Life Tools

Feel more prepared to overcome challenges and create a hopeful outlook for the future by learning and using these life tools.

  1. Connect with Family and Friends - Feeling supported and valued by other people makes us happier and healthier. Work on making new friends and strengthening your existing relationships.
  2. Be Positive - Avoid negative thinking and try to keep a positive outlook. Your mood, actions and overall health will benefit from a positive attitude.
  3. Physical Activity - Being physically active can help you stay fit, reduce your risk of many health problems, help you manage stress and anger, reduce anxiety and depression, and so much more. Add some physical activity into your daily life today!
  4. Lend a Helping Hand - Whether you help a neighbour or volunteer for a local charity, helping people makes us feel valued and needed while connecting us with others. It's also a good way to maintain a hopeful outlook and a sense of purpose.
  5. Sleep - Try to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to perform better during the day and to feel better overall.
  6. Make Time for Fun - Everyone deserves a little joy, plus research shows that feeling good can improve our overall health, reduce stress and pain and so much more. Pick up a hobby or take time to laugh!
  7. Eating Well - Eating well improves energy levels and mood, helps us focus, reduces our risk of many health problems, reverses the effects that stress can have on our bodies and more.
  8. Connect with Your Spirit - You don't have to be religious to look after your spirit, but focusing on the things that you think are important, like your family, friends or God, can help you feel less anxious, improve your outlook, give you a sense of purpose and help you create and maintain relationships with others.
  9. Learn to Cope - Everyone faces stressful situations at some time or another, but knowing how to deal with hard times or overcome life's challenges can be very helpful in many different situations. Writing about how you feel, exercising, and staying positive are just some of the many ways you can learn to cope in difficult situations.
  10. Get Help - If stress or other problems are keeping you from feeling good or making it difficult to function, get professional help. Mental health professionals can offer the help and encouragement you need to get through a particularly difficult situation or to access the supports you need to treat a mental illness.