23 tips for improving your mental health

Identify your strengths

Tom Rath’s national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press, £12) features assessments to determine your strengths followed by advice on strategising them accordingly. Get a copy and watch your productivity climb as you capitalise on assets you didn’t know you had.

Try some aromatherapy

A study conducted by Rutgers University found those in a floral-scented room displayed greater wellbeing than those in a room filled with classic fragrances, such as Chanel No 5 or unscented air. So put in a call to a florist, such as Grace & Thorn.

Unsubscribe from your inbox

Emails can be addictive. Constantly checking your inbox at work is unproductive and an escape from proper work. Plus, checking emails when you are out of the office can increase anxiety. Read Unsubscribe: How To Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions And Get Real Work Done by Jocelyn K Glei (Piatkus, £9.99) for tips on the best times to email, how to prioritise them and how to switch off after hours.

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