Mental Health Makeover: Mindblowing Tips for a Happier, Healthier You!

A healthy mind is crucial for living a life of health and happiness. These mental health tips will help you overcome your inner turmoil and enjoy a blissful life. 

Other People’s Feelings

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Far too many of us live our lives in fear of other people’s reactions. We choose our careers, friends, and even partners because it’s what our parents want, and we don’t want to hurt their feelings. We cater to toxic friends and bend over backward to avoid offending the ridiculous sensibilities of older relatives. 

Your mental health will significantly improve when you realize you aren’t responsible for other people’s feelings. Stop tiptoeing around people and start enjoying your life. Let them be mad – that’s their problem, not yours. 

Within Reason, of Course

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Some folks take not caring about other people’s feelings too far. You must be willing to compromise with your life partner because their feelings matter, too. In addition, you can’t run off to pursue your dreams of being a Twitch streamer when you have three children to support. 

When we say stop catering to other people’s feelings, we don’t mean your kids and your partner’s feelings. 

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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You don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve had a week of great sleep each night. Splurge on a high-quality mattress and pillows, and find a routine that allows you eight uninterrupted hours each night. 

You’ll feel ready to take on the world. 

Leave them Behind

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One of the harshest truths about life is that some folks are a hindrance to your mental health and personal growth. 

Some you thought was your best friend may try to tear you down, your parents may not understand that you want something different, and a potential partner may wish to limit your growth in support of their own. 

Letting go of relationships that don’t serve your best interests is okay. 

A Living Wage

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It’s nearly impossible to enjoy a healthy mental outlook when struggling for basic survival. Finding a job that pays a living wage is crucial to your health and wellness. 

Financial Life in Order

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A job with a living wage is only the first step in the battle for financial security. A living wage won’t help your mental health if you blow all your money and can’t afford necessities. 

Learning financial literacy, building a budget, and making a financial plan that supports your life goals will take the stress out of money and allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

Remove Social Media

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Social media shows the highlights of everyone’s life mixed in with the worst news of the day. The insidious mixture slams us with a double whammy: despair about the state of the world mixed with the uneasy feeling that we aren’t doing good enough. 

The real world isn’t nearly as bad as social media makes it seem. Stop doom-scrolling and start living; you’ll see. 

Get a Cat

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Pets enhance your life. Dogs require a ton of work and attention and aren’t suited for small apartments. Cats are far easier, adapting well to smaller places and providing the same level of love, joy, and companionship. 

Work Out

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When you’re feeling down, the last thing you want to do is exercise. But it helps – a lot. 

Working out keeps your mind and body fit. It releases feel-good endorphins that lift your spirits. 

Stop Drinking

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Alcohol is awful for your mental and physical health. You don’t realize how much it’s affecting you until you give it up completely. 

Even a few drinks on the weekends have a negative impact. Give it up; you’ll feel loads better. 

Self Reflection

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Let’s be real. Sometimes, you’re the problem. If you really want to improve your mental health, you need to do some heavy introspection and self-examination to determine where you’re the problem and how you can improve. 

Enjoy Nature

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When was the last time you sat in the park and watched the squirrels frolic or enjoyed the feel of fresh grass on your feet?

Get out into nature. Smell the flowers, and enjoy the serene flow of a gentle brook. You’ll feel refreshed just from being in the fresh air. 

Positivity

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Sometimes, it’s all a matter of perspective. Trying to find the positive side to any event will help you feel better about your life in general. 

Tell yourself how beautiful the day is, and embrace an optimistic attitude. 

Travel

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Though staycations are lovely, nothing broadens your mind and expands your horizons like journeying to the furthest reaches of the globe. 

Therapy

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Sometimes, grit and perseverance aren’t enough. You need professional help to alleviate your mental health problems. There’s nothing wrong with getting the help you need through a licensed mental health professional. 

Start Journaling

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Increase your health and wellness with a simple, low cost tool: Journaling. But don’t take our word for it. 

Mental health experts speak out about all the benefits journaling offers

Practice Self Care

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Self-Care is essential to wellbeing. Try one of these indulgent self care activities when you have a moment of spare time

Savor Every Moment

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They often say time flies, and that’s true. We’re often so busy we don’t even notice the days and years slip away. 

Yes Time Flies – But Here’s How To Savor Every Moment

Find Your Purpose

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If you’re feeling depressed because your life lacks meaning, explore ways to bring more purpose to your life. 

Here’s how to find your purpose

Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar
 

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