When you get a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel ready to take on the day, which improves your mood and mental health. Shutterstock.

Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

It’s easy to want to stay up later, especially after the kids go to bed. You feel that you’re taking your precious “me time” and helping your mental health. If you’re a night owl and staying up later doesn’t affect you because you get to sleep in or you’re on a consistent schedule, stay up. But, if you’re always tired and go to bed at all hours, it’s time to focus on establishing a schedule. 

The fact is, to take care of yourself, you need to rest. You need 7 to 8 hours every night to help your mind function. It can also help you stay motivated, focused, and feel better overall.