Mental Health Habits for 2023
We live in a society that seems obsessed with physical health and weight loss. A majority of people have tried one or more diets to lose weight. People join gyms, juice, and take supplements, all in an effort to optimize their physical health.
However, many don’t give their mental health enough attention.
In our current age, when many of us are dealing with health and financial struggles, the stress can really take a toll on our mental health. With this in mind, here are some good mental health habits to practice in 2023 and beyond:
Too often, when we are feeling negative emotions, we deny our full reality, that is to say, we deny all of the wonderful things that are present in our life. Be sure to take realistic stock in your life each day and feel grateful for the people, events, and things in your life that bring you joy and happiness. And be sure to share your gratitude with others!
The only thing worse than dealing with grief, sadness, and stress, is doing so while devaluing your own self-worth. Be sure to treat yourself as kindly as you do your loved ones. See the good in you and practice self-care and self-compassion every day.
Most of us cling to the idea that we can control most or all facets of our lives. It’s just not true. This desire for full control brings with it a sense of anxiety. Make this year the year you finally let go when it is helpful to do so.
Surround Yourself with Healthy People
Toxic people are bad for our mental health. It’s time to cut ties with those who bring you down in order to make room for people who will support you.
Live According to Your Values
Your values are defined by you alone. It is important that our actions align with what we value most in life. When they do align, we reap the rewards through happiness and contentment.