Now more than ever, it’s important that you invest in your mental wellness, by any means necessary. It appears everyone is feeling the weight of the world these days and it can be daunting. People use a variety of tools to ward off stress, from healthy releases such as exercise or not so healthy ones such as drinking daily. And although those things can help, it’s most important to build a strong mental state to endure tough times.

Here are 3 things to incorporate into your life every day to protect your mind, spirit and your peace.

  1. Unplug. The constant stream of news can bring your spirits down. Designate a screen-free time during your day to unplug from the television and social media to reset. Go outside, get some sun, and commune with nature. Read a few pages of a good book. Recite your daily affirmations. Whatever feeds your soul in a positive way, do it.
  2. Pray/Meditate. It’s inspiring to find hope and peace through prayer and meditation. Quieting the mind can be of tremendous benefit for your mental health. Sit quietly for 10-20 minutes to rejuvenate your spirit.
  3. Take a nap. Napping has numerous advantages, but it is especially good to relax and recharge the brain. Read more on the benefits of napping here.