Recognize Your Strengths

Feeling sad or anxious, or depressed is normal. Feeling heavy at heart or not feeling very good is a part of life that you can always overcome. Your mental health pal has developed some comforting activities that can help enhance your mood. 

Remember, we are there for you always. 

These self-help exercises are not a substitute for any expert care. If you require medical attention or have difficulties with your mental health, please see a doctor or therapist. If you’re in a crisis or considering self-harm, helplines can offer free, confidential assistance.

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In a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

Step 1

Taking a break on days when you feel low is normal.

But in the meantime, you may take a minute to think about yourself and note down your strengths and how it affects your day-to-day life.

Step 2

Think of any activities you always look forward to, which you are always excited to do and can never get bored of.

These activities can be anything. You can also ask your close one to help you recognize your strength.

Step 3

Now write down about them in your diary and about the time when you used them to feel content.

Step 4

How do you feel now? Do you think it was helpful, and now you are in your element? Now plan to use it to keep up with your strengths in your upcoming days.