Mentally Fit – 10 Fundamentals Of Staying Happy And Healthy

Everyone has good and bad days.

But it’s the people who let their bad days constantly get them down that pay a deeper price.

The key is not to dwell on them. Focus on what’s right in front of you. Focus on the task at hand, and why you are doing it.

Remember the reason you are doing what you do. Having a healthy outlook on life is great to help yourself in the long term, but it still takes more than that to keep you mentally sound. Every day decisions should be made with goals in mind.

Conflicting emotions will trip you up for sure. Make healthier choices more often. Take care of your body and soul, learn to deal with stress and depression, and learn to love yourself, to change your outlook on life.

Easier said then done of course, especially for those with a general disposition for always looking for problems in everything.

I was there.

I know how it feels.

But it is not an impossible task. Here are some simple tips:

1.    Eat Right: Your body needs to be functioning at its best for you to feel your best. A healthy diet can help lead the way to a healthy outlook on life.

2.    Keep Fit: A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. If you are exercising and eating right, you are way ahead of the game.

3.    Build Your Confidence: Confidence in your self is so important. If you believe in yourself and believe in your ability to do good things, you can do anything.

4.    Make Time For Family And Friends: Family and friends are so important for your mental health. They remind you how much you are loved, that you are needed and that there is a place for you in their hearts. Learn To Love Yourself. If you can accept your flaws and appreciate all the good that you have to offer, you can learn to be at peace with yourself.

5.    Give Support: You know what it’s like to be down and out. If you know someone who is having a tough time of things, be there for them. Lend an ear and help them get through the rough times that are causing them grief. They’ll be there for you when you need them.

6.    Create A Budget: Is there anything more stressful than dealing with your finances and lack there of? Creating a budget and following it can take a lot of that stress from you life.

7.    Volunteer: Volunteering can help you feel so good about yourself. It can make you feel like you are making a difference in people’s lives and that you are contributing positively to society.

8.    Manage Stress: Learning to manage stress can go a long way in sustaining your mental health. Stress is unavoidable, letting it bring you down is.

9.    Strength In Numbers: Don’t stew in your grief. Let your friends and family know when you are going through troubled times, so they can help you get out of your funk and back to being healthy and well.

10.    Identify When You Are Troubled: Learn to recognize when your mental health might be slipping and look for support. Being mentally healthy is just as important and being physically healthy. You need a combination of both to be at your best every day.