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Habits That are Harming Your Mental Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

Mental health is a big deal. In recent years, there has been a lot of attention on protecting and enhancing mental health. And yet, there are still a great number of people who go without the care they need. Sometimes it’s because of reasons out of our control, and other times, it may be that we’re continually harming our own mental health with our own bad habits. To get a handle on your mental health and to feel better than ever, take a look at these habits to stop doing as soon as today.

You’re a Yes Man

There are times when saying yes is the right thing to do. And there are other times when you should absolutely say no. If you really don’t have time, say no. If you would rather spend time with your family, say no. Learning this very powerful word can make a huge impact on your health. Use it when needed, and never forget that this simple word is a complete sentence.

You’re Always Accessible

Are you always plugged in and accessible to everyone? No wonder you’re exhausted! If you never turn off and become unavailable, it can wear you out both physically and mentally. Try turning off the phone and computer and spending some time completely alone for just a few minutes a day. This may be enough to keep you feeling refreshed and better than ever, showing a significant improvement in mental health as a whole.

You’re Never Learning Anything New

The brain likes to be challenged. It likes to learn new things all of the time. From the time that we’re very young to the end of our lives, we should always be learning new things. If we’re not, it can seriously make us feel down and depressed. If you don’t take the time to learn new things, it’s time to make it a priority. Pick up a hobby, learn a language, find something new and interesting to learn. With this simple step, you may find that you feel a bit more energized and excited about life and all that it has to offer.

Bad habits can be hard to break, but if you want to improve the state of your mental health, it’s imperative that you take these under consideration. Do what’s best for you … and sometimes that means being selfish and making yourself a priority. Break these habits today, and you may notice a significant boost in the way that you feel tomorrow.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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