The benefits of meditation are well-documented. A regular practice can help you notice the subtle physical, emotional and mental changes that signal the onset of episodes of anxiety, depression or mania, Then you can intervene and prevent or successfully manage mood swings.
Nothing keeps away the physical health challenges that come with mental illness like being in shape. It'll help your mood, too. It's easy. You don't need a fancy gym. Just get out and move around.
While the independence offered by a job is an important goal in treating mental illness, any disciplined activity that keeps the mind and body engaged and committed can effectively help you return to health, productivity and independence.
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