting yourself.

Create a balanced approach to mental health by intentionally nurturing your whole self:

  • Engage in self-reflection to better understand what isn’t going right (or wasn’t right in your past)
  • Also reflect on what is right and what good things you want more of in your life
  • Attend to your thoughts and emotions
  • Nourish your brain and body with wholesome foods that are good for your mental health
  • Exercise in a way that is right for you
  • Nurture your relationships
  • Manage stress

The key to mental health and wellbeing is to actively care for your entire self and life experience. Start small, with one action step every day toward balanced wellbeing.

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2022, January 18). Balanced Mental Health to Nurture Your Whole Self, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 26 from

Last Updated: January 18, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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