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7 Mental Health Habits For Women

7 Mental Health Habits For Women To Focus On In 2020 As the YWCA’s Human Resources Engagement Generalist, Julia Leavitt is well aware of the stress experienced by women working in the social services field — and in many other careers. Sometimes when working with clients, customers or family, women lose themselves, she says. “To best serve our clients, we need to figure out how to best serve ourselves, and make our wellness and well-being a priority.” We’ve gathered some mental health tips for the new year. See if a few resonate with you. Spend more time with support. Look to friends, family — anyone who makes you feel good and can affirm your feelings, Leavitt says. Bonus points if a few can make you laugh. Laughing more helps reduce stress, she says. “Comedic relief always makes me feel so good,” Leavitt says. “Surrounding yourself with positive energy and people can boost a sense of self, and reduce stressful thoughts that might keep me up at night.” Look to the lunch hour. A midda…