25 Mar 7 Tips for Better Mental and Emotional Health
via Psychology Today by Tchiki Davis
- Mental health means more than a lack of mental disorders; emphasizing positive characteristics also boosts emotional wellness.
- Some strategies to do this include doing activities you enjoy, building a better relationship with technology, being kind to yourself, and practicing gratitude.
- Using positive reappraisal, adding positive stuff to your brain, and setting goals are also constructive ways to improve mental and emotional health.
Emotional health is defined as a lack of mental disorders, but it also includes positive emotional characteristics, like resilience, self-efficacy, and vitality. Given how many different aspects of mental and emotional health there are, there are actually lots of different things we can do to improve them (to start, you might take this well-being quiz). Here are a few things you can do:
1. Boost Mental and Emotional Health By Doing Things You Enjoy
An easy way to get an emotional boost is to do activities that you enjoy. Go out to eat with friends, play games, do crafts, or get a new hobby. Just doing fun things can go a long way in helping your mental and emotional health.
2. Build a Better Relationship With Technology
Spending too much time on our phones or online isn’t good for our mental and emotional health. But if we learn how to interact with our technology in healthy ways, it doesn’t have to be bad for us. We can learn how to have more positive interactions online and use our tech toys to connect with others. For more tips, check out my book, Outsmart Your Smartphone.
3. Boost Mental and Emotional Health By Being Kind to Yourself
Many of us are so mean to ourselves. We might have a vicious inner self-critic, or we might find that we judge ourselves harshly for any mistakes we make. But the truth is, we all make mistakes and have flaws. Self-acceptance, despite those flaws, is a key to happiness.
So be nice to yourself and give yourself a break. You could work on building skills, like self-compassion, and try to believe in yourself more…
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