Meditation, Movement, and Meaningful Work
The benefits of meditation are well-documented. But a regular practice can also help a person notice the subtle changes that signal the onset of episodes of mood change, anxiety, or psychosis, enabling interventions that can head off more serious episodes.
One of the things we can control in life is our physical fitness. As simple as getting out and moving, activity can clear the mind, foster confidence, and keep us engaged and energetic. Nothing fancy required. Just get up and do something.
While the independence offered by competitive employment is an important goal, any disciplined activity that keeps the mind and body engaged and committed can only help a person return to health and productivity.