*Good Mental Health Habits
We live in a society that is obsessed with physical health and weight loss. However, most people do not accord their mental health the same priority as their physical health. The problem is, no matter how good you look or how “ripped” you may be, if you are not mentally healthy, your life is negatively impacted.
COVID-19 has been an unprecedented hazard to mental health globally. With this in mind, here are some good mental health habit practices:
Gratitude is like a magic bullet when it comes to mental health. Too often, when we are feeling negative emotions, we deny our full reality. That is to say, we deny all of the wonderful things that are already present in our life. Be sure to take stock of each day and feel grateful for the people, events, and things in your daily life that bring you joy and happiness. And be sure to show your gratitude to others!
The only thing worse than dealing with grief, sadness, and stress, is doing so while devaluing your own self-worth. Be sure to treat yourself as kindly as you do your loved ones. See the good in you and practice self-care and self-compassion every day.
Accept that we cannot control everything
Most of us cling to the idea that we can control every single facet of our lives. This is just not true. A desire for full control brings with it a sense of anxiety. Make this year the one where you finally let go of needing to control everything.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Toxic people are bad for mental health. It is time to put some distance between those who bring you down in order to make room for people who support you. You may also want to consider speaking regularly with a mental health counselor, who can help you navigate any issues you may be dealing with and provide coping techniques.