Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. Unfortunately, you may sometimes forget about your mental health. After all, it’s obvious if you visit the gym instead of watching TV or eat salmon for dinner rather than fried chicken. How you treat your mind is usually less visible and more difficult to track. To stay on top of things, it helps to develop easy habits that fit into your usual routines. That way smart choices become more automatic. Use these tips to help you get started.
TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF: 😁
1. SLOW DOWN. 🛑
Multitasking increases your stress levels and can actually damage your brain. When you find yourself rushing around, take a deep breath. Figure out your priorities and eliminate unnecessary commitments.
2. SHIFT YOUR ATTENTION. 😊
Do you dwell on disappointments and overlook the positive events that happen each day? Start a gratitude journal to remind you of the things that you’re thankful for.
3. LISTEN TO MUSIC. 🎵
Your favorite songs can lift your spirits and give you more energy. Put together playlists for working out and doing household chores
4. SPEND TIME OUTDOORS. 🏞️
Bask in the sunshine. If you're working at home, bring your laptop out on the patio. Go camping or take a picnic to the beach on weekends.
5. MONITOR MEDIA CONSUMPTION. 💻
Disturbing news can weigh you down, and comparing yourself to others on Facebook can make you feel like you’re missing out. Search for inspirational content and set limits on screen time.
6. CONTINUE LEARNING. 📚