Mental Health: Ten Solid Practices You Should Introduce To Your Everyday Lifestyle

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Mental health has to do with the wellbeing of one’s mind. Your mental health basically controls the other aspects of your overall wellness and as such, prioritizing it is one sure key to live long. Here, we’ve gathered ten solid practices you should introduce to your everyday lifestyle and when you do, we can bet your mental health will thank you!

  1. Self-care
    First things first! Take care of your mental health by prioritizing activities that bring you joy and peace of mind. It could be anything ranging from treating yourselves to that spa treatment you’ve been eyeing, engaging in hobbies, spending time outside, caring for your pet(s) or engaging in activities that just purely reinvigorates you.

  2. self-compassion:
    Be kind and gentle with yourself. Practice self-compassion by recognizing and accepting your emotions, treating yourself with kindness and understanding, and acknowledging your strengths and limitations.

  3. Practice self-compassion: Be kind and gentle with yourself. Practice self-compassion by recognizing and accepting your emotions, treating yourself with kindness and understanding, and acknowledging your strengths and limitations.

  4. Boundaries
    Boundaries are not only physical demarcations, they mean respect, self love, they mean putting your self first. Establish healthy boundaries in your personal and professional life is important in protecting your mental health. Be assertive, learn to say no without backtracking.

  5. Stress management
    Develop healthy coping mechanisms for managing stress, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or engaging in activities that help you relax and unwind.

  6. Take breaks:
    Dear reader, you are not a coward when you go on that break, take it from me. Several studies have proven that the human body functions way better after a well deserved rest. Give yourself permission to take breaks and rest as and when due. Believe me when I say the world won’t end when you go on a hike. Schedule time for breaks and be intentional about following through with it.

  7. Mindfulness
    In other news, focus on the now, this moment, this precious very moment. Why waste time worrying about the past that can’t be changed or a future that hasn’t even come into view yet? You can reminisce but learn in the process. You can think of the future but rather than worrying, plan towards it. Be aware of the present, consciously redirect straying thoughts. When your brain is working at a rate of 120km/hour, actively slow it down and you can only do these when you are mindful.

  8. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
    Yeah, you already know you will find this on this list,don’t you? Permit me to say that nothing in your body will work when your health is not in good condition. Look after your physical health by getting your body active on a reg, eating your veggies including your leafy greens (remember what happens when you eat that proverbial apple in a day) sleeping well, and avoiding excessive use of substances like alcohol and drugs that can negatively impact mental health.

  9. Gratitude
    Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by regularly reflecting on the things you are grateful for. Be it the weather, family, food on the table, friendly neighbours, good health, write down everything that makes you grateful. Literally count your blessings! Experts have proven that gratitude can uplift spirits and better moods. Say thank you for both the big things and the little things alike because at the end everything counts.

  10. Networking
    Be part of a community. Build and maintain meaningful connections with others. Surround yourself with positive minded individuals. Leave the naysayers with their negativity. Drop toxic relationships like a bad habit. Volunteer. Take active part in community services. Give back to the society. Truly, all these activities are tested and trusted to make the world a better place to live in.

Remember, prioritizing your mental health is an ongoing process. It’s important to listen to your needs, seek help when necessary, and make self-care a priority in your life




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