If only feeling peace and ease with every new day was as easy as ordering a new TAB Performance exhaust. While it takes time, practice, and dedication to protect your mental health – there are some things you can eliminate from your life that will help you reach a state of inner peace, which is exactly why we’re here. We’re offering a list of 5 things you should stop doing to protect your mental health.
Let’s get into it.
1- Taking Everything Personally
If you find yourself always taking others’ behaviors and opinions personally, it’s time to put a stop to this energy-zapping mindset. Instead, it’s important for you to recognize that how others think and feel has much more to do with them than it does with you. People will project their own fears, insecurities, and judgments onto others. It’s your responsibility to not let this affect you.
2- Spending Hours Online
Scrolling TikTok, checking Instagram, and reading Reddit threads has become one of the most popular ways to “relax.” Unfortunately, this relaxed feeling doesn’t last long, and spending too much time online can have a serious effect on your mental health. If you want to get serious about protecting your mental well-being, limit your recreational screen time to under 1 hour a day.
3- Isolating from Friends & Family
If you consider yourself to be an introvert, this one might be challenging for you. Spending time to yourself isn’t an inherently bad thing, but if you haven’t seen anyone in days – it’s time to step back out into the world. Humans are social creatures, and it’s important that we feel connected and bonded to others. We aren’t asking that you fill up your social calendar each day but try and make an effort to spend quality time with friends or family at least once or twice a week. This will help prevent mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
4- Repressing Your Feelings
Something they don’t teach us in school is how to emotionally regulate ourselves, which is essential to protecting our mental health. Without knowing how to be aware of our emotions and how to manage them, we’re unknowingly held captive by them. Emotions are designed to be felt, and without allowing yourself to truly acknowledge them, you’ll be ill-equipped to handle the challenges that inevitably cross your path in life.
5- Staying in Toxic Relationships
It’s easy to tell others that toxic relationships aren’t good for them, but it’s different when it comes to ourselves. Why is this? Why do we so desperately hang on to something that we know corrodes our chance at happiness, love, and peace? The reason is often because we don’t believe there’s something out there that’s better for us. The only way to truly know this is to use the courage and strength that’s always within you and love yourself enough to let go of what doesn’t belong in your life.