How do I maintain my mental health in everyday life ?
- 18 August, 2022
If you have a hectic job and a fairly active social life, then you can probably recognize the challenge of balancing it all. It’s not just about seeming on top of the world, by appearing festive and with a big smile on your face.
It’s also about whether you can stand being around other people, without wanting to crawl under the covers in fetal position afterwards.
Your mental health needs to be taken care of in the same way that you brush your teeth. That should be every day and preferably several times.
It can be challenging to create a routine around it. There are so many other things that need to be achieved. It is mainly when we are down that we feel how important it is to maintain. You can take a few steps in your everyday life to take better care of yourself.
Yes, that’s all you need to start with.
When you start taking your health seriously, it is often with big ambitions. There are often several different instances, all of which are set in motion at the same time.
The problem is if you set the ambition too high that you cannot possibly complete these over a long period of time.
Instead, set a smaller goal that you can accomplish with excellence. Once you get started, time will feel shorter and shorter. Later, you can extend the time if you wish.
Talk out loud to yourself
When you’re in your own company and thinking about how your day went, do you ever catch yourself going down the rabbit hole?
Your own inner dialogue can run wild if you let it. It is normal. It is the reptilian part of your brain that is constantly searching for dangers and unknowns.
By talking out loud to yourself, you can get out of the stressed state you have created for yourself a little faster.
Less phone, more bedtime
If you get less than 6 hours of sleep a day, it shortens your lifespan by almost 9 years. That says something about the importance of prioritizing your sleep.
Doing just this one thing would prepare your mental health 60% more than anything else.