World Mental Health Day has recently passed, but Brett Eldredge wants fans to be emotionally fit on a daily basis.
The “Songs About You” singer took to social media (October 20) to reveal his top five tips on how to improve his mental health.
“I was a little depressed today, just a little tired. Just mentally drained,” Eldredge said. “So I was like, I gotta change my move. I gotta move. I started doing that, and I feel a hundred times better,” he added.
The country crooner filmed himself at his home gym. The practice area included a bench press, dumbbells and a yoga mat – everything one needs to escape reality and become your best self.
He continued to share his sanity hacks. First, Eldredge challenged his dedicated followers to “move!”
“If you can, do something every day to get you moving,” Eldredge said. “Get your heart pumping. Get out of your comfort zone. It’s a game of sanity. Getting moving was the number one thing that helped me.”
Next, he stressed the importance of an uninterrupted sleep cycle and a fitness routine.
“Sleep well,” he stressed. “Train well.”
The chart-topping artist was quick to mention that a balanced diet is an essential part of maintaining a strong mindset and body.
“Get a good diet – eat your best.”
More importantly, he encouraged everyone to be kind to each other and to themselves.
“Don’t be too hard on yourself,” he said. “That’s my tip for the day. I’m no master, but I’m discovering it slowly, one day at a time. I guarantee you can too. What are you waiting for?” Eldredge interrogated.
Country music fans flocked to the comments to thank the hitmaker for the encore and for sparking conversation.
“Thank you, BE. I really needed it. I’ve been in a lot of pain lately. You’re the best!” said a TikTok user. “So true, and I really needed that reminder. It’s a fight some days, BUT I try,” added another. “I write in a gratitude journal almost every morning. It helps me keep my soul in check.”
It’s far from the first time the singer-songwriter has opened up about his mental health, as he’s become an advocate over the years. In early 2021, he shared a revealing poem that touched on his struggles.
“I woke up feeling less than me | Tried to write all the words but it didn’t help | Walked along the bridge through the commons lot | Still hurt, I held its grip much longer than I wanted to | Tried to escape everyone any way I could,” he wrote on Instagram. “Then I realized that feeling this could be good | For how could I know the feeling of happiness | If life was all smiles and love without risk | So today I’m going to soak up all this pain | The more I feel | The more I gain.”
Music and writing became an escape for Eldredge. He wrote his moving ballad “Raymond” while focusing on his grandmother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Her vulnerability and helpful storytelling are also on display in her latest album, “Songs About You.”
He previously told Hello Magazine that exercise and self-care have become a form of “medicine”. The singer also said he needs to feel comfortable being alone and embracing his “own company”.
“I think we all struggle with it in some way, but there are definitely days when I’m like – I mean, I don’t hate myself, but there are times when it’s hard , and you have to give yourself thanks for that,” he told the publication. “A little space, and that’s what I did.”
While keeping his sanity in check, the Chicago native is preparing for his highly anticipated Glow Live Tour. Eldredge will kick off the 14-city race with a three-night residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and wrap up in Boston. Tickets are available for purchase, here.
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