17 Jan 5 Daily Habits That Create Mental Stability
People with severe mental illnesses – generally die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Those without a solid grasp of their mental state have recorded low levels of life satisfaction.
Now, this is in no way a scare tactic, however; with the level of information and increase in global stress levels, young people run higher risks of suffering from mental illness.
Frankly, you need to have more good days than bad days to keep your head above water and we’ve found basic daily routines to keep your mental health in check.
5 Daily Habits That Create Mental Stability
1. KNOW YOUR CIRCLE
As young people, a term we are very familiar with is cutting people off, especially when getting a new phase of life, a new job, a new location or even a new year.
Although randomly cutting people off has been described as unhealthy, it’s best to know how the people around you affect your mental health.
So, take out time to study the people in your life, and what they bring.
Negative or positive, helpful or stressful?
Remove the negative people or at least reduce their impact. This is a definite game changer.
2. SET BOUNDARIES
People treat you how you teach them to treat you.
Granted, some people behave however they want irrespective of how their behaviour is viewed, however; you can draw limits on how you want people to relate with you and inadvertently how you are treated.
If you’ve never done this, it might be a little difficult for you and the people in your life to adjust to it, but you will be better off for it.
3. THINK BEFORE REACTING
Fight or flight is a usual method of operation for a lot of young people; its ether battle stations or escape routes.
No in between.
It’s however possible to try a different, healthier approach.
People with perfectly managed emotions do not react to issues, instead, they think over them.
They get their own perspective, listen without any judgment, and avoid reacting instantly.
4. DO YOU
Do you do things for people because you want to or because you struggle with saying ‘no’?
It might not be obvious to you that you are a people pleaser, but if you notice you feel burdened when “helping people” you should find out the root cause of why you struggle with saying no.
If this is not checked your mental health is going to suffer.
5. HAVE ACHIEVABLE EXPECTATIONS
The phrase ‘No expectations, No disappointment’ has been quoted one too many times by underachievers, but a good take home from that is voiding undue expectations.
To find a healthy balance, it is best to set very realistic and achievable expectation for yourself. A good way to do this is organising a self-review.
Write out your goals, map out your plan on achieving them, this will help you separate the achievable from the non-achievable.
Taking care of your mental health should be on of your to-do list at all times and if you take these tips and make them a part of your daily routine, you will have more control of your mental health at all times and boost your overall positivity.