Mental wellness in everyday life – practices to improve anxiety and wellbeing

Taking care of your mental health is an essential part of living a fulfilling life. We live in a fast-paced and hectic world where it can be difficult not to get caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Many of us have little time for self care, and when we do, it’s easy to just scroll on your phone and forget the world.

However, by implementing daily mental health practices, you can maintain a healthy mind and body. If you’re struggling with anxiety and restlessness, some of the tips covered in this article could prove to help you find inner peace.

Meditation and mindfulness

One of the best ways to improve your mental health is through daily meditation and mindfulness practices. Taking even just a few minutes each day to sit quietly and focus on your breathing can help you to reduce stress, improve focus, and increase overall feelings of wellbeing. There are many different meditation techniques, so find one that works best for you. You may also consider attending a guided meditation class to help you get started. 


Regular exercise is essential for good mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which can help improve overall mood, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase self-esteem. It doesn’t have to be anything too extreme – even a 30 minute walk each day can do wonders for your mental health. 

Gratitude journaling

Writing down things you are grateful for each day can help shift your focus from negative thoughts to positive ones. Keeping a gratitude journal can help you appreciate the good things in your life and cultivate a more positive mindset.

Eating well

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help improve your mental health. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, can all help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

Spiritual podcasts

Listening to spiritual podcasts can be an excellent way to improve your mental health. Even if you aren’t particularly religious, a sense of spirituality can be comforting. Spiritual podcasts cover a wide range of topics, from meditation, self-help, and personal development. Listening to these podcasts can help you gain new insights, feel more connected in your inner self, and find inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward.

Need some go-to podcasts to get yourself started? Here are some of our picks: 

The JrD podcast, hosted by Edmonton native John de Ruiter, offers a fresh and contemporary approach to spirituality and personal growth. With a focus on topics such as relationships, the self, and spirituality, John provides engaging in-person and online conversations that challenge listeners to question their assumptions and discover new insights. In addition to his podcast, John is an accomplished author with books such as Unveiling Reality.

Tara Brach is an American psychologist and mediation teacher who teaches Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate and engaging view on the world. The result is a distinct voice in Eastern Buddhism, offering a wise and caring approach to free oneself of suffering. Tara offers multiple services on her website.

Taking care of your mental health is essential to living a fulfilling life. Incorporating daily mental health practices can help you in achieving that goal. Make sure to take time each day to provide a little self care.