Caring for your mental health can lead to improved mood, reduced anxiety, clearer thinking, deeper relationships and improved self-esteem and confidence. Below are eight proven daily habits to improve your mental health:

1. Get restful sleep
2. Cut back on social media
3. Strengthen your relationships
4. Move your body on your own terms
5. Savor nutrient-rich foods
6. Know when to take it easy
7. Make time for rest
8. Get some sunshine

Your mental health plays a pivotal role in your quality of life. Many of the factors that can affect mental health remain beyond your control, but adding beneficial habits to your days can promote greater wellness. Just know that when it comes to adopting new habits it’s generally more helpful to start with just one or two at a time, instead of a complete overhaul. Then, check in with yourself to take stock of how those changes helped.