We know that no one is perfect – everyone comes with their fair share of flaws. But, did you know that some toxic habits can actually damage your mental health and drain your energy? The shocking thing is that you might not even be noticing them. On the other hand, some good news is that you can get rid of these unhealthy habits that put you in a grim mental space. By introducing these changes into your life, you can blossom into your best self and enjoy your surroundings more than you did before.
Here are the habits that are ruining your mental health:
1. Don’t Make It Picture Perfect
A study was conducted on people visiting a museum who observed the objects on display and then took photos of some of them. Surprisingly, it was concluded that the visitors were unable to recall the details of objects they took pictures of compared to those they did not photograph. Most of the time, while taking photos, many people tend to forget to enjoy and live in the moment. So, the next time you want to take a photo, be sure to enjoy the beauty of the moment first. After all, pictures might get lost or deleted, but memories will always be a part of you.
2. No Room for Exercise
Exercising is known for many benefits other than dropping a few pounds. Studies in JAMA Psychiatry show that if someone incorporates exercise in their daily routine, their chances of developing depression go down by 19%. Similarly, people suffering from depression are most likely to be inactive, whereas active people are less likely to suffer from depression. The best way to combat inactivity is to force yourself. You’ll find it hard doing so for the first few times but, soon enough, you'll find yourself enjoying the act of staying active.
3. Unhealthy Relationship, Unhealthy life
Your significant other plays a very important role in your life, and your mental wellbeing. They support you emotionally and boost you up when you are feeling down. But, what happens if your partner is the cause of your depression, stress, or anxiety? For starters, such a relationship can deeply hurt your self-esteem. It can also have a severe negative impact on your mental health.
First and foremost, you need to be able to figure out whether your partner is abusive towards you. This may require outside help. You can always confide in a close friend or loved one to help you gain insight. Life can be challenging at times, but things will not get better if you don't take a stand for yourself.
Are you guilty of indulging in these three unhealthy habits? Take a stand for yourself today and rid yourself of these toxic behaviors. Your mental health will thank you for it.