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Taking care of your mental health

There is no better time than now to take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you doing? Where are your stress levels at? And what is the most recent thing you did to support your mental health?

While becoming more common, conversations around mental health are still not something that we discuss enough.

Just like physical health, everyone has their own version of mental health. It looks different for all of us, from the things that trigger a decline in our mental health to the elements that support it. Unlike physical health, it can be very difficult from the outside to observe if someone is struggling with their mental health.

No matter where you are at, it is always a good idea to find ways that work for you to promote optimum mental health. Your state of mind will likely vary from day to day, so it is great to be aware of tools and habits that you can turn to when things get tough, as well as support you on the brighter days too.

A key tip that is often given to help support mental health is to be physical. If you are on-farm, the chances are that there is a huge physical aspect to your day-to-day, so you may feel that that particular factor has been covered. On the other hand, in addition to your daily work, there may also be a form of exercise that you love, such as running, lifting weights or even yoga. Whatever the case, being active can definitely help.

Beyond physical activity, here are three more ideas to help you support your mental health: