Here are things I did that improved my mental health drastically:

I started exercising regularly. I got enough sleep. I ate a healthy diet. I spent time in nature.

I connected with loved ones. I learned to say no. I set realistic goals. I practiced mindfulness.

If you're struggling with your mental health, I encourage you to try some of these things. They may not be easy, but they're worth it.

Here are some more specific tips.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.

Connect with your loved ones regularly.

Talk to them about how you're feeling and spend time doing things you enjoy together.