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Staying mentally strong and healthy

Staying mentally strong and healthy

Prevention is the best medicine. It is really difficult to pull out of negative spirals once we've fallen into them.

  • It's hard to pull out of a major depressive episode once we're in the habit of beating ourselves up.
  • It's hard to stop worrying once we've started imagining all the worst possible outcomes.

Not that pulling out of these problems is impossible. It isn't. But it can be a struggle. Life can be much better if we can creatively avoid these negative cycles in the first place.

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Staying organized and on track with all your responsibilities is a big part of not getting stressed out.

Intermittent Fasting means that you restrict your eating to a certain window of time. For example, start eating at noon and eat the last meal at 7:00.

The ability to directly and respectfully ask for what you want, and setting boundaries on what you don't want, is key to building self-confidence and living according to your values.

Getting consistently good rest will benefit everything from your immune system to your emotions.

Mindfulness is a great way to train and control your attention - what you choose to focus on. Mindfulness can help you stop worrying and instead focus on the positives in your life; it can help you stop criticizing yourself and prevent you from procrastinating.

This method is where you exercise very intensely for short amounts of time. For example, 3 - 4 intense 30-minute workouts per week.

When you feel stressed or anxious, never worry in your head.

We all have shortcomings and blindspots. Try to take active steps to counteract them by regularly asking for feedback from people you trust.

  • Not all mental health habits and routines should apply to everyone, but most are universally applicable.
  • Not all mental health habits are mentioned, nor are they gospel.
  • Many of the mental health habits are not psychological in nature. Mental health is built on top of a fo...

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