Your poor, overwhelmed brain. In today’s multitasking, goal-oriented world, it operates at a ridiculously fast pace, bouncing tirelessly from one thought to another. This non-stop mental activity can be harmful to your mind and your body, but too few people know how to properly care for their mental muscle.
Just as the right balance of fruits, veggies, grains, protein, and dairy helps fuel your body, this mix of activities helps bolster your brainpower. Do you get enough of them? Here are certain activities which you should incorporate in your daily life to keep your mental health on point :
- Make sure your have time throughout day to practice self care. Schedule in some “me” time.
- Spend time to really connect with colleagues or family members.
- Engage in something which can boost your mental health e.g. exercise, volunteering.
- Incorporate relaxation into your day. why not try some deep breathing?
- Take time to observe and assess your feelings and emotions.
- At the end of each day write down 3 good things you have achieved or are grateful for.
- Plan some activities which are pleasurable and give you a sense of achievement.
- If you experience negative thoughts write them down and challenge them.
- Look after your physical self. Eat a balanced diet, take breaks and go for a walk.
- If you are feeling low or anxious then don’t be afraid to talk to someone.
Well-being is associated with balance, understanding, acceptance and constant growth. Take Care.