Life has many ups and downs. There will be good days and there will be bad days. And on top of that, you have many responsibilities as a high schooler and an adult. We all have one of those days where we are just extremely drained from everything and just want to take a break from all of our responsibilities. Also, life is tough. We all have things to worry and stress about and sometimes, is hard to stay happy all the time. Mental health is very important to take care just as your physical health. Here are ways to help yourself mentally.

1. Start your day off with something you like to do

Whether it's drinking coffee or having a dance party, start the day off with something that makes you wake up and feeling energize and ready to take on the day.

2. Spend time with your friends and family

Family and friends are important, so build the relationships with them by spending more time with them. It'll help you get your mind off of things and you can have fun.

3. Write down your feelings

I love journaling because it allows you to take things out on paper and it's a stress reliever. Writing down your feelings helps you stay focus and helps you feel relaxed.

4. Smile

They say if you smile throughout the day, you'll genuinely feel happy and positive.

5. Give yourself a day off

If you need a day off, then take it. Mental health is just as important as physical health and if you're not feeling good mentally, you should take a day to rest and focus on yourself.

6. Go to therapy

Find a good therapist that you are able to talk to comfortably and get help. Therapy is a good way to help yourself mentally and helps you keep track of things.

7. Exercise and eat healthy

Give your body the right nutrients it needs and exercise. Exercising releases endorphins, which is why you feel more energized and happy after working out.

8. Meditation

Meditation can help you relax and allows you to focus on yourself more. Just 5 minutes everyday and you should feel more relaxed and focus.

9. Go out

Going out and having fun does help. It's gives you a break from all of the other things going on and you can have fun with your friends while doing whatever. It's like a stress reliever and you can take your mind off things.

10. Have a good support system

Having a good support system can really boost your mental health. Having the reassurance that you are going to do great things in life and having someone motivating you to do things really helps.

11. Listen to music

Music is such a great way to help you feel better. It kind of takes you to a different place and makes you forget about the worries that you have. Plus, you can have a dance party and who wouldn't want to do that?

12. Catch up on sleep

Sleep is important. I know that sleep is a luxurious thing now that we have more responsiblties and such, but catch up on sleep. It'll help your mental health and help you focus more.

13. Take a break from social media

Social media can be exhausting and frustrating at times. Taking a break from it can help you focus less on what other people are doing with their lives and help you focus more on your own life and can help you feel better.

14. Give kindness

Being nice to other people can really make you feel better. You probably made someone's day just by giving a nice smiling and talking to them.

15. Get toxic people out of your life

Toxic people drain you mentally and emotionally. Get them out of your life before if affects you even more.

16. Balance your time well

Have a planner and make a list of things to do, so you don't get overwhelmed with all the work. Also, balancing your time can help you have time for yourself.

17. Communicate with your loved ones

Talk to your loved ones. Talking to your loved ones can help you take you mind off things and having a good support system can help you feel like you have people to fall back on.

Life is too short, so get the help you need to live the life you want to live. Let's help ourselves be the best that we can be and start fresh.