Government of New Brunswick

A healthy mental health: a balanced life

It takes only a few ingredients to inspire hope

  1. Foster healthy, meaningful relationships.
  2. Share humour. Laughter can go a long way to keeping us mentally fit!
  3. Do one thing at a time. Learn to enjoy the present moment fully.
  4. Enjoy hobbies. They will keep your brain active!
  5. Volunteer within your community. You will help others and make yourself feel great at the same time.
  6. Set realistic goals; reaching them will build confidence and foster a sense of satisfaction.
  7. Exercise regularly to improve your psychological well-being and reduce depression, stress and anxiety.
  8. Take a few moments each day: close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and unplug from your surroundings. This simple practice helps lower blood pressure and calms your mind.
  9. “Collect” positive emotional moments. Recall times when you have experienced pleasure, comfort, peace or other positive feelings.
  10. Each day, remember three things for which you can be grateful. An attitude of gratitude boosts our immune system. “

For more information on ways to boost your mental health visit the Canadian Mental Health Association.