HALT for Mental Health

My biggest advancement in treating my anxiety and depression is an incredibly simple tool I will share with you. It’s called HALT which stands for Hungry,  Anxious,  Lonely, Tired.

Periodically throughout my day I pause and ask myself how I’m doing. Should I grab a snack or meal?  Is it time for me to take am anxiety pill? Do I need to reach out for human connection? Would I feel better for a coffee or an early bedtime?

I can take it past those basic four. Do I have an unmet physical need? Should I stretch or change my posture? Do I need to pee? Am I breathing deeply?

Prevention has been the best treatment for me. When I take time to HALT, I feel better.

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