Dan Siegel offers three things that greatly help one’s overall mental health. I rearranged the list (as found in Curt Thompson’s Anatomy of the Soul) so I could make the word FAN. Here are the three things:
Focused attention exercises. These are things such as prayer and meditation on the Word of God.
Aerobic activity. Forty-five minutes a day at least five times a week. We think better when we our body feels better.
Novel learning experiences. Pushing yourself to learn something new. Could be gardening, cooking, a new language, really just about anything that forces the brain to make new connections.